Bedtime around here can be like wrangling monkeys at the zoo. In fact, I remember telling my best friend a few days ago about my children’s wild and crazy antics. They can sure keep me on my toes. One thing for sure is I have learned a few tricks that make bedtime easier and none of them involve Repunzel and her frying pan. These tips will help keep you sane when the monkeys get out of hand at bedtime and help your kids sleep better.
Simple Tips to Help Your Kids Sleep Better
The best tip in my arsenal for surviving bedtime and help my kids sleep better lasts all day long. Kids have a natural energy we can’t match without drinking the entire pot of coffee… or three. I let them laze around in the morning in hopes that they will let the baby sleep. Which is vital to my survival beacuse she eats basically all night long still. After breakfast, it’s time to get up and get moving. Sometimes that moving is helping with major chores around the house. When the weather is nice it’s making a ruckus with the neighborhood kids. Sometimes it’s running back and forth like mini tornadoes… either way it gets off that energy.
Hunt down the blankets, pillows, and lovies BEFORE bedtime. Kids have a tendency to drag these items around the house all day long. As we speak there is a fort in my family room. We hunt these down and get them settled BEFORE bedtime or well you just know they will start whining that they want that one toy to cuddle with. I never enjoy the six trips up and down the stairs for bedtime.
Turn off the screens. Screen time is one of those things that kids just gravitate to. Around here YouTube is the thing to put on when mom turns her head. TV, Phones, and other electronic devices emit a blue light that has been proven to interrupt sleep patterns making it hard for kids and adults alike to get a good nights sleep.
Create a relaxing bedtime routine to help your child sleep better at night. When we give our bodies time to de-stress and wind down they relax more and sleep better. Giving your child a bedtime routine can help them get more sleep.
Give a humidifier and lavender essential oil a try. Harsh winters mean we have the furnace running and the air in our homes get very dry. This makes getting quality sleep difficult. For a double whammy pick a humidifier that allows the use of essential oils or go with an ultrasonic diffuser that pushes tiny particles of water out into the air. Fill the diffuser with lavender to help your kids fall asleep easier and sleep better all night long.
Choose a comfortable bed that your child will want to stay in. We all know that feeling of a bed that just begs us not to leave. Soft, warm, and cozy enough to make us want to stay. While we often think of treating ourselves to beds like this our children can really benefit from a good bed as well. We love foam mattresses with plenty of support like the bed Nectar sent us for review.
A great bed can help your kids sleep better.
We got to try a great new bed to help one of our children sleep better at night. While our review sample from nectar took a while to get here due to a MAJOR backorder it was well worth the wait. The kids all fought over this one. Check out some of our favorite features.
The Nectar Sleep bed is cushiony and soft but still has more than enough support to avoid the classic issue of sinking to the floor you find in foam mattresses. Everyone that has visited and checked it out so far have a hard time getting up and going. The bed just lures you in and invites you to stay. Perfect for cozy winter nights.
As a mom, my favorite feature is the awesome fact that you can remove and wash the cover. Why do all beds not have that feature? The zipper cover on this bed is one of the most amazing concepts to me. We have always had cheaper beds that don’t have cool features like this. For easy to wash you have to buy a plastic cover. As a mother of two preschoolers that happen to be heavy sleepers, this is a great way for me to know I can get the bed clean after any accidents that may happen. This feature makes me want to replace all of the children’s beds with Nectar Sleep Beds.
The Nectar bed comes compact and easy to move. Thank goodness beacuse my favorite FedEx guy just shook his head with a grin as he dropped this off on threshold and went to get another box he was delivering to me that day. The inner bag with handles for carrying was broken but the outer package was strong enough to handle being drug through the house.
One part that I know will make it the favorite come summer is the nice and cool foam quilted top. That zip off cover is quilted on the top and regulates temperature pretty well. Think of it like laying on the cool side of the pillow…. all… the… time.
Speaking of pillows? This bed comes with two made form the leftover foam from cutting and trimming the beds. These pillows are HARD AS A ROCK but once they puff up you can take the stuffing out of them. Enough to make another pillow or two. In fact, my son has a pillow made from the stuffing we removed from the pillows and I have pulling more out so they are more comfortable is on my to-do list.
What did we not like about this bed?
The off-gassing was a nightmare. We had already sealed the house up for winter and were unable to open a window. The room could not even be entered for more than a day. Had I known the off-gassing would be so bad I would have opened it up out in the main part of the house that was open and we could open the doors to let the gasses out of the house.
Tips for setting up the nectar bed
:: Do it in an open area of your home rather than a closed room.
:: In the bottom of the bag, you will find a device made just for cutting open the plastic. That would have made life easier had I known to look… Let’s just say this is my natural hair color.
Once I am done editing the video I will show you how easy set up is and my Owls first reaction.
We received a twin size Nectar bed in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions herein are our own thoughts and feelings. We make a commission off links in this post. See our full disclosure policy for more information.