Bath time, pajamas, a story, and a kiss goodnight. That’s how it’s “supposed” to go down, right? In Episode 80 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah talk about how bedtime routines change through various stages, and offer our tips for making it work – even when you have a new baby, a traveling spouse, or kids with wildly different get-to-sleep styles.
We also talk about how often our kids REALLY bathe, why reading aloud doesn’t have to always be at night, and our strategies for dealing with bedtime stalling. Join us for Episode 80!
Links we mentioned (or should have!) in Episode 80
- Meagan’s interview on The Home Hour with Sarah Mackenzie of Amongst Lovely Things, and the time Meagan appeared on Sarah’s podcast Read-Aloud Revival
- Our thoughts on a listener question about co-sleeping (skip to 25:20 to hear this question)
- Other episodes about how we handle different daily routines
- Making Mornings Easier (Ep 67)
- A Week of Real-Life Dinners (Ep 72)
- Routines for a Happy Mom-Life (Ep 20)
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This is my favorite episode by far!
I’m still a newer listener (currently on #85) but I wanted to leave a comment for this episode because I can relate so much and have so much to say about my 3 year old. I don’t think I ever fully slept trained her because I felt like it was too difficult and exhausting. From birth til about 2 years old I would hold her in my arms until she fell asleep then I would lay her in her crib/bed. Now that she’s 3, I make her lay down and I HAVE to lay down beside her until she falls asleep then I can sneak out of her room. I try to just sit next to her bed but she gets upset and she really just wants me to lay down next to her. Now that she’s 3, I’m just hoping this will phase out and she won’t need me at night soon. I’m trying for baby #2 soon so I hope the next baby will be an easier sleeper
Sarah Powers says
Thanks, Connie! So glad you enjoyed. 🙂