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  • Managing the Children's Holiday Hype

    The holidays are a time for celebrations with family and friends. Creating memories with loved ones is the best, however, this busy period can sometimes bring about unnecessary stress, especially for parents. Managing the children’s holiday hype can be challenging even if everything was ticked off your list months in advance. It’s still difficult to prepare for the random outbursts when they don’t wish to share their new games console or refuse to eat their sprouts in front of the family member that is forever criticising your parenting decisions. Children sometimes act out when faced with an audience of relatives you haven’t seen since the last festive gathering, add that to the heaps of sugar from all the Christmas sweets and exhausted energy levels from playing with their new gadgets and you have the ‘crazy holiday hype’ all parents dread. Once their new year’s bedroom is revealed they might be excited to spend time in their new Steens bed, but be careful what they wish for if they end up on Santa’s naughty list…steens sleeperThe holiday season does not have to be perfect

    So, your children act a little crazier around Christmas – it’s the holidays, who cares? What the relative's witness during this time of year is just a fraction of a much bigger picture. If you put some rules in place and have certain expectations in mind, you just need to remind yourself that the holiday season does not have to be perfect and some unexpected behaviour can be managed.

    What to do if a tantrum does happen

    Take a deep breath. When tantrums happen parents often feel tremendous pressure to make it stop. Stay calm and remember to ignore everyone else and listen to what your child needs. However, do not reward tantrums but giving into your child for the sake of an easier life. Encourage your little one to also take a deep breath, alternatively try putting them on a chair for a time out.  Perhaps investing in a new bedroom accessory isn’t such a bad idea. And if the chair doesn’t work you can put their new Steens bed to use and provide them with an early bedtime.Keep them occupied

    Keeping children occupied during Christmas is an activity where you will not fall short. The holidays are about spending time with family so why not incorporate games, quizzes and giant jigsaw’s into spending time with the little ones. Be tactful when choosing presents, a large trough of Lego might be a good idea to get the family involved in building something together.

    Leading up to the holidays

    Why not channel the extra excitement fuelled by this time of year and find ways to keep children occupied whilst you prepare for the busy season ahead? If you’re one for only letting them decorate the back of the tree, then maybe allow the kids to make some decorations of their own to hang in their bedroom. This is a creative way to occupy them whilst you wrap presents or make dinner. Perhaps make Christmas paper chains to hang on their new Steens bed to keep the Christmas feel going.Hopefully, this post has reassured you that the holidays do not have to be as hectic as you may think, and we wish you all a very Happy Christmas!

  • Exploring New Ideas for your Children’s Bedroom

    Decorating your child’s bedroom can seem like a daunting task. Why not take it as an opportunity to explore some new ideas? Have a little fun, explore new concepts, try your hand at being a modern mum, think of it as a new space where you can be a bit more brave with your choices. Invest in boldly patterned rugs and dazzling wallpapers or get your little one involved in painting their very own mural.

    And If you’re struggling for floor space then a Mezzanine level could be an option. Kill two birds with one stone and opt for one of our Steen high sleepers to solve your space problem, you’ll also be acquiring the latest trend in children’s beds. Multifunctional furniture allows for more room to house the essentials such as a play area or desk space.

    You could even keep things a little simpler and play around with revamping the furniture. Make it a family activity – choose your favourite shades and get to work on painting the chest of drawers and wardrobes to give a new fresh look to the bedroom.

