Making Bedtime Easier: How to Get Children to Sleep at a Reasonable Time

Sleep plays an important part in your child’s development. Getting the right amount is vital for brain development, boosting their ability to function, and physical health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, toddlers should get around 12-14 hours of sleep each night. However, those with young children will understand that getting your child to sleep at night can be a lot harder than it sounds! We’ve spoken to some of our favourite bloggers to share some tips on how they get their children to settle in the evenings.

Helen from Kiddy Charts
“The most important things for me about helping little ones to get to sleep easily is to wind down before bedtime, no screens, and a routine. Kids really respond well to a relaxed routine.” - Helen Neale

Colette B from Going on an Adventure
“Read to your child.  Making a story part of the bedtime routine from the outset signals to your child that it's bedtime, that it's time to calm down and get ready for sleeping.  We started reading to our son at bedtime when he was just 5 weeks old and have done ever since.” - Colette B