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Win a kids bed from The Children’s Bed Shop

A good night’s sleep is just as essential for your child’s development as food and drink. It’s at night, when little ones are in their beds, that their brain recharges its battery and prepares for the next day.

Children who had a good night’s sleep will be more receptive, have a better attention span and be able to process and learn better than peers who didn’t get a sufficient amount of sleep, were interrupted or uncomfortable.

To promote better sleep, we’ve teamed up with Children’s Bed Shop who are one of only a few children’s bed experts in the UK and sell a huge range of Children’s Mid Sleeper Beds, Children’s High Sleeper Beds, Children’s Bunk Beds and Children’s Single Beds.

One of these Children’s Mid Sleeper Beds can be yours as the Children’s Bed Shop has kindly agreed to give one of the Steens For Kids Midsleeper Bed (worth £180) away in this week’s giveaway. How exciting is that that?

Steens For Kids Midsleeper bed, IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP FOR CHILDREN

If you want to win, all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below following the instructions provided. Please, ensure to fulfil the mandatory steps before moving on to earning extra points. Good luck!

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  1. I always make sure my daughters have a good temperatures in there rooms so there not too hot or cold x

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  2. read her a good night story and make sure she’s been to the toilet.

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  3. A blackout blind is a must especially in this sunny weather,my son sleeps far better when he’s in a dark room and gets a restful sleep as do his parents…

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  4. My kids have a bath each evening and then no computers/games/tv etc for the last half hour before lights out. My older two boys usually read in their own beds while I read a story to my younger two girls. Sometimes I read to all four though. I think reading helps to tire the eyes!

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  5. We keep the boys room dark during summers, good ventilation and we try to make it cooler during hot weather, before bedtime we try to calm down and relax so that they’re not totally hyped when bedtime comes, sticking to routines is good x

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  6. A good bed time routine including quiet time, bath time and story time

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  7. A Bath or shower, hot chocolate then a bed time story help ;-)

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  8. Allowing the children to talk about there day before sleeping, then read a story to them

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  9. calm down time, we read a book and have some warm milk, make sure there is a night light on in the hall and there not to hot in the bed

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  10. Chill down before bed is a must. Book, cuddles and kisses calms my boy right down and we also sing his daddy in the sky’s fav song

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  11. we always have a similar routine and lots of story books before bed!

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  12. They have quiet time before bed,nothing stimulating,activities before bed just keeps them awake thinking about what they have been doing.

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  13. The kids have a bath and then it’s chill time and read some stories before going to bed. Having blackout curtains helps when they go to bed at mo

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  14. a bedtime routine they are used to since before they were one :)

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  15. An array of special nightlights including a large one that looks like a fully stocked moving aquarium which is very peaceful to look at!

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  16. Plenty of running around outside during the day for fresh air and exercise, and proper winding down before bedtime with bath and story and everything calm and quiet!

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  17. I make sure they have a fun filled day, and by bed time they are so tired, plus a routine is a key so they know what is coming

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  18. I have a little bunny night light from the dotcomgiftshop, one of the best things I’ve ever bought. My daughter loves it!

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  19. I keep toys out of the bedroom and try to make sure that it’s dark and quiet.

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  20. turn down the lights after dinner time or same time every day to get them into sleepy mode. no exercise or no sugary food/ drink after dinner.

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  21. Read them a book and leave nursery rhymes on, it always does the trick!

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  22. I always let my daughter have a nice warm bath and then bed.

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  23. We always read a bedtime story, followed by a lullaby….its work wonders

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  24. I always make sure my daughter goes to bed with her favourite soft toy, and I always leave her night light on and her bedroom door open slightly as she gets scared if it’s fully closed.

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  25. I try to keep to a routine as much as possible and always make sure my kids get out during the day regardless of the weather

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  26. Make sure she has had a bath which relaxes her and make sure the bedroom is dark.

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  27. We leave enough time between dinner and bed time, then do some calm-down-activities like reading or puzzles, works a treat for my boys.

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  28. My sons have a calming bath and then I rub Lavender balm on their temples

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  29. i always make sure flopsy the rabbit is nearby and we are dry, room temperature is good and mummy is nearby

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  30. We have a relaxing bedtime routine and I’d never ever put a television in my daughter’s bedroom – far too stimulating x

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  31. a routine, bath time and story time, lights on for 10 mins then lights off.

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  32. I give them a cup of warm milk and read a bedtime story. Kisses and cuddles ensure that they have a great nights sleep.

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  33. I keep them in a routine and try to keep their room as cool as possible during these warmer months

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  34. We play a board game then a nice warm bath, horlicks for a drink, read her a bedtime story and a black out blind for the window is a must x

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  35. Check their rooms are not too hot and read them stories before they sleep.

