I’m going to be honest…bedtime can be a little challenging in my home. Neither of my boys are ever anxious to go to bed and they have pretty much mastered the art of procrastination in order to avoid being in bed on time. So when Zippy Sack asked me to partner with them to share how I’m making bedtime fun, I was ready to impart my tried and true ideas. While I received a Zippy Sack free of charge to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.
Bedtime. It’s that time of the day that every mom waits for when the kids are tucked safely into bed, the house is quiet and all is well with the world. Except here’s the thing. Kids aren’t quite as crazy about bedtime as their mamas. In fact, these little people have learned a variety of ways to ensure that bedtime never goes smoothly. Knowing that the end of the kid’s day is always the hardest for me, I’ve started working on ways to make bedtime fun so that my boys will look as forward to it as I do! With a little practice and some fun new ideas, we’re making bedtime everyone’s favorite time of the day and here’s how you can do it too!
Don’t Rush Your Routine
I know, you’re tired. And you’re ready for the kids to hop into bed but don’t rush your bedtime routine! Find time for reading, talking and even singing and it’s pretty likely that getting the kiddos to bed with be a much smoother process. Be willing to ask your kids what they would like to do as they get ready for bedtime instead of just assuming you know. You might be surprised by how easy it is to quiet down the kiddos when they actually have time to wind down.
Kids love creativity and bedtime is no different than any of their other activities. Find ways to make going to bed a creative experience that your kids will love. This may mean making up stories where one member of the family adds a part and you build on it. It may mean creating your very own silly bed song. But don’t be afraid to think outside the box and make bedtime a time that challenges their imagination and send them to sleepy land with heads full of dreams.
Make Their Bed a Place They Want to Be
Think their bed is just a place where they sleep? Thing again! Turning your child’s bed into somewhere they want to be can take the work out of getting the kiddos into it. We recently discovered the Zippy Sack and since we did, bedtime has been so much easier. Why you ask? Well, let’s start with the fun designs.
With kitten, puppy, panda and dinosaur designs, Zippy Sack turns your kiddos bed into a fun environment. Not only is it made out of super soft fleece, but it also makes getting into bed an adventure.
When you put on the Zippy Sack, it fits exactly like a fitted sheet (you will want to put it on over your bottom fitted sheet though). Then you simply zip it up and flip the face of your animal up over the pillow.
Not only does thus fun design make it easy for kids to make up their own beds but it also makes the bed an inviting place that they can’t wait to be!
When it’s time for them to crawl in at night, they simply unzip the Zippy Sack, slide inside and zip it back up to ensure a cuddly warm nights sleep wrapped in their favorite friend.
You don’t have to worry about covers coming off at night and they simply think they are having tons of fun with the favorite new bedtime friend!
Even better, there’s a perfect sized pocket for them to store their books, electronics, stuffed animals and more, assuring them that while they sleep, their prized possessions are safe!
While it may seem like a simple way to make bedtime more appealing, for our preschooler it has been magic! He now can’t wait to head upstairs, zip himself in and have sweet, sweet dreams!
Want to know more about how this fun way to make bedtime memorable works? Be sure to check out the video below!
Then transform the way you look at bedtime. Get a Zippy Sack in Full or Twin size and made your kiddo’s bed a place that they can’t wait to be!