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  • Our Favourite New Products Available at Children's Bed Shop

    When choosing a bed for your children the sky is the limit. From Indian tipi tents to speedy race cars, we have something for everyone! Themed beds are a great way to introduce some fun and excitement into the bedtime routine. As much fun as a romantic Princess bed would be, it is also important to think about the functionality of the bed too, especially for smaller bedrooms, so whilst the campervan bunk bed may be fun, the Pegasus highsleeper or our midsleeper range may be a better option.

    The dark nights are slowly disappearing. Spring is fast approaching. It’s that time of year for a big clear out ready for the change in seasons and that all-important spring clean. It is also a great time to spruce up the house and decorate your children’s bedroom. A new bed and some bright accessories will keep the room looking fresh whilst providing your little one with a whole new room to explore and have fun in! We’ve listed our new spring arrivals below for you to take a look at.

    The Julian Bowen Pluto Midsleeper Bed

    New and exclusive to Children’s Bed Shop is the best selling Julian Bowen Pluto Midsleeper Bed now available in the fresh and stylish surf white colour. This midsleeper is both sturdy and sleek finished with a smooth white lacquer. With superb functionality, it can be used as a single midsleeper bed or paired with matching Pluto furniture to providing a neutral and stylish ensemble to your children’s room.

    The Eliza Day Bed in White

    Another classic white single bed design perfect for any children’s room. This beautiful modern design includes an under bed drawer ensuring your little one’s room stays clean and tidy. Alternatively, the Eliza Day Bed can transform into an extra sleeping space for your child’s sleepovers with friends.

    Julian Bowen Campervan Bunk Bed

    When it comes to the best in themed bunk beds, we have you covered! The Julian Bowen Campervan Bunk Bed is an amazing themed bed ideal for packing up and setting off on their wildest adventures, in their dreams. This fun-filled bed features a steering wheel and surfboard style ladder, hopefully, your little ones will take their feet off the gas when it comes to bedtime! Add a pop of fun and colour to your child’s room with the exciting Julian Bowen campervan bunk bed.

     Julian Bowen Pegasus Grey Highsleeper Bed

    The Julian Bowen Pegasus Highsleeper Bed comes complete in a cool anthracite colour with silver grey accents and is the latest in functional children’s bedroom furniture. This highsleeper bed is also a great option for the cool tweens looking for a more sophisticated bedroom ensemble. Short on space? This isn’t an issue with the new Pegasus highsleeper as it provides maximum storage options with its integrated chest of drawers, pull-out wardrobe and study desk area. There’ll be no excuses when it comes to keeping the mess at bay and completing homework on time!

    To shop our full range of children’s themed beds, midsleeper beds, highsleepers and bunk beds check out the link below.

    https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/

  • Ways to Help your Child Unwind Before Bed

    We all live pretty hectic lives in terms of juggling the school run, extra-curricular activities, holding down a job and running a household before tucking the little ones into their highsleeper bed. Often, we push our bodies to their limits cramming too much into our days, which results in us feeling tired and defeated when it comes to bedtime.

    As part of a good night’s rest, it’s important to take some time to unwind and relax before bed and don’t just encourage your children to do this, take some time for yourself too (if there are enough hours left in the day).

    We’ve put together some tips to help your children relax and wind down before bedtime…

    Our top relaxation tips A healthy bedtime routine will help promote a good sleep pattern for your little ones. By implementing relaxing things into a bedtime regime and doing them at the same time each night will aid their sleeping. Try a warm bath before they jump into their PJs (preheated on the radiator, of course) ready for story time. Reading a bedtime story together is also a great way to relax your child before they drift off to sleep. Also, remember to keep lights dim as this will enhance children’s hormones produced in their sleep. Meditation or relaxing breathing exercises are also a useful way to calm the mind before catching those all-important zzz’s.

    Turn off all technology It is always a good idea to limit your child’s use of electronic equipment and screens throughout the day and especially at night time as smartphones, tablets and televisions can affect how quickly a child will fall asleep. Try limiting all screen and electronic devices to before the bedtime routine or at least an hour before they go to sleep.

    Your child's bedroom Again, keeping your child’s bedroom dimly lit or dark is a must when settling them for the night. Making sure their rooms are clean and tidy will also help to declutter the mind and getting them to tidy up can also be a great way to tire them out (win, win). In the warmer months, be sure to keep their rooms well ventilated as a stuffy room can agitate their sleep often making children feel unsettled. Utilising the bedroom space allows for the room to appear lighter and more spacious, invest in a Julian Bowen highsleeper providing you with a comfortable bed and multiple options for storage.

    Tweens also need sleep Tweens tend to enjoy long lie-ins and an even longer time in front of the laptop or TV. Teenagers’ body clocks are set later than children’s, studies actually back your teens in terms of them being able to stay up later. It seems they can also rise later too which is apparent when the alarm goes off for school! Encourage your tweens to refrain from being a tired, miserable adolescent and work on regulating their body clocks. Avoid lie-ins on the weekend and use a family trip as an excuse to reintroduce them to daylight – we’re sure they’ll thank you for it in the long run!

