Posts Tagged ‘Bedtime’

We are a house with a love of books, from before he was two Monkey would learn books from you reading them a couple of times and recite them back to you. The one thing everyone in the house has in common is a love of reading!

That has meant that a big chunk of our family time has been spent reading books together over the years and has become a solid part of the bedtime routine!

We were sent ‘Look Out Ladybird‘ by Little Tiger Press to have a look at! A brand new Lazy Ladybird adventure whereLadybird is learning to Fly. She doesn’t take to it straight away so there is ome fun along the way!


Both The Monkey and The Mouse have loved this book, the pictures are lovely, so colourful and bold. The writing is great, flows well and provides a fun story! Mouse is nearly 3 and wants it read to her over and over! Monkey is just starting his adventure of reading by himself, he found there were words to help him practice too!

This has a firm place on the book shelf, with many bedtime reading sessions to come!


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Here is a my 3 best sleep tips

1) Bedtime routine – as much as I don’t like routines, a bedtime routine is a good idea. The routine indicates to your little one when it is sleep time, as soon as the routine starts they begin to wind down (most of the time!). Our routine isn’t classed as normal, it is not bath, milk, bed – never has been, both of my kids love the bath and this has led to hyperactivity at bedtime. So our routine is Calm down play, PJs, books downstairs and then last book in bed, cuddles and light out!

2) Comfort – ensure the bed and bedroom is this right environment for your child to sleep in. The right temperature, teddies/blanket and the right sized bed!

3) Cuddles! Always finish the night off we a cuddle and/or kiss and an ‘I love you’!

These won’t guarantee sleep every night, but they work for us. Also, now they are used to sleeping we don’t have to follow these to the letter every night, just most for consistency!



This post is part of the Baby Budgeting Blog hop, check out the Childrens beds from Time 4 Sleep

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