How do you make your kids go to sleep

United States
March 28, 2007 12:27pm CST
hey folks what do you do ? have you alloted some time or how do you make them sleep
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@palina77 (1178)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I have no little child to do it, but when they were child usually no need to get them sleep, they slept as a routine time from their own. But if anything wrong with them and cannot sleep then singning song (on sleep subject), mild hammering of palm on their back, telling story brought their sleep steadily.
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• Philippines
29 Mar 07
I used to do these same things if any of my children will complain about having a hard time to sleep. Plus I do some massages to the head, neck, chest and back using liniment or baby oil or colds rub.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
29 Mar 07
The keywords are routine and consistancy! Try to set up a ritual around bedtime that will tell your kids bedtime is coming ... Repeat it everyday Set the rules, state them very clearly ( ex: "I read you one story and then you go to sleep") and abide by your own rules. Meaning no extra story even if the kid begs or whines for it ... If he is big eough to get out of bed on his own just simply put him back to bed saying : it is time to sleep ... no big fuss or raied voice ,,, stay calm but firm He might try a few times to TEST you but if you are consistant, it should be good within a week Now that is for toddlers ... younger babies must be handled more carefully but consistancy is the key as well But all the rules can be brokn if the kid is sick though ... but it must remain an exception Good luck to you
@ddzdvd (361)
• United States
29 Mar 07
me i give my kids a mix of cough syrup and sleeping pills.it works like a charm everytime and they sleep the whole night through ps: of course you know im kidding(i hope)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
From childhood until their high school days, I used to serve dinner between 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Thirty minutes later, I give them a glass of warm chocolate milk each. Then they brush their teeth, then into the bathroom to go clean and prepare for bedtime. School assignments usually stop them from getting tucked into bed at 8:00 pm. Those school assignments may take until midnight to complete. I might pity the kids but, I only manage to see to it that they do their assignments right. I can't possibly do it for them.
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
well..i dont have kids or married...but my father does it everytime when i was a kid...he lets me sleep beside him and we watched a movie together and i try asking him many questions about the movie and kept on answering me and voila!!!i'm sooo asleep after..then he carries me into my bed...
• Canada
29 Mar 07
My older children go to bed on their own and they know when they are supposed to be in bed . My younder one's we usually just put them to bed or if they are not tired we will read to them and then they are more content to go to bed . My youngest was staying up til all hours of the night and I was not able to get her to sleep at all and often was up half the night with her until a couple of weeks ago when we decided to get a new bed for our three year old as she really wanted a new Dora bed . We found them on sale and so we bought one for her and gave the Pooh Bear bed that she had to our one year old . We put both the beds up togehter so that she would not be able to fall out of bed and has slept every night since . She even goes for her naps in the afternoon which she has never went without a fight since she was born . We had wondered if she didn't like her crib for some reason and now we are sure that is the reason . It is cute too when we go in and the two little one's are asleep side by side holding hands in their sleep . I think it makes the baby feel better just knowing her bigger sister is beside her .
@eden32 (3975)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I don't make my children sleep. We do have a nighttime routine and they are more or less asleep at the same time every night; but I prefer having a loose schedule to having a demanding one.
@vetsmom_rgv (1083)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Well my daguther is 2 1/2 and we really don't have a bed time for her. since my hsuband has always worked late shifts, we're use to staying up until 3 am. but my daughter is asleep by 2, and another thing is that she sleeps with us, which is my hsubands fault. i've tried to get her into her own bed, but it's been hard. latley , we have been taking a bath, bruthing our teeth, reading ab ook, and then we tell her it's bed time, but she tells us no! lol i hope this works out in the end because we want her to start to go to school.... WISH US LUCK!
28 Mar 07
Routine is definately the key. Set a time and stick to it. As many have already said, our routine is drink, wash face, (shower in the morning) clean teeth, story, bed. A couple of times they said they are not tired so I tell them to think about something specific, like a day out they have enjoyed and they can tell me about it in the morning but I need to know what time they got up, where they went, how they got there, what they wore and so on. They usually fall asleep thinking about it.
@sunshine4 (8706)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Routine is the key. My daughter goes to bed at 8, so we start around 7:00. She has her bath, brushes her teeth and hops into bed. We read a few books, I get her a glass of water to keep by her bed in case she needs it during the night, and lites out.
• United States
28 Mar 07
My children have a routine we use everynight. Bedtime is at 8:30. They start at about 8:20 getting ready for bed. They go to the bathroom, get a drink and then brush their teeth. I take them to their rooms, say prayers and tuck them in. I've never had a big issue with them getting to bed on time. We just follow the routine.