Get Help with Bedtime Routine! Bedtime Board for Girls: Get Your Kids to Bed Quicker!

Get Help with Bedtime Routine! Bedtime Board for Girls: Get Your Kids to Bed Qu...

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This Bedtime Board is a helpful tool created by a licensed clinical child psychologist aimed to help young girls develop a consistent bedtime routine and make the process of going to sleep at night fun rather than a power struggle. Some benefits of using a consistent bedtime routine and the Bedtime Board:

---The Bedtime Board has saved some parents up to a full hour in the evening and has cut the bedtime routine from over an hour to just
15min.
---Parents suddenly get their evenings back and can unwind or enjoy each other’s company
---Reduces problematic behaviors at bedtime
---Improves quality of sleep
---Improves parental mood
---Helps children develop mastery over their environment and get to sleep
---Helps children feel loved and parents feel effective because parents can praise (positively reinforce) their child rather than nag them to go
through the steps
---Helps increase consistency between caregivers (parents, babysitters) which helps ease child’s anxiety


Every parent knows the importance of sleep, both for the child and the parent! When your newborn comes into the world you realize as a parent that the times where a good nights sleep was guaranteed have gone out the window for a long time. The sleep research shows that having a consistent bedtime routine reduces problematic behaviors at bedtime (calling out to parents after tuck-in, getting out of the crib/bed) and improves quality of sleep. For example, when bedtime routines are implemented, children fall asleep faster and experience an improved quality of nighttime sleep (parents have more time in evening to themselves). Not surprisingly, research also shows that parental mood improves when families adopt predictable nightly bedtime routines. When children have a predictable routine and structure, they feel safer and are able to master their environments. The beauty of this board is that even young children who can’t yet read can master this system by following the picture sequence and knowing what step is next. The child will not feel like parents are bossing them around, but rather, they’re just going through what is expected at that time.

Instead of nagging your child, you get to give them positive reinforcement (praise and the reward of putting the fingernail polish on the hand) for each step completed.

If more than one caregiver puts the child to sleep, this system also helps tremendously. Babysitters, moms, dads, and grandparents all are able to use the same routine and can’t forget a step or change the order around! This eases anxiety for children as they still know what to expect, even when a primary caretaker is unavailable.

Additional Options: You don’t have to do anything “extra” as the nail polish in and of itself is a good motivator for young girls, but IF you want to add an additional reinforcement, you can use a “token economy system” which would entail exchanging “tokens” (in this case, stickers) for bigger rewards.


PRIZE OPTION: We suggest having a small prize bag with stickers, removable tattoos, and other dollar store type of prizes for when kids do the whole bedtime routine smoothly, without complaints. Children could trade in a “completed hand” for one of these prizes OR save up stickers for a larger reward (like an activity over the weekend, baking with a parent, 10 minutes extra screen time or art project). Larger rewards need not be material possessions.They can be picking a movie for the family movie night, taking a trip to ice cream store or park. Of course, if you prefer a material possession that is highly motivating to a child, that is also okay.
This Bedtime Board is a helpful tool created by a licensed clinical child psychologist aimed to help young girls develop a consistent bedtime routine and make the process of going to sleep at night fun rather than a power struggle. Some benefits of using a consistent bedtime routine and the Bedtime Board:

---The Bedtime Board has saved some parents up to a full hour in the evening and has cut the bedtime routine from over an hour to just
15min.
---Parents suddenly get their evenings back and can unwind or enjoy each other’s company
---Reduces problematic behaviors at bedtime
---Improves quality of sleep
---Improves parental mood
---Helps children develop mastery over their environment and get to sleep
---Helps children feel loved and parents feel effective because parents can praise (positively reinforce) their child rather than nag them to go
through the steps
---Helps increase consistency between caregivers (parents, babysitters) which helps ease child’s anxiety


Every parent knows the importance of sleep, both for the child and the parent! When your newborn comes into the world you realize as a parent that the times where a good nights sleep was guaranteed have gone out the window for a long time. The sleep research shows that having a consistent bedtime routine reduces problematic behaviors at bedtime (calling out to parents after tuck-in, getting out of the crib/bed) and improves quality of sleep. For example, when bedtime routines are implemented, children fall asleep faster and experience an improved quality of nighttime sleep (parents have more time in evening to themselves). Not surprisingly, research also shows that parental mood improves when families adopt predictable nightly bedtime routines. When children have a predictable routine and structure, they feel safer and are able to master their environments. The beauty of this board is that even young children who can’t yet read can master this system by following the picture sequence and knowing what step is next. The child will not feel like parents are bossing them around, but rather, they’re just going through what is expected at that time.

Instead of nagging your child, you get to give them positive reinforcement (praise and the reward of putting the fingernail polish on the hand) for each step completed.

If more than one caregiver puts the child to sleep, this system also helps tremendously. Babysitters, moms, dads, and grandparents all are able to use the same routine and can’t forget a step or change the order around! This eases anxiety for children as they still know what to expect, even when a primary caretaker is unavailable.

Additional Options: You don’t have to do anything “extra” as the nail polish in and of itself is a good motivator for young girls, but IF you want to add an additional reinforcement, you can use a “token economy system” which would entail exchanging “tokens” (in this case, stickers) for bigger rewards.


PRIZE OPTION: We suggest having a small prize bag with stickers, removable tattoos, and other dollar store type of prizes for when kids do the whole bedtime routine smoothly, without complaints. Children could trade in a “completed hand” for one of these prizes OR save up stickers for a larger reward (like an activity over the weekend, baking with a parent, 10 minutes extra screen time or art project). Larger rewards need not be material possessions.They can be picking a movie for the family movie night, taking a trip to ice cream store or park. Of course, if you prefer a material possession that is highly motivating to a child, that is also okay.

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