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  36. A busy day, some wind down time, a story in bed and pitch black when it’s time to sleep

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  37. At the moment it’s all about appropriate room temperature and summer-weight bedding so they aren’t too hot to sleep.

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  38. I tuck them up tight, give them their Sully & dolly, a kiss and put their little musical star on & they drift off. They also have the same bedtime every night which I think helps x

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  39. Tire them out with lots of fresh air during the day, a lovely warm bath and stories before bedtime!

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  40. Ah wow, this is a lovely bed! Our little boy would love this!

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  41. we always read a book together, then i read a book to him, then i put a music tape on for him and we have kisses, cuddles and good nights :)

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  42. I follow routine every evening and make sure she has a right room temp, comfortable clothing, clan sheets and firm mattress.

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  43. to ensure a good nights sleep for my son in the recent heat i usually go and turn the fan on his room for about an hour before hes going up. that way its normal room temperature so the heat wont bother him and disturb his sleep :)

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  44. We stick to a great bedtime routine every night, even weekends, bath, story, cuddles then bed and all 3 children have always slept well

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  45. bath, story, cuddles and fan on to drown out any noise x

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  46. My children listen to Classic FM as they are going to sleep : )

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  47. I keep the room cool from the midday sun using a blackout blind and leave a cute night light on <3

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  48. a good night time routine is essential – bath, teeth brushed, kisses and cuddles, story, lullaby then sleepy time :)

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  49. A good routine from an early age, Tea, bath, dressed, up to bed, story, then hugs n kisses :)

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  50. I keep the night time routine the same. My little one gets really unsettled if things change. It’s amazing the difference it makes. Would definitely recommend getting into one.

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  51. stick to a routine, ensure they have been to the toilet and a blackout blind in the summer months because it is so light outside

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  52. Always keep to a routine, wind down before bed, a couple of books and they are straight off to sleep

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  53. My girls and I always have a chat about our day and share with each other what we thought was good about the day and what made us smile, the idea being that we go to sleep with a head full of happy thoughts.

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  54. We have a night-time routine, of bathtime, clean pyjamas, and then reading a bedtime story. We always leave a low-level night light on in her room and she has her favourite teddy bear in bed with her.

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  55. Make sure she goes to bed same time every night following same routine.

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  56. I make sure they are nice and comfy and not to hot/cold. A bedtime story and a little music before bed always works for my two. x

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  57. Make sure they have been to the toliet and read them a story then tuck them in so they are all comfy.

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  58. Routine – Bath time – Story time & bed time – has worked with all four of mine!!

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  59. A bedtime story and a nice cool room is ideal for getting my little ones of to sleep

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  60. A nice bath and playtime fun, then cuddles and reading before bed

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  61. a nice warm bath with lots of playtime fun just before bed and a story read

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  62. in bed at a reasonable hour. reading stories in subdued lighting is great at helping the kids relax.

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  63. try and make her as content as possible without breaking too many rules

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  64. Keep to a bedtime routine and put to bed at a sensible time – don’t vary it as it just confuses their body clock.

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  65. We always stick to the same routine at bedtime, brush teeth, pyjamas, story and then bedtime. Never had a problem with the children sleeping xx

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  66. make sure the room temperature is cool enough for them to be comfertable.

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  67. We try to keep to a routine and I have black out curtains in all the bedrooms

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  68. A light supper, normally a carrot or apple with a cuddle on the couch, brush the teeth and then toilet and in to bed. Anything that gets in the way of that routine means he’s up and down for awhile ;)

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  69. We always have the same routine and do silly little voices to say good night, that way they go to sleep happy and we haven’t had a problem with our 3 going to sleep xx

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  70. Always reading before bed, helps calm down and process thoughts!

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  71. A good relaxing bed time story before being tucked up in bed

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  72. I have my little Grandson over to stay regularly Our bed time routine starts with a nice bath, cleaning of all 8 and a bit teeth, A bedtime story or too, a cuddle, a dummy and a muslin square for his comforter. This bed would look supa cool in bedroom for little Alfie. Would love to win this
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  73. I make sure i use blackout blinds and keep stimulating toys in a separate room

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  74. I make sure we stick to the same routine, teeth, toilet then bedtime story.

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  75. I read to them before they go to sleep, making them relaxed.

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  76. Sing lullabies whilst holding hands makes her feel relaxed, safe and loved.