    Hopefully, this post has provided you with some ideas to revamp your current bedtime routine and give your child the chance to unwind before curling up in bed. If you’re looking for a highsleeper bed or any bed for your children’s room take a look at our range of beds here.

  • Fun & Friendly Arts and Crafts for the Whole Family

    Whilst we are still waiting for Spring and the warmer days why not try some fun arts and crafts indoors? This is a great way for the family to spend some time together and for the kids to channel their inner Picasso. Let your children embrace their artistic side and use this post as a guide for some creative ideas. We bet they have been dying to test out their new desk on the Gami Montana High Sleeper Bed.

    Get creative with fun family time, it’s a chance for everyone to learn a new handcraft whether you’re making pasta jewellery for loved ones, or moulding animals out of Play Dough, there are multiple ways for your little ones to express themselves, take a look at the fun and friendly arts and crafts we have put together below. Play it right, tire them out and they’ll be tucked up in their high sleeper loft bed in no time.

     Play Dough for toddlers

    So, we realise that we need arts and crafts for the whole family to enjoy and what toddler (and adult) doesn’t love Play Dough? There is something so satisfying about moulding animal shapes or pushing it inside the cutters to reveal spaghetti or star shapes. Toddlers could make their own Valentine’s Day cupcakes from Play Dough using colourful paper cupcake cases. Make sure they don’t put this dough in their mouths though, even if the end results look good enough to eat!

    valentines day cardboard hearts

    This is a great way for the family to make gifts for each other in preparation for Valentine’s Day! Cut out some cardboard in the shape of hearts for the little ones and gather some decorating materials to create the perfect gift! Sprinkle some love onto your hearts using anything from glitter, ribbons, sequins and feathers. Now leave them to busily work at their desk (the practical high sleeper was a great choice after all). We are sure you’ll be head over heels for the designs your little sweethearts come up with.

    Chalk pops

    Use coloured chalks to decorate the back yard or paths leading to the front of the house. If the sun isn’t shining outside yet, why not encourage the children to draw their own? You can also put some time aside as a family to make your own chalk pops using ice lolly moulds. Follow these easy steps to making your own colourful utensils and watch them have fun creating eye-catching pictures and learning through fun time with the family!

    Pasta Jewellery

    How long has that bag of pasta been in the back of the cupboard? Why not use it for this simple and enjoyable craft that will provide the perfect entertainment for you and the children. The beautiful pieces can also double up as a second gift for your loved one. Everyone loves a homemade present! The art of pasta jewellery making isn’t just for little girls either, boys love to dress up too when pretending to be Cowboys and Indians.

    Let us know what fun and creative designs you made as a family.

  • Utilising the Space in Children’s Bedrooms

    Sometimes we struggle for space when it comes to our children’s bedrooms. This can pose a real problem when it comes to redecorating. Luckily there are ways we can utilise a small space and bring their bedrooms to life, with the Julian Bowen Pegasus High Sleeper Bed for example. It is important for our little ones to have a bright and uncluttered room to do their homework and play when the weather isn’t so great outdoors.

     With a little bit of thought and inspiration from this post, you should be able to turn the ‘box room’ that doesn’t fit anything into a wonderful, fun and organised space for your child to play and kick back and relax after a long day at school, once the homework is complete of course.

    Multi-use bedroom furniture

     It is important to open up the small space as much as you can to avoid the room feeling cluttered and slightly overbearing. A smaller wardrobe with a split chest of drawer’s section is perfect for children’s clothes as they don’t tend to take up as much space. Double up with the use for a cosy armchair, it can be a great addition to a desk for doing their homework but also great for story time before bed.

     The most important piece of furniture in any bedroom is, of course, the bed. And choosing the right bed for a small bedroom is crucial when it comes to utilising space. The Julian Bowen Pegasus High Sleeper Bed is the ultimate multi-use piece of bedroom furniture for children of all ages. The Pegasus High sleeper is both practical and timeless in design. A bed such as this with pull-out wardrobe feature and integrated storage drawers would be perfect for this type of room. Complete with working desk and even more storage options a high sleeper is ideal for your children’s bedroom.

    Colour scheme

     When it comes to colour scheme perhaps a more neutral option is better suited to a small space. A lot of bold colours can sometimes make a smaller room appear more cluttered. A slightly subtler tone of paint can make the bedroom appear much bigger than it actually is. Keep it clean, keep it streamlined and add a few exciting touches here and there to still give a little character. Some random bursts of colour such as cushions and soft fleecy blankets will finish the compact look keeping it fun for your little one.

     Limit wallpaper and accessories

     It is worth mentioning not to go overboard with the accessories as there are subtle hints of colour and then there’s brightly piles of clutter everywhere. Instead of scattering cushions, rug and blankets, why not opt for a statement wall and add a coloured and patterned printed wallpaper. Just to clarify, only buy paper for one wall, as you don’t want to close the space up again. Alternatively, bold bed linen could be an option. Afterall it will be easier to change when they get bored than scraping a whole wall of paper.

    Hopefully, this post has helped you with ways to utilise your children’s bedroom space, check out our full range of Julian Bowen beds here.

  • 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.

    https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/steens-for-kids-midsleeper-with-purple-pink-accessories.html

     

  • 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.

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