Children at bedtime.....

Jamie - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have been battling with my two daughters since they could walk and talk during bedtime. I cant seem to do anything to get those girls to just go to sleep. I believe it has alot to do with toys being in their room at night. I dont have anywhere to store them except in their room ofcourse. My husband is working on making a den, ofcourse I will be stashing them in there, for them to play with. Maybe that will allow them to go to bed if they get bored with eachother. No toys equal quiet nights. Please help me with this issue, if there are any suggestions from any ladies out there. Ofcourse I would want to correct them in God's way of disciplining a child.

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Becky - posted on 07/19/2009

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Jamie, I have a 2 year old daughter that never agrees with bed time or nap time for that matter. I let her pick two books and only those two books. She is allowed to take them to bed with her and she almost always falls asleep before she's done "reading" them. If she gets out of bed or plays in anyother way than reading the two books she was allowed to pick out I take those books away and tell her she won't get any the next time either. (this also works for when she is chewing on them or misbehaving with paper page books in any way). We've been able to leave toys in her room and rarely have had to take the books away. We also listen to music no matter what just to had a distractor from outside noise. Often I will hear her singing to one of the songs on Christian Radio instead of reading a book and before long she's sleeping. I hope you have had good luck with what you've already done. Good luck in the future with anything new and God Bless.

Jamie - posted on 01/26/2009

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Wow, Jenny that just isn't such a bad idea. I will defantly try to look for some Christian Cd's for them to listen to. I know just the other day they mentioned music and I ended up saying no" I dont know why, I just never thought of it during bedtime for them. But they did just get a new charoake/CD player for Christmas from grandmom. So you know what I will try that tonite, we do have a few starter CD's. By the way that den is finally fixed and the toys are out. It has worked, but my girls can play with anything. LOL, I caught them playing with their scrunchies, their belts and their books, at bedtime. Thank you for your interest in my post. Welcome to the group too.

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2009

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I have 4 kids 3 boys and one girl and some night the 3 boys (who share a room) are very roudy.



we have a routine were we do a family devotion in the boys room and say our prayers then they all get in to bed they have a sterio which they choose a Cd - christian kids worship music or stories ie. christopher church mouse , bullfrogs and butterflies. we turn out the light and they lie quietly and listen if they don't then the cd is turned off. and if they still don't settle then they loose a priveledge eg. computer Tv etc for the next day. This works for me especially on nights when my husband who is a pastor is out.



May God Bless You. Jenny

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