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5 Ways to Make a Child’s Bedtime Fun

As parents, we like for bedtime to be easier and more enjoyable. It would be nice to eat dinner, warm bath, and relax reading a book or watching your favorite show for an hour before bed. Sometimes it’s hard when a child doesn’t won’t to go to bed and they want to stay up for hours playing. Sometimes it gets difficult when a child throws a fit and cries until they get tired and fall asleep. Here are some ways to make nighttime more enjoyable for your little ones.

Let your child help make their snack for dinner

This is one way to make a child’s bedtime fun is to let them help make their favorite snack. We don’t realize this but this is so much fun for a kid. They will get excited and it will put a smile on their face. It might be their delicious cookie, cupcake, drink, peanut butter & jelly sandwich or mac and cheese. Not only will they enjoy helping you with the snack but they will enjoy eating it as well.

Make a child’s bath time fun

Sometimes a child get’s lazy and it’s hard to get them in the bathtub. They would rather keep playing instead of taking a bath. Put some of their fun bath toys in the bathtub with them. This way their bath time is more enjoyable.

baby shark bath toys

Some great bath toys are: Pinkfong Shark Family Light Melody Bath Toys for Kids, Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toy, Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Battery Powered Sing and Swim Bath Toy, Pinkfong Baby Shark Bath Squirts and Pinkfong Baby Shark Bath Stickers bath toys. Buy them a kid’s towel that has their favorite character on it. Kids always love to wrap their character around them. It makes them feel special. This way their bath time is more enjoyable. Maybe tomorrow night will be a little easier.

Turn your child’s best cartoon on

Kids love to watch cartoons. This will entertain them for hours but set a limit to how long they can watch cartoons before bed. There are a lot of good cartoons and some parents still watch these with their kids: Sponge Bob, Arthur, Peppy Pig, We Bare Bears, Dora the Explorer, Cyberchase, Too Boy- Mr Clean, Zool Babies Series, Scooby-Doo, The Powerpuff Girls, The Jetsons, Duck Tales, and The Flintstones. If they love to listen to music, Pinkfong educational songs on YouTube are always a good choice.

Read a great child’s book

This is something as a parent we need to take time for our kids and read to them every night.  Some Families  worked full time jobs and are tired when they get home.  If you would take ten minutes of your evening right before your child goes to bed and read them a happy story time, that will comfort them with a smile and make them have sweet dreams.

Pinkfong has a lot of great story time books to choose from: Pinkfong Children’s Cradle Song (Lullaby) Song book, Pinkfong Animal Song Sound Book, Pinkfong Baby Shark Sound Book, Baby Shark Doo Doo, Baby Shark Cloth Book Soft Baby Activity Books, Pinkfong Children’s Dinosaur Songs Sound Book, and Pinkfong Children’s Mother Goose Sound Book.

Put On Your Child’s Favorite Pajamas

What a great way to jump in bed wearing your favorite pajamas. Not only are pajamas comfortable but wearing your favorite character makes your little one look forward in getting ready for bed. Your little girl will look adorable in the Baby Princess Pajamas Shark Cartoon Print Nightgown dress and you little boy in a comfortable baby shark tee shirt. The child’s bedding will add a special loving touch to their the room.

If you can stay with the same routine every night, it will make bedtime more fun, easier, and enjoyable. Always set a time for bed and a time to get up in the mornings. Soon your child will get use to their schedule and not dread or cry before bedtime. Adding a few fun things for a child before bedtime makes it fun.

 

11 comments on “5 Ways to Make a Child’s Bedtime Fun”

  • Dear Margaret
    Thank you very much for your fantastic website. It is amazing that you show parents where to start and what steps to make towards creating dream-like childhood for their kids. I hope more people will know about your website and follow your guidance.
    Kind regards,
    Andrey

    • Thank you, Andrey, for dropping by and for your kind hearted comments. Kids love to imaginary dream things that brings happiness to them. The 5 things like let a child help you make a snack, make bath time fun, put on their favorite pajamas, watching their super cartoon, or reading a book are some of the few things a kid enjoys and will make their bedtime fun.
      Warm Regards~ Margaret

  • Thank you for the suggestion about allowing your child to help make their snack. It feels like every night we present the same ideas of all of the snack options we have. Do you suggest doing this every night or just occasionally to make it more special?

    • Thank you, Brad, for your kind comment. I would try to do at least one of these every night. It gives your child something to look forward to.
      Best Wishes ~ Margaret

  • Hi, this was a short post and you gave some great tips. I really like the idea of getting the child involved in making their snack, I never thought of that before. however, the fact that they helped make it will definitely encourage them to eat it as well. Wearing the pajamas of their favourite character or show is good as well as you can then have themed bedtimes so the books or tv shows can be of the same characters or show so the bedtime routine follows on quite nicely. You mentioned that you didn’t do the bedtime reading with your kids, did you do any of the other?

    • Hi Tamika, thank you for dropping by and for your wonderful comments. Yes and I do all the other things with my kids when they were smaller. They are all grown now. I absolutely read to all of my kids and now I read to my grandbaby. My kids love for me to read them stories. Not only do they love the attention you are giving them, but they are learning and reading makes them smart. I know that some families don’t take the time to do so. One of my friends said that she doesn’t have time to read, after helping with their homework.

  • I recently nannied for a child and I wish I would have read this article first! It was always a battle trying to get the child to take a nap. I love these ideas and next time I babysit I will try a few of these options. I try to avoid sugar before bedtime because some kids get really riled up, but reading a book sound like a great idea. Do you recommend putting cartoons on so the child can relax on the couch for a bit before moving into the bedroom? Are there certain cartoons that are more relaxing than others? Also, I love the idea of putting bath toys in the bath to get the child excited about bath time. Are there any toys you recommend that are great for bath time?
    Thanks for some wonderful information and advice!

    • Hi Ashley, Thank you for dropping by and for your kind comments. I agree with you on eating too much sugar can reduce sleep. It’s okay to have a little sugar before bedtime. Sugar lowers the level of orexin in the brain, which slows your body down making you fatigue and sleepy.

      I would recommend on watching the kid’s favorite cartoon in their bedroom. You can try the couch, but whatever works best for you. Most of the time they will fall asleep watching their cartoon and you don’t have to move them. Also, if your television has a timer, you can set it. When the television goes off the child knows its time to go to bed. Keeping the same routine will be easy for the kids and parents.

      When it comes bath time, Let the child choose which bath toy they want. My grandbaby likes the Pinkfong Shark Family light Melody Bath Toys for kids.
      I hope this is helpful. If I can help you with anything else please let me know.
      Best Wishes,
      Margaret

      • Margaret!
        Great info. Thank you so much for your response. I love the idea of setting the television timer! Never would have thought of that on my own. Thanks so much for all the great info. I will definitely check out that baby shark bath toy you recommend.
        Regards,
        Ashley

  • I love what you had to say here, and so many parents can relate to the frustrations of their kids not wanting to go to bed! Personally, I loved that you included reading a book! As simple (and maybe “old school”) as it seems, this may be the most important. You are interacting with your kids in a way that you are not only bonding with them but they are also learning as well. I sometimes think that kids spend too much time with technology so something as simple as reading a book can be something that they remember as they grow up.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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