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How do you get the Back to School bedtime routine

Tips to get your back on track

Getting back to the early bedtime routine can be so hard for families after 6-8 weeks of late nights and fun!

Try some of these ideas

  • Adjust bedtime by about 15-20 mins each day until you get to your child’s normal bedtime.
  • Limit screen time at least an hour before bed and start calming activities 30 mins before bed.
  • Dim the lights as much as possible to encourage children to feel sleepy.
  • Create a routine that includes warm baths, soothing drinks and stories and try to stick to the same routine.
  • If possible turn off all blue lights from electronic devices and even night lights which can interfere with children’s body clock.
  • Play relaxing music in the evening have the radio set to Jazz fm or Classic fm.
  • Give your child a relaxing massage. Foot and forehead and back massages are perfect for getting them calm. & Don’t worry about getting your technique right – as long as it feels good, it is right.
  • Some yoga stretches such as simple forward bends encourages the body into a state of relaxation.
  • Lie down with your child and put your hands on your stomachs and notice your breathing.;Let the breathing become soft and steady.
  • Read a relaxing visualisation to your child or let them sleep listening to the Relax Kids CDs.

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