    Tipi bed

    Create a playful effect with a tipi bed and the pull out under bed drawer will also be great for storage. This fun and trendy themed bed will not only add an element of adventure to your child’s room but provides the perfect equipment for a sleepover!Tipi Cabin BedCreative wall space

    Hold the blue tac and Disney posters and give your kids a chance to create their own work of art. You could put up a giant blackboard wall to showcase their latest drawings or add a personal touch to the room and frame their school paintings.Create the perfect playroom for your kids with steens kids furnitureMake it multi-functional – mid and high sleepers

    The Steen high sleeper is an exciting addition to any children’s bedroom and is especially appealing to parents looking for extra storage space. High sleepers are often eye-catching in style and as well as being useful in terms of space to slot bookcases or wardrobes underneath them, they also provide a fun way to climb into bed. Accessorise with fun storage

    As well as the concealed hidden look underneath the bed, why not experiment with some fun storage options around the rest of the room. Try Joey the JCB digger design or add a matching bookshelf to your bed and try a tipi style casing for all your bedtime stories. The Tipi bookcase is a fun and stylish way to incorporate a modern idea into your child’s bedroom.JCB Skip Toy Box We hope this has helped with adding some new and exciting items to your children's bedroom.

  • Making New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

    Start the new year fresh by making resolutions and encourage your little ones to do the same. You could turn the tradition into a goal for the whole family and encourage one another to stick to the new year’s resolutions you put in place. This activity will act as a valuable lesson to your children about setting goals and sticking to them. You can make this a fun way for kids to develop their decision-making skills and help them evaluate ways to make their ideas a reality. It is also a great way to get them to make promises to you whether it be to tidy away their toys under their new Julian Bowen mid sleeper Santa brought them or eat all their greens to put that all important smile on your face! It will bring you together as a family and allow you to share creative ideas encouraging your little ones to think of ways how they can achieve their new year’s resolutions and in doing so will also develop their problem-solving skills.

    Learn new things

    Working towards improving your children’s education is one of the most important resolutions you can make and encouraging them to learn new things is top of the list for 2019. Perhaps your little one would love to learn how to sing or play a musical instrument. Music will give your child the chance to express themselves. Sometimes children do not have the words to release their emotions and so music could be a great way for them to channel their feelings. Evoking movement through dancing is also a good way to help with their development and growth.

    Perhaps you wish to encourage your children’s listening skills in order to improve or continue good behaviour. It works both ways, as parents, you should take the time to listen to your children as they cannot always clearly explain their needs and how they are feeling. Learning to read outside of school is also a crucial step to aiding their learning development, encouraging them to take the lead during the bedtime story routine is an excellent way to enhance this.

    Child Bedtime Story - Help Child Unwind Before Bed

    Eat healthy

    When the new year starts, we look for ways to improve our lifestyle. Deciding to cut down on fast food such as pizza’s and burgers and opt for more vegetables and fruit will benefit both you and the kids. Base meals on the main food groups and include carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as fruit and veg. in order to boost their energy levels and limit the sugary food intake that sends them into crazy, hyper, out of control territory! Instead, use junk food as a treat so they don’t rely on the stodgy substances. Family pizza and film night on the weekend is an amazing way to treat everyone after a long week!

    Sleepover Food

    Help mummy and daddy tidy up

    Do you feel like you are forever picking up children’s toys after standing and injuring yourself on the latest Lego pieces? Making a new year’s resolution for your children to help you with the tidying up provides them with more responsibility and helps you with the chores – win, win! Perhaps investing in some new equipment for your little one’s bedroom isn’t such a bad idea? The Julian Bowen mid sleeper may be a great new addition as it has plenty of room for a play box underneath or attach a pocket tidy for their new Christmas books and toys.Julian Bowen midsleeper bed - Children's Bed ShopMaster milestones

    Milestones are great stages in our children’s lives that are so important to us and to them. Their resolution might be to learn how to use the big potty or tie their shoelaces using the legendary bunny ears or loop, swoop, pull routine. A resolution you might wish to set for them is learning how to walk. Take the time to show them how to master these skills and it will be equally rewarding on both parts.

    Always have fun!

    Embrace your inner child and always try to have fun with your kids! As overworked parents sometimes you need it! So, don’t be afraid of playing with children and acting like a goof in public. Actively playing, joking and having unlimited amounts of fun with kids really does create the best memories! Encourage their ‘out there’ ideas of becoming an astronaut to teleporting themselves to Legoland. A child’s imagination is a wonderful thing and will help to bring out the child in you that we often leave behind when we become adults.

