Disney have launched a special bedtime website to help us during this stressful time and to make it really effective they did some research into children's bedtimes which I found really surprising.
· Bedtime revealed as the time of day parents find the most challenging with over 60% saying their children make up excuses to delay going to bed
· The average parent spends the equivalent of eight whole days a year negotiating with their kids to go to sleep, with one in ten haggling for over two weeks
· Nearly a fifth of parents say putting their children to bed is a demanding as a whole day at work
· 52 per cent find it hard to get their children back into a good bedtime routine after the summer holidays
To help get the kids back into a sensible routine before school I have decided to implement the following routine back into our house.
Watch Disney Junior Snuggletime from 6:15pm
Have a bath
Read a story together
Then so to sleep.
To help get through the first few days I will also be using the fantastic free Disney Magical Bedtime calls. To receive a Disney Magical Bedtime call text your chosen character name below to 78000:
So far I have listened to a call from Jake (for Alison) and Cinderella (for Elizabeth) and I was really impressed.
I text 78000 with the name of the character and immediately my phone started to ring. I was instructed to give the phone to my child and ten seconds later a message began to play which talked about the fact it was bedtime and that one of their special friends has a message for them. The character message then played which both of the girls found amazing and magically it worked. The only cost to me was a standard network rate text message. The next time I am struggling to put them to bed I will be getting Mickey or Minnie to call them too!