The Bedtime Routine (and contest)
Ah bedtime, the ever hopeful period where we hope that our little loves will just go to sleep. Please?
*keep scrolling down for giveaway details*
My tiny human has adopted (thanks to a week of sleep-training) a 7am wake-up and 8pm-ish bedtime with two (usually) naps in between.
So, with around fifteen minutes before she’s due to go off to the land of nod, I look for a yawn, big stretch or eye rubs. Failing those, it’s usually safe to assume the timetable stands and warm her bottle of whole milk for 35 seconds. It’s not hot but warmer than room temperature. She drinks that while I put her in her sleepsack as it distracts her so I can do it without too much struggle.
Then, as with every night, we finish with books. We have lots, some she likes, some she pushes away. Her favourites are always the work of Marion Dane Bauer and Caroline Jayne Church. The leading books change every time, but without fail we end on ‘How Do I Love You?’. By the end, she’s yawning and looking longingly at her crib and breathable kitties.
So, to the giveaway – For a chance to win 3 books from the series, just follow the SocialDad.ca Blog (link in the sidebar) and add your bedtime routine tips, tricks and advice in the comments section.
Contest open to US and Canada and open until March 31st 2017. Winners chosen at random and will be announced on the blog on 31st March. Prizes will be delivered via Amazon to a US or Canadian address. Got questions? Email James@SocialDad.ca