    We hope that you all have your new year family goals written down and are working towards to achieving them!

  • Cosy Autumnal Ideas for your Children’s Bedroom

    The Autumn months are a time for cosying up by the fire, wrapping yourself in blankets and watching the festive favourites. These things normally take place in the family space downstairs but why not make your children’s bedroom a bit cosier during the colder season.

    To provide you with a bit of inspiration we have put together this post on some top tips for making your little one’s bedroom the cosiest it has been, so they’ll want to cuddle up, enjoy a bedtime story and dose off feeling all warm and snuggly. Add some sparkle to your current interior with fairy lights and foliage, cosy up in fleece sheets and invest in a snug armchair or tipi bed to transform their bedroom into the perfect Autumnal space!Fairy Lights and Foliage/ Festive Wreath/ Christmas tree

    You can never have too many fairy lights to lighten up the dark Autumn nights. Why not add a soft, twinkling glow to your child’s tipi bed, or drape them around the walls to create a warm and cosy feeling? They are a beautiful way to create a soothing and peaceful environment and act as a cosy alternative to a night light. You may also want to consider different coloured light bulbs to revamp the room from time to time.

    Cosy chairs and bedtime stories

    If you prefer to separate your bedtime stories from the bed and like to prepare a reading area in the children’s bedroom, then a comfy chair to cuddle up on might be a great addition to their room. When children are cosy and in a comfortable space, reading to them can help to reduce their stress levels and calm them down before they crawl into their bed. Why not invest in a beautiful pink velvet mini chair for your precious one? The soft velvet touch and hot pink material would be the perfect addition to create a warm and cosy finish to their room.Blankets/fur/ colourful and patterned bedding/ fleece sheets

    Nothing says cosy like fleecy blankets and faux fur throws. This really is the perfect way to snuggle up with your little ones whether it be on a cold winter’s day watching Disney films listening to the rain trickling outside or snuggling up with the children to read a bedtime story before the rhythm of your voice lulls them to sleep. Comfy blankets or patterned throws add texture and warmth to a room. Accessorising in the colder months can be a great way to revamp the bedrooms, giving them a warm and inviting feel for the chilly season. Coloured patchwork throws are a great way to elevate dark and gloomy nights and it makes bedtime more exciting when colour coded quilts are involved.

    Put up curtains

    Update the neutral, clean looking blinds and add curtains to the bedroom. Drapes not only help to keep light out but will also help to keep the warmth in during the icy nights and frosty mornings whilst providing a new relaxed look to the bedroom. Choose your child’s favourite characters or opt for a simpler design and colour.

    Heated blanket/ hot water bottle

    Up your hot water bottle game and invest in a heated blanket for the children. You can pop the bed on to heat up ahead of the evening routine and by the time they’re ready to dive into their enchanted tipi beds a warm and fluffy mattress will be waiting for them to ensure nothing but cosiness and toasty toes as they nestle down under the twinkling fairy lights for their bedtime story. Be careful not to overheat their little beds though, it’s important to read the health and safety guide before using any product.

    We hope these cosy bedroom ideas have you all snug for the winter months.

  • Magical Ideas for your Children’s Bedroom

    Children’s imaginations often run wild, whether they’re slaying dragons, rescuing Princesses from high towers, running around as Cowboys and Indians or playing hide and seek before snuggling up with a bedtime story. Whatever excites them, why not help bring their fantasies to life and keep their childhood magic alive! Make the most of their fun and magical manner and decorate the bedroom to match. From blushing pinks and royal blues to their favourite themed character’s. Some of the ideas below can even be done as a family activity, aiming to create a sleeping space your child will always remember. Whether you’re showcasing artistic talents, sliding out of bed in the morning, or keeping it neutral by adding a pop of colour to the Children’s Bed Shop white mid sleeper cabin bed.

