Bedtime Nightmare

August 30, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT
Ok so it has been the summer holidays and that means that bedtime has got later and later and the routine has gone completely out of the window. However the kids are due back to school soon and that means it is time to start getting the kids back into a sensible routine.

Disney have launched a special bedtime website to help us during this stressful time and to make it really effective they did some research into children’s bedtimes which I found really surprising.

·       Bedtime revealed as the time of day parents find the most challenging with over 60% saying their children make up excuses to delay going to bed

·       The average parent spends the equivalent of eight whole days a year negotiating with their kids to go to sleep, with one in ten haggling for over two weeks

·       Nearly a fifth of parents say putting their children to bed is a demanding as a whole day at work

·       52 per cent find it hard to get their children back into a good bedtime routine after the summer holidays

To help get the kids back into a sensible routine before school I have decided to implement the following routine back into our house.

Watch Disney Junior Snuggletime from 6:15pm
Have a bath
Read a story together
Then so to sleep.

To help get through the first few days I will also be using the fantastic free Disney Magical Bedtime calls. To receive a Disney Magical Bedtime call text your chosen character name below to 78000:
MICKEY
MINNIE
CINDERELLA
JAKE

So far I have listened to a call from Jake (for Alison) and Cinderella (for Elizabeth) and I was really impressed. 

I text 78000 with the name of the character and immediately my phone started to ring. I was instructed to give the phone to my child and ten seconds later a message began to play which talked about the fact it was bedtime and that one of their special friends has a message for them. The character message then played which both of the girls found amazing and magically it worked. The only cost to me was a standard network rate text message. The next time I am struggling to put them to bed I will be getting Mickey or Minnie to call them too!