I think all of us hate that clock turning to 7 pm. After all, the kids often play up about going to bed. It can end up taking ages to settle them down and get them all to the land of nod. After all, they want to stay up longer and watch television. It can also be a nightmare if they share a room. After all, they will sit up and chat for hours on end. Here are some essential hacks to make bedtimes run smoothly, so they aren’t a nightmare every night.
Look into getting a new double sink
It can be a challenge when you have several kids to get them to brush their teeth at night. After all, they take forever taking it in turns to brush their gnashers. It delays bedtime as you have to wait for them to do it one at a time. To make bedtimes easier, you should look into purchasing a double sink. It means you can get your kids to brush their teeth at the same time, cutting time off bedtimes! And they are more inclined to do it if they can both brush their teeth at the same time! A double sink in the bathroom is also an interesting feature and will be useful when you and your partner are getting ready in the morning.
Install a better water heater
Of course, it’s important that your kids all have a bath or shower at night before they head to bed. But when you have several kids all needing one, it can mean that you end up with cold water before long. Especially if you have been washing dishes and doing laundry just before. Therefore, to ensure you don’t have to worry about cold baths or showers, you should look into getting a new water heater (you can find out more about one of the options available here, as well as someone who could install it for you). As well as meaning your family can all bathe without worrying about the water, efficient water heaters mean you can save some money on your bills!
Make a comfortable sleeping environment
If your kids are going to bed in a bedroom which isn’t very comfortable, they are more inclined to prolong bedtimes. Therefore, make sure they have a cozy bed with plenty of blankets and a fluffy toy. Also, to make it a more comfortable sleeping environment, you should ban all technology in the room. As this feature explains, mobiles and computers are sleep distractions. So without them, it will ensure they fall into the land of nod before long!
Start earlier at night time
You should also be starting the bedtime routine as early as possible. Give your kids a pre-warning that they will soon need to go to bed. It gets them in the right mindset that it’s going to occur soon. And also, starting earlier will ensure they aren’t too tired by the time bedtime arrives. After all, once they are overtired, they will struggle to settle and will wake up during the night!
And once you have got the kids sorted, you can then go and have a great sleep in your own bed!