    Paint a mural

    Some prefer the neutral tones of a blank wall but why not use your white canvas to add a pop of colour to your child’s room.  Even if you’re thinking of adding a plain coloured wall, why not create a mural instead. Use anything from stencils to your own artistic talent or your children’s handprints, for that truly unique touch. Create an enchanted forest scene, a Joey JCB construction site or a Peppa Pig paradise and bring the bedtime stories to life! A feature wall is perfect to keep your child’s room different and can be updated in the future to coincide with their colour of the month, as their minds will often change…https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/flair-teepee-single-bed.html

    Be clever with colour

    As desirable as a coloured wall or mural might be, don’t go overboard, everything in moderation, right? You want to still be mindful of using colour sparingly, to keep the room open and as spacious looking as you can. If you can’t quite bring yourself to splash the paint on your beautifully blank painted wall, then perhaps add splashes of colour via a bedframe or bedding, or through a lampshade, cushions and rugs. We suggest the Children's Bed Shop white mid sleeper cabin bed. Add their favourite colour as a backdrop to the bed, include a coloured tent or simply add some playful accessories.

    Make a den

    Rather than a mismatch of bed sheets, poles and pillows, why not invest in a den your little one can crawl into every night they go to bed. Create a cosy corner underneath the bed complete with a coloured tent, add some fairy lights and it will be like you’re camping under the stars. The Children’s Bed Shop white mid sleeper cabin bed is perfect for adding coloured sheets, and they can be removed if you fancy striping it back to basics. Complete the den with bunting, books, soft toys and a little chair to provide the best tea parties a child could ask for.https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/flexa-modern-white-midsleeper-bed-with-pink-tent.html

    Add a bunk bed slide

    What could make a bunk bed more exciting? Perhaps the option to slide down from your bunk…that might help with the school run in the morning. Add some fun to your child’s room, especially when the darker evenings draw close and the cold wind is just too unbearable at the park.

    https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/steens-for-kids-midsleeper-bed-with-slide-in-solid-plain-white.html

    Theme it around something they love

    Use a theme to bring your child’s magical fantasies to life! Whether you base it on their favourite book character, Disney hero, or simply highlight their favourite colour. Watch their little faces light up and make their dreams a reality as they drift off to sleep and get lost in the magic of their bedroom.

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  • Managing Bedtime with Multiple Children

    Managing Bedtime with Multiple Children

    Let us get one thing straight, our children’s bedtime routines are never simple and if you manage multiple children it can become even more tricky. One thing for certain, it is crucial to come up with a short and straightforward plan to ensure bedtime runs smoothly. Once you decide on the amount of sleep each child needs you may wish to gather a team of highly experienced bedtime workers to make sure the assembly line is kept in order just in time for the all-important storytelling activity. So, get the childrens bunk beds ready and find a spare five minutes to read this guide on managing bedtime with multiple children.

    Designating the Right Amount of Sleep for Each Child

    It is essential to consider how many hours of sleep each child requires. Without knowing this it will be impossible to manage a bedtime routine. It will also provide your child with the much-needed rest they require after a hard day of playing with other little munchkins! Allocate a time you want each child tucked up in bed and asleep then use the eldest child’s time as your goal for successfully completing your routine. Working backwards from the minute your last little soldier closes their eyes, give each child a 30-minute time slot providing you with a start time for when the bedtime routine will commence! Three or four children to wind down before they start counting sheep shouldn’t take you more than two hours… it’s all about delegating and running a tight ship, in and out of the bathtub!

    Team Work Makes the Dream Work

    Whether it’s mummy or daddy or both in charge of bedtime why not utilise your team and encourage all hands on deck! Give your children some responsibility and assign tasks to your bedtime helpers from changing nappies to having bubble baths and brushing teeth. Once everything is done and the PJs are on you can all cosy up for a bedtime story. The eldest will be the last one in bed, so they can practice their schooling by reading to their younger siblings.

