Children love routine. They thrive on routine. That’s why having a pre-bedtime routine is so important, no matter what age the child is. You can start with a warm bath/shower, dim the lights in the house, play some peaceful music in the background, do some quiet games and readings together, and by the time everything is done, the kid knows it’s time for bed. This is a positive sleep habit that every family should strive for since babyhood.
The earlier you do it, the more the kid gets used to it, and the easier it gets to put them to bed because that’s the routine and that’s how things always work.
Contributor: Carey Chan from babymozart.org