My good friend Amanda is a kid-idea genius. A few weeks ago I lamented to her that Milla just wasn't staying in her bed at night (just for the initial "getting to sleep" part), she suggested I make a little book to spell out her bedtime routine since she seemed to respond so well to her baby books in the lead up to Katie's arrival.
I made mine using Picmonkey, a free online site that you can edit photos on. Although Amanda assures me a simple word document would have been sufficient.
It was lots of fun being a children's author for an afternoon (even if I did a shoddy rushed job on the editing), Milla loves her bedtime book and she recites it now. At night she stands at the door and says "Dinner, oven, YUP, Dad home?" super cute.
We're still working on the staying in bed thing, some nights she's perfect, other nights it all one big game.
Do you have any tips to help me keep my 2 year old in her bed when we say good night?
I'm thinking of doing a Picmonkey Tutorial to make one of these books, keen?
Leave a comment and let me know!
**EDIT** Since writing this post and scheduling it last week we've cut out her day time naps. That seems to be doing the trick, she's usually begging for bed by 6pm now!