But with the clocks going back giving us all a precious extra hour in bed, parents have the perfect chance to get bedtime routines in order, so make the most of Ready For Bed Week (October 25th to 31st) to get bedtime back on track! Best of all, your support will help Worlds Apart reach its target of providing bed kits for 100 boys and girls in the world who don’t have a comfy place to sleep.
The folks over at ReadyForBedWeek.com have created some very fun and useful Bedtime Reward Charts to enable you to monitor your child’s progress and help your child feel proud of how well they are doing. You can record teeth brushing, tidying up, settling to sleep well and on time and even staying in bed until morning, so your children can learn exactly what a happy bedtime is all about.
For every 100 Bedtime Reward Charts that are downloaded, ReadyForBedWeek.com will fund a much-needed bed kit for a child in an undeveloped or developing country. Click here to download your Bedtime Reward Chart
For a little added incentive, your child can get sponsored to stick to their bedtime routine and raise money for less fortunate children. Click here to download a sponsorship form.
To learn more and to watch Sophia’s video, visit ReadyForBedWeek.com
* Best Buys for a Good Night’s Sleep *
If you’re quick you can get some beautiful Cosatto and Tutti Bambini cot-beds, sweet little knitted baby blankets and Graco travel cots in the Bambino Direct clearance sale. Also in the clearance sale is a KidSleep nightlight / alarm clock with little daytime and nightime bunnies showing your child when it’s sleep time. A must for any parent with an early-riser or a bed-escaper.
You can find a huge range of books about night-time parenting on Amazon – our favourites are:
Teach Your Child to Sleep (Millpond Sleep Clinic)
The No Cry Sleep Solution (Elizabeth Pantley, foreword by William Sears)
The Complete Sleep Guide for Contented Babies and Toddlers (Gina Ford)
Toddler Taming: The World’s Bestselling Parenting Guide (Christopher Green)
Toddlers – Mumsnet Guide: A Million Mums Trade Secrets.
Last but certainly not least, to help your little one off to sleep we wholeheartedly recommend these lullaby renditions of your favourite rock tunes by the Beatles, Coldplay, AC/DC, Metallica, Nirvana and the Rolling Stones by Rockabye.
P.S. You can follow me, my bedtime battles and grumpy mornings on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MumVersusKids
originally published on ReallyKidFriendly.com October 22nd 2009 (108 reads)