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  77. bedtime should be a calm time with a routine so they know what is happening. bath story and bed

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  78. My dad used to do it to me when i went to bed and when i was ill, he would just cuddle me and stroke my forehead with his hand, so what worked for me i am doing with my daughter which i hope will be carried on in generations as it’s comfort we all want.

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  79. Good room temperature, bath, clean teeth, toilet, make sure the child is comfortable, lots of cuddles, a little sing song & a bedtime story by which time thy’re normally asleep.

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  80. Milk and a cuddle in a blacked out room. Kiss goodnight and snuggle up, but making sure she isn’t too hot. A nightlight to ensure she can find her soother :-)

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  81. Give them a nice bath and then read a book with them in a calm room

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  82. A nice hot bath, some warm milk and a bedtime story followed by lots of cuddles and a lullaby. It takes a while, but my daughter loves her bedtime. She looks forward to being tucked in almost every night.

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  83. I make sure they get plenty of exercise during the day. They have supper and hot bath before bed. I then read them a story. Works a treat :D

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  84. I read them a story every night and by the time the light goes out they are usually drifting off to sleep.

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  85. I let them help me with the gardening, by 7 they’re ready to drop after a day of digging and trampolining

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  86. Give them an active day, then a calm hour before bedtime

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  87. Set bedtime routine and nice cosy room not too hot not too cold

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  88. My son loves to have his quilt with him that my friend made for him.

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  89. I make sure they have been to the toilet and have fresh clean pjs. I’m the room I have a blackout blind, spray the pillows with lavender and make sure the room itself isn’t too hot or too cold. We read a couple of story’s, then they snuggle down with they’re favourite bear

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  90. my daughter needs to be in a room on her own, with her teddy cuddled in, on the cool side as she sweats like mad, with no more than a sheet over her during summer. and we have 5 minutes of cuddles and ‘reassurance’ time before bed ( telling her how much i love her and talking about what we can do tomorrow) shes 2 years old, 15 month old is yet to sleep through..

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  91. We have a temperature nightlight on, a fan, the bedroom windows open and bathroom window open to help cool air circulate.

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  92. Don’t even attempt to get them to bed when they are excited. Give them 30 mins of sitting quietly whilst you read to them, and then tell them you will read another story when they are in bed. Usually works

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  93. Make sure bedroom is not too hot or cold, relaxed bath or wash, bedtime stories and lots of snuggles. I always hang around in my room for the inevitable drink/toy/toilet that is required a minute or so after putting them to bed so I don’t get cross at going up and down the stairs!

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  94. I make sure the room temperature is nice and warm but not hot. Also I leave a night light on to reassure her if she wakes up during the night.

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  95. A good bedtime routine is a must! shower, milk and a bedtime story normally does the trick

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  96. Routine is essential. Bath, story, bed at roughly same time

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  97. Blackout blind in bedroom also a nice hot drink and bed time story

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  98. I read them a story every night in bed then a good cuddle and a kiss and they are off to dreamy land

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  99. We always have stories at bed time and I lay with her til she goes to sleep :)

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  100. Lovely bed – Would love to win !! Make sure temperature is right for the season.

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  101. With the baby she has a bath,bottle and goes to bed,with my older two they have a bath read a book or i read to them and get themselves off to sleep

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  102. We all need routine, including our children. A bath, book then bed

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  103. I think the main thing for my daughter has been Routine, keep her room dark at night with Black out Blinds. Keep the Bedroom cool

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  104. I always left the bedroom partially open as the light from the hall and the sound of my movements reassured my son. My daughter now does the same with her little one

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  105. I always make sure that my son has had some fresh air during the day, he also always has a warm drink before bed, he loves his sleep :)

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  106. After dinner we wind down with until our bath, after the bath it’s a goodnight story and then off to bed, just sticking to the routine makes all the difference :)

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  107. I do leave the window all day opened so it airs out. Shower and storytime and my boy aleays have got a cup of water at his bedside

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  108. Make sure they go to the toilet before going to bed then reading for a while to wind down

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  109. a solid routine, tv off, 1/2 hour before bedtime routine starts, a bath, hair brushed, teeth cleaned, a story, and kisses and sleep

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  110. Make sure they go to bed at the same time every night-when possible
    make sure they have had a small snack and hot drink
    Read a book
    Turn on their music
    Turn off all lights

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  111. I make sure they are all showered and their teeth are clean tuck them in bed nice and snuggy and then I tell them how much I love them.

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  112. Nice warm bath, no tv and a dim light or night light if they are scared of the dark

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  113. Sadly even though he is now 4, a good nights sleep is never guaranteed xxx

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  114. We have a set routine, I also made sure my son got used to sleeping in a noisy environment from his first day home.

