I often get asked how I get my kids to nap! (Yes, all 5 of my kids nap at the same time almost every day. It’s fine, call me the Nap Nazi, I don’t mind.) I’ll be honest, it took some practice. My oldest was a TERRIBLE sleeper, thanks to me and my incredible ability to create bad habits in babies. Four kids later and I’ve got this sleep thing down! Today's video will give you the inside scoop on my napping strategies, and the routines that work for us!
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GET YOUR KIDS TO NAP!
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And, in case you don't have time to watch… here's a few highlights!
Invest in a white noise machine! It drowns out outside noise, and signifies to your kids (with habit) that white noise means it's time to relax and snooze!
Instead of packing your kiddo's lovey or special snuggle friend all over Timbuktu, make it a special “prize” just for sleep-time. Then they have something to look forward to!
And, finally, this stoplight clock works wonders for keeping younger kids in bed. Red means “Stay in bed!”, and green means “It's okay to be seen!”. They don't have to read a clock to understand time! (Now, truth be told, we are on our third stoplight timer… anyone have alternative ideas? We love the concept… but sheesh couldn't you last longer?!)
That's how we do it around here! Naps for the kids, mean happier evenings at home. It's worth the routine guys! While you're at it, you may want to check out my post on how to get babies to sleep, it has more tips more tricks, and some of my favorite gadgets! Want more? Follow me on Instagram, and Pinterest to keep up to date with all the shenanigans going on in my corner of the world!
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