The Watts house is a busy one, that is no secret! So in order to keep some structure in the evenings, or try to anyways, we have created a nighttime routine for the kiddos!
This routine makes it easy for them to have some normalcy and for William and I on the days where we aren't doing bedtime together!
Bedtime can be a struggle with younger kids, but these couple of steps helps us win bedtime more often than not.
Make It Something They Look Forward To!
We try to make bedtime activities something our kids look forward to. Whether they get to choose the book we read that night or they are the ones to read their Bible verses & lead prayer time, making our kids excited for the wind down part of the day is always a big win!
Create The Most Cozy Space Possible!
Sleep is very important in our house and not one of my kids loves their sleep more than Honour Smile! This girl loves getting cozy and loves a nap on the weekends. She's a lover of pillows and blankets and all the stuffed animals she can get her hands on! At the end of a busy day, she's the first one to want to get comfy cozy in bed. Add a little lavender to the diffuser and send them off to sleep!
On the tougher sleep nights, try Natrol!
Sometimes in the hustle & bustle, good sleep can be hit or miss. We’ve recently discovered @natrolofficial which has helped my kiddos get to sleep on those tough nights!
Their new product line, Natrol Sleep+, is a line of drug-free sleep aids for adults and kids that packs a punch of melatonin and secondary ingredients to help support a healthy immune system, helps calm an active mind and body, or help you wake up feeling refreshed and renewed!†
Natrol Kids Sleep+ Calm has been so great for Honour Smile and the rest of the kids when we’ve taken red-eye flights and they need a little help getting to sleep!
They are 100% drug-free so I don’t have to worry about giving them something that will hurt them. (Kids Melatonin products are pediatrician-recommended and safe and effective for children 4+.)**
Bonus - the gummies taste like strawberries, so they’re tasty too!
Make sure to check out their website to see what product is the best fit for you and your family!
This post is sponsored by Natrol, but the content and opinions here are my own!
*Melatonin is a solution for occasional sleeplessness †
** Recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.