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  115. I start at tea time by making sure they both eat well, if they don’t then I offer supper. Then we try tire them out followed by a good bedtime routine of bath, story and bed. Doesn’t always work as planned though!

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  116. Routine is really important so we make it a fun one first its in the night garden then a bath a story then bed x

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  117. I make sure he is tired enough by spending time running around outdoors.

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  118. My son always has music, milk, stories, bed. He finds it hard to settle in the heat, so we have a fan on in his room.

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  119. Black out blinds are especially important during the summer months to avoid 5:00am wake up calls!

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  120. We have a regular routine of bedtime at the same time every night and a few stories and then sleep

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  121. A regular routinue, so that they are relaxed. Some refreshments and quiet time e.g. story reading before going to bed.

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  122. by sticking to a routine of tea bath story drink of milk then sleep.

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  123. I always try and stick to the same routine. A nice relaxing bath, wind down quiet time (story if wanted ) and the same bedtime.

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  124. Regular bedtime routines are important in settling children down for the night.

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  125. Blackout blind, cool temperature and the same routine, with a good story, every night.

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  126. At the moment we ensure that throughout the day there’s plenty of air in the rooms and sometimes at night we use fans to help keep the little ones cool

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  127. A good routine in the same order. Food, bath, boob, book, bed (with a little lullaby). He know which order things happen and then understands that he needs to sleep after. It isn’t always as easy as him rolling over and sleeping though!

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  128. They sleep best when they’ve had a busy day! So lots of fun and games during the day :)

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  129. I always wind my Daughter down early with lots and lots of stories and put her to bed about the same time every night.

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  130. How do you ensure that your children get a good night’s sleep?
    bedtime routine helps them to settle down which helps

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  131. Routine & also making sure he’s physically tired from running about!

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  132. We have a routine with my son that really works (usually…) bath or wash, into pjs then stories with daddy in the living room before I pop him into bed. He goes straight down

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  133. I try & stick to a routine, Bath, hot chocolate or milk whilst having a story read to them, then lights out.I admit; if I’m reallt tired I substitute the story for a cartoon.

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  134. We have a relaxed but regular bedtime routine, bath, tv, then snuggle and story time with warm milk before bed.

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  135. Story time then making sure room temperature alright, followed by hugs and kisses for everyone.

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  136. a nice relaxing bubble bath with lavender, fresh pyjamas and a filling supper.. mine slept like a baby literally lol

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  137. My son has ASD and doesnt sleep very well at all :( …. however we try to set him up for a good nights sleep with soft lighting , favourite duvet covers , bedtime story etc !

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  138. My daughter get’s a “calm down” session before going to bed by being allowed to watch 30 minutes DVD – her favourite is Little House on the Prairie (She does not watch any TV during the day).

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  139. Always stick to the bedtime routine – warm bath, story and then lights off :)

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  140. Plenty of exercise in the fresh air, a warm bath and a bedtime story

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  141. Routine, a play in the bath, a cuddle and story, night light on, :)

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  142. a set routine and this time of year i always use a black out blind to lessen the sun light x

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  143. It is decide, by the amount of day time activity, so start there, a chill period, with Summer, it is reading (she loves books), keep the room dark, and some very gentle music, in the background, works 9 out of 10 times

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  144. I let him have a mad runaround half an hour before bedtime, warm bath then a couple of stories :)

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  145. Night routine: brushing the teeth, praying, reading stories.

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  146. I make sure she gets enough sleep. has no tv or internet in the room and read her a bedtime story

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  147. We always read at bed time and share a long cuddle then i tuck her up and turn the night light on she also has her window tinted so the moon/sun dont glare through the window and wake her up

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  148. i always make sure that my son has a chill time just before bed, and then we read stories every night which relaxes him and within minutes of the story being finished he is asleep, and he never wakes up till morning , i believe in routine it worked with my first child also

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  149. I try to stick to the same routine every night as it’s reassuring for her to have such a routine. A bath always helps as does warm milk and stories :)

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  150. my son is a rubbish sleeper, so to win this would be amazing as i could get him to stay in his bed all night

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  151. a nice warm bath then a bedtime story and make sure the room is cool after that a few kisses :-)

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  152. I’ve always ensured a good routine with both of mine. Making sure that any time after tea is wind down time!

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  153. Ensure regular time for bed usually warm milk before hand and a story or three

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  154. Stick to same bedtime routine, bath, cuddles, bed then bedtime story :)

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  155. Make sure they always follow the bedtime routine, room temperature, nice clean sheets and know they can come have a snuggle if a nightmare should wake them !

