Tucking little ones in to bed at night can seem to be a herculean parenting feat. Falling asleep can be even harder to help our little ones with…
We’ve all seen the victorious mother or father in television commercials or movies who turns the light switch off, only to hear “Mommy?” or “Daddy?” once more. While there are all types of family sleeping options, today I wanted to provide a few tips on how to help little ones sleep.
These tips are ones that our family of nine has put to practice time and time again.
6 Tips to Help our Little Ones when it comes to Falling Asleep
1. Establish a bedtime routine.
No matter what room, which bed, or the number of pillows, having a consistent bedtime routine empowers little ones to know what to expect. When the bedtime pattern is the same each night, children can anticipate and even take the lead in going through the routine. Even when children are in unfamiliar environments, having an order to bedtime preparation provides security.
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Lisa Pennington: Lisa Pennington lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband of 27 years and their 9 children. She homeschools while trying to figure out how to run their little farm with no real knowledge of how to care for goats or grow a garden, turning her life into a comedy of errors. When she has a few extra minutes, she loves to help other women find their identity in Christ and have the courage to live their calling. She blogs about her family life at The Pennington Point, and runs an etsy shop with her daughters, Shop 24. When people ask how she does it all she replies, “I’m not sure, but I know I need a nap!” You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @PenningtonPoint.
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