    Assembly Line Routine

    Without a list of tasks, a simple routine can become messy just like your toddler’s bedroom after completing their latest art masterpiece! Bath, PJs, brush teeth, story time, sleep, GO! Sounds easy right? It is if you have a clear assembly line in place, starting with the youngest first and then the older children can help with their little brothers and sisters before getting themselves ready for bed. Rinse and repeat every night and you really are good to go!

    Storytime

    The perfect end to a well-executed bedtime routine is having the opportunity to enjoy a bedtime story with parents and little brothers and sisters. It is also a great way to reward children for their good behaviour in helping to get themselves ready for bed. Once the chaos of managing the routine is done, those few moments of relaxation is pure bliss and will have your little one’s drifting off in no time…

    Bed Arrangements

    Multiple children mean more space and often results in sharing bedrooms. This is not only cost effective but a great way for the kids to interact with one another. Don’t just combine bedrooms, why not combine beds too? Childrens bunk beds are a great option to double up on space and it can be fun for little ones to climb their ladders before bed.Children's beds with guest bed - Parisot bishop bedStick to your routine…

    The bedtime routine can be the most challenging of tasks, it can even put Nanny Mcphee through her paces! Taking the time to carefully plan your bedtime habits is a must but sticking to the routine is most important! This will make the whole process much easier. Once everyone is familiar with their bedtime role, you can relax and sail through the night with ease… you’ll have the children tucked up in their bunk beds in no time.

  • How to plan the ultimate back to school bedtime routine

    September can mean a lot of different things. It’s the time that we say goodbye to summer for the year, find ourselves turning the heating on, and take the kids back to school. The beginning of a new school year can be fun and challenging for your child, but can also tamper with any sleeping patterns your child might have adopted over the summer holidays. If you’re facing sleepless nights from your little one, check out these tips on how to plan a back to school bedtime routine.

    Establish the amount of sleep they need

     

    It’s important to know the amount of sleep your child should be getting each night in order to plan their bedtime routine properly. If your child is particularly young, they’ll need a lot more sleep than an older child would which is why it’s so vital you ensure their bedtime routine helps this happen.

     

    Do it gradually

     

    If your child has been used to sleeping and waking up at a certain time throughout the summer holidays, it’s not going to be easy to instantly switch back to a more structured routine. Make sure you make gradual changes to their bedtime routine rather than suddenly sending them to bed extra early. Maybe start by setting their bedtime an hour or half an hour earlier than usual and increasing this every couple of days until they become used to the routine.

     

    Promote relaxation before bed

     

    You may know well that winding down before bed is key to a long and deep sleep, and the same goes for kids. Plan time for relaxing activities in the evening such as a hot bath, a bedtime story, or some deep breathing exercises. Using essential oils such as lavender or sandalwood in the bathroom or bedroom is also a good way to help your child drift off.

     

    Plan a productive morning routine

     

    The lack of a morning routine during the holidays is what can make kids more likely to oversleep, making it even more difficult to get up early for school. Plan a motivating routine for your child before school each morning. This could mean getting up and eating a healthy breakfast, having a shower or bath, and spending some time watching a fun and educational kids show, reading a story book or playing a game. A mid sleeper cabin bed with desk can be a good idea for your child’s room, giving a place for your child to sit and play or learn before school.

     

    To shop our full range of mid sleeper cabin beds with desk, themed beds, bunk beds and more, click here to head to the Children’s Bed Shop homepage now.

  • Themed Beds to Rest Those Sleepy Heads

     

    Themed beds for kids - tipi cabin bed

     

    Children’s themed beds could not only be the answer to resting those tried sleepy heads, but could also be an incredible alternative to redecorating, and splashing out on an entire new wardrobe - pardon the pun!  From regal ranking Princesses, to speed demon motorcar cyclists, we have a themed bed to fulfill every child's fantasy.

