Sunday, 19 July 2015

Bedtime Routine & a GIVEAWAY

For a while, my son's bedtime routine at my house involved listening to an audio book after we had read a few stories together. However the Fireman Sam audio book was a bad choice on my part as it got him too excited and I needed something a bit more relaxing than the high action stories of fire fighting in Pontypandy. The concept was genius though as it did encourage him to stay in bed as he focused on the words as they floated round his little bedroom.

Now he's a bit older, instead of a star reward chart we are keeping tally of points on the blackboard in the kitchen. He gets 10 points if he goes to bed on time and a bonus of 5 points if he stays in bed until 7am. There are minus points if he gets up!! He is highly competitive, so this seems to work as he competes against his little sister for the top spot each week. The reward is a treat of some form... I'm yet to decide what this will be, but perhaps it could be a Lego minifigure, or an ice cream (where has the sun gone though!?).

Anyway, step in Vicky Arlidge with her 'Lullabies for Children' CD. The CD is 45 minutes of relaxing lullabies that have captivated both my son and daughter. Unlike some children's CDs, I am able to listen to this also without it annoying me! We read our usual bedtime stories and then I press play on the CD player in our hallway... hey presto, the kids lie and relax and listen to the vocals and I can crack on with the housework (or perhaps put my feet up and chill myself!).



Want to try the CD for yourself? I have three CDs for my lovely followers to win! All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below.

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UK entrants only please
There will be three winners, each receiving one CD
No cash alternative
Competition ends on 2nd August
Good luck!

Thank you to Vicky Arlidge for providing this prize. Her CDs can be bought on Amazon here for £2.99 with free delivery.

27 comments:

  1. Keep things the same every night that way children know exactly what to expect, works for us :)

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  2. My baby is only 5 months so don't have many tips yet. But a lot of cuddling and rocking seem to work... For now. ;)

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  3. its important to keep to a routine,

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  4. Stick to the same routine - mine is bath, wind down with a story/lullaby and a warm drink then lights out.

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  5. Make time for a book & a cuddle.

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  6. Having a routine as children get out of sorts without it

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  7. Try and do the same things in the same order every night and stick to your timings for consistency :) They will soon learn that bath, teeth and story (etc) means sleep time.

    Elizabeth H

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  8. Sticking to the exact same routine every night

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  9. Have a routine!
    And don't give it!!

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  10. I 'm a grandma, but stick to same routine as he has at home when I have my grandson to stay. He loves his music to fall asleep to.

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  11. Do Not deviate from your set routine - routine is key to getting a successful bedtime routine

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  12. Have a routine and keep to it. After we have dinner kids have a bath then chill time with a story before bed

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  13. We stick to the same routine too.

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  14. Routine, routine, routine! It's so important!

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  15. Bath, book and milk, teeth, bed. Same routine every night, if anything changes it always takes longer to get them to sleep.

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  16. bubbly ath and story works every time

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  17. Stick to the same routine each night :)

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  18. Keep to a routine and don't make promises you can't keep.

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  19. Regular routine such as last meal of the day, bath time and then bed at the same time every day.

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  20. My grandson has a Glo Clock but I dose not seem to help sleep he likes my music in very low

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  21. Regular routine, repeat repeat repeat

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