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  156. I always leave a nightlight on and take a glass of water to bed for him

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  157. We capture memories with a glow,
    Every book is ours to know
    A smile is a treasure That I keep
    even when my childs asleep.

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  158. Routine, Bath, Story, Bed. And always around the same time even at weekends/holidays.

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  159. In the garden shed with the spiders, and no supper. That’s if they’ve been good…

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  160. I’m a big fan of routine for helping my children to sleep. We have bath, story, lullaby, prayers and 70′s (where they get cuddled and kissed while we count to 70 – helps them learn to count and stops rows about who got cuddles longest).
    My eldest daughter especially knows the routine very well, it relaxes her and gets her ready to go to bed.

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  161. Her comfort blanket helps my little one drift off we also put vacuum sounds cd on, she loves it, have done it since birth xxx

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  162. No TV in the bedroom, they go up half an hour before bedtime, I read them a story and make sure they are cool enough and the room is dark enough

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  163. keep a good relaxing routine that always ends with a bedtime story

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  164. Nice warm bath, nice warm drink, lovely story, talk about what we’ve done today and what we’re going to do tomorrow then a goodnight kiss, lights out, sleep tight.

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  165. A good routine. It helps them to understand that its bed time and also to train themselves to get to sleep!

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  166. Make sure I don’t miss the sleep window, bath, lots of stories and a calm environment

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  167. Read a book together and make sure they are relaxed and comfortable. Blackout blinds are good too.

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  168. Warm milk, warm bath, plenty of blankets and a nice dark room listening to classic fm!

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  169. It can be challenge in my house. I usually need to confiscate the games console controllers and TV remotes ;)

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  170. KEEP THE ROOM COOL AND MAKE THEM RELAX FOR HALF AN HOUR BEFORE BED

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  171. I always send them to bed happy. Spend a little time reading or playing before bedtime and start to slow things down about 20 mins before they go to sleep.

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  172. We have a happy play time followed by a nice warm bath, cosy pjs and a nice bed time story and a big sloppy night time kiss.

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  173. Routine and a slow winding down of noisy/exciting activities from late afternoon onwards

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  174. We follow strict routine – dinner, 20 mins of TV, bath, bed time story and bed.

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  175. Bedtime routine: bath, story, bed and make sure they are in bed at a reasonable time

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  176. I snuggle them up in warm pj’s so they don’t get cold, and leave the fans on overnight in their rooms.
    The whirring sound settles them off to sleep and also blocks out the sound of their dad arriving home from work at 1am every morning.

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  177. Keeping to the same routine is important keeping a calm atmosphere about an hour before bedtime and then cuddles and a story when they are in bed.

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  178. It’s best to have a bedtime routine and to stick to it.It is also best not to have a TV in the childs bedroom,reading a story before bed is a much better option.

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  179. Lots of exercise during the day means they are more likely to sleep well.

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  180. No TV for an hour before bedtime and then a set routine of bath, book, bed.

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  181. Have a routine, do it each night. I take my boys to the bathroom at the same time each night, then read a book cuddles and lights out. With being twins I established a routine straightaway and it still works x

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  182. A regular routine of a bath, story then bed. My my little ones have always been good sleepers :)

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  183. I use blackout blinds and make sure that the temperature is warm enough.

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  184. I’ve always made bed time unfussy! Bed and no other nonsense – It sounds awful but it really works, it switches them off without stimulating them pre sleep time!

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  185. we have a strict routine at bedtime that continues at the weekend and when we are away on holiday, pj on; supper; teeth brushed; stories read; given a drink; huggle and tuck in. done, asleep in 5 minutes usually. we have done this since she was 1 and she likes the routine, it works for us

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  186. I used to favour steadily dimmed lights, and a warmed bed for them when they were little. A few months back, I was sent some Febreze bedroom mists to try, and I have to say that they are far more effective, especially the Jasmine one. Children love them (only a tiny spray though).

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  187. Our little girl has just dropped her day nap so by bedtime she is usually knackered! We’ve pretty much done the same routine since she was a baby, so just stick to that.

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  188. An early night every night is the secret. We make it a little bit later over the holidays (8pm). My little ones like the routine and it’s great to see them happy and fresh in the morning (oh, happy days :)).

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  189. I make sure he has had a decent evening meal, has a drink incase he wakes up thirsty, that his room isn’t too hot or cold and that he is dressed appropriately. We have a bedtime routine to wind down with story and cuddles.

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  190. We have a set bedtime routine. Bath between 7 & 7.30, Pick 2 stories, read stories, lights out and straight to sleep.

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  191. Avoiding sugary foods in the evening and making them read before bed usually works

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