    Fun and trendy beds not only add to children’s experiences of playing with their friends, but makes bedtime a lot more pleasant.  All the children’s themed beds at the children’s bed shop are manufactured using the highest quality pine, and finished to the best standard in order to complete a luxury design that suits children and parents alike.  From heightening kids imaginations, to keeping the bedrooms polished, we have a themed bed that can slot perfectly into your home. Themed beds - JCB beds

    A Variety of Themes to Choose From

     

    The children’s bed shop offer unique screen printed designs, cleverly modeled around exciting characters and hobbies.  The Kidsaw JCB Digger bed takes inspiration from ‘Joey the JCB’, providing the ideal hangout for all those wannabe ‘fixer uppers’ and little builders.  The bold, bright, colours are not only attractive to children, but the Kidsaw also comes complete with a great toy box storage unit, to store all the handy tools.  Useful if you’re constantly digging your way out of children’s toys!

     

    Sleepovers are More Fun

    From time to time, there may be the need for your child to have a friend or relative stay over.  With little ones, there will always be the back of the mind worry - ‘will they settle?’ ‘What can I do to make their stay more enjoyable?’ Why not bring the den indoors, and recreate the space where children can spend time playing as well as sleeping.  Some of the themed beds include space underneath for a guest bed, so topping and tailing doesn’t even have to be an option!

     

    Themed beds - house cabin bed

     

    Space saving solutions

     

    The children’ themed beds are not only good value for money, but provide the biggest benefit of all to parents - extra storage space!  Most beds come with the option of drawers and shelves to tidy away those clothes and toys. Matching furniture is also available to adapt the whole bedroom’s experience, from bookshelves to desks for all the homework tasks before playtime can commence!

    From sailing ships, to busy buses, and all things glittery for the little girls, there are some fantastic sleeping ideas available on the website.  Bedtime will never be boring again! Allowing your children to be excited from the moment they awake from their cosy beds, to when they rest their sleepy heads!

     

  • Creating a gender neutral kids bedroom with Children's Bed Shop

    Gender Neutral Kids Bedroom Ideas

     

    There’s lots of reasons a gender neutral kids bedroom might be something you’re considering. If you have multiple children of different ages, designing a room to be gender neutral is a smart move if you need to pass each room onto your other kids as they grow up. Non gendered designs are also a great step towards avoiding any gender stereotypes, and stop you from pushing certain colours or themes onto your child. Here at Children’s Bed Shop, we have plenty of brilliant styles such as the white mid sleeper cabin bed or neutral themed beds to choose from. If you’re thinking about making your child’s room a little more gender-neutral, make sure you read on for some inspiration!

     

    Find the perfect bed

     

    The bed is the main focal point of any bedroom, so it’s always important to choose it wisely! When designing a room that’s suitable for both girls and boys, avoid colours such as pink, purple or blue, along with any typically gendered themes like a princess design. Beds which work well include the Steens white mid sleeper cabin bed which looks beautiful with any colour scheme. If you prefer a more traditional wood finish, beds like the Julian Bowen Barcelona bed should be right up your street, whilst themed beds like the tipi cabin bed are an option that’s gender neutral but with a fun element too. The Julian Bowen Orion Bunk Bed is another great option, as it has a simple colour scheme but also comes with shelf space for your child to decorate their bed with their favourite items.

     

    Fill the room with furniture

     

    Once you’ve chosen the bed, it’s time to add some essential bits of furniture to the room. Wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside tables, bookcases and other storage units are incredibly useful to have in a child’s room, especially if your little one has a lot of bits and bobs. Whether you want to match your child’s bed to their furniture or not, there’s lots of choice at Children’s Bed Shop. Our favourite picks include the Steens low wardrobe in white, which has extra drawer storage for foldable items, or the Julian Bowen wide chest of drawers which has a beautiful stone white finish. Depending on your child’s age, you might want to add a desk to their bedroom such as the Gami Montana desk in bleached ash, giving them the opportunity to study in style.

