7 Bedtime Routine Tips with Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy

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Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy is the newest book release by bestselling author Drew
Daywalt, the same author who wrote The Day the Crayons Quit, with hilarious illustrations by Scott Campbell.

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy is a story about a young boy who refuses to go to bed without a fuss.
He befriends a stuffed animal named Sleepy, his goodnight buddy. The tables quickly
turn when his new sleeping buddy won’t go to sleep so easily. We’ve all enjoyed reading
the book to each other, and now that this book has been added to our library, we look
forward to spending more night with Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy. Add Sleepy, the
Goodnight Buddy to your child’s library and discuss all the silliness this fun book brings
at bedtime.

As a parent I can understand the struggle during bedtime. During bedtime, my children
act differently, but I’ve come to realize that a consistent bedtime routine is important with
getting them to bed and sleeping by a decent time.
Children need anywhere between 9-13 hours of sleep every night depending on their
age. On average, children who have an enforced bedtime and routine get more sleep
during the night, and I am much more prepared for the following days event. Not getting
enough sleep can have a big impact on a child’s learning and grades. Here are a few
times to hopefully make bedtime a bit easier.

Bedtime Routine Tips

  1. A consistent bed routine is very important.
  2. Turn off all electronics an hour before bedtime.
  3. A warm bath or shower will help soothe them and get them ready for sleep.
  4. Get them into their “Bedtime Clothes” (pajamas)
  5. Have them brush their teeth and hair.
  6. A bedtime story.
  7. Hugs and kisses.

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