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3 tips for putting your child to bed peacefully

Is bedtime a frustrating time during your day? Watch what happens when one mom tells her 18-month-old twins it is time for bed.
Courtnie Erickson, FamilyShare Modified: August 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm •  Published: August 14, 2014

Putting children to bed can be a dreaded task. It can easily take several hours before your children are content and asleep. They may constantly hop out of bed, blurting out excuse after excuse to prevent them from sleep.

However, one set of parents lucked out with their 18-month-old twins. When the mom told her children it was time for bed, the twins did something many parents only dream about. Unfortunately, many parents are not that lucky. Here are three suggestions for putting your child to bed and keeping him there.

1. Maintain a bedtime routine

A bedtime routine is crucial if you want your child to go to bed and stay there without putting up a fight. Around the same time each evening, begin getting your child ready for bed. Put on his pajamas, brush his teeth, read stories and say prayers. Do all of your bedtime tasks in the same order. By doing this, your child will learn that it is now time for bed.

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