     

    Remember to accessorise

     

    Adding accessories to a room is the best way to bring the space together and give it some interesting touches. Things like photos, cushions and rugs are all great to add to your child’s. If you have a midsleeper bed, we also stock a range of tents and slides which can be added on to the bed for more of a fun aspect. To stick to the gender neutral theme, look for accessories in shades like white, beige and grey, or with a wooden finish.

     

    Re-paint the walls

     

    If your child’s room is filled with patterned wallpaper, painted hot pink, or covered in sports stickers, re-decorating the walls is the starting place for making the room more gender neutral. Colours which work well include white, grey, beige or cream to keep the space minimal. If you can’t resist some more colour, go for shades like yellow or green which also promote creativity and relaxation - always an added bonus!

     

    To explore our full range of gender neutral kids beds, bedroom furniture and accessories, click here to shop with Children's Bed Shop now!

  • Ways to help your child unwind before bedtime

     

     

    Child Bedtime Story - Help Child Unwind Before Bed

     

    Bedtime can be a tricky time for many parents. Often, children will delay bedtime as much as possible, preferring to spend more time playing their game or watching TV. As we all know, sleep is so important for children’s growth and development, and it’s crucial that they get the right amount needed each day. That’s why we’ve put together this Children’s Bed Shop guide with tips on ways to help your child unwind for a restful sleep night after night.

     

    Child Yoga

     

    You might already be familiar with yoga yourself and the relaxing benefits it has, but did you know that there are yoga poses that can actually help your child get to sleep? These yoga poses are designed to release energy, relieve tired muscles and calm the body and mind. One yoga pose which is easy to teach your child is the ‘hugs’ pose, where your little one needs to hug their knees into their chest and squeeze to release any tension.

     

    After doing any yoga poses, encourage your child to spend some time doing deep breathing. Start with a slow and deep breath through the nose for 4 seconds, followed by holding the breath for 1 or 2 seconds, then slowly exhaling for another 4 seconds. Teaching your child this breathing technique is useful for them to use any time they can’t get to sleep, or simply when they’re feeling a little anxious and need to calm down.

     

    A Calming Bath

     

    Bathtime should be one of the most important parts of your child’s night time routine. Not only does giving your child a pre-bedtime bath get them nice and clean at the end of a long day, but it’s also a crucial way to help them unwind. Adding essential oils like lavender and chamomile, or using bath salts, will aid relaxation while also hydrating the skin. Finish the bath by applying a calming lotion to further soothe their skin and get them smelling nice and fresh before getting into bed.

     

    Bedtime Stories

     

    Bedtime stories are a widely known way to help your child drift off to sleep. Before settling down to read your child their story, ensure that their bedroom has been set up as a relaxing environment. This means getting rid of any clutter, adding some soft furnishings, and removing any harsh lighting. Some of our Children’s Bed Shop beds which are perfect for keeping your kids room tidy include the Birlea Paddington White Midsleeper Cabin Bed, which has drawers and underbed space to keep your child’s belongings, along with shelves to store their books ready for bedtime reading.

     

    If your child doesn’t already have a favourite story, read our blog post on some of the best books to read at bedtime. On the other hand, if you and your child aren’t enjoying any of the stories available, why not try out creating your very own bedtime story?

     

    Relaxing Music

     

    Whilst your little one gets more and more sleepy, consider playing some relaxing music in the background. You can find calming music for kids online on sites like Youtube, or look for full albums on music streaming services or with CD’s. If you don’t want to play music, classic bedtime lullabies can be just as soothing for your child and the perfect thing to help them drift into a deep sleep!

     

    Do you have any tips of your own to help your child unwind before bed? Let us know in the comments below.

     

    To shop our full range of kids beds with storage, along with single beds, themed beds, high sleeper beds and more, click here to head to the full Children’s Bed Shop range!

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