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Tips to get your child to stay in bed for all those desperate parents out there!

Stay in Bed: How to

It’s a cry we hear from mums of toddlers all over the country, and indeed the world; my toddler won’t stay in bed! I have experienced it with both my children, first when they moved from a cot to a bed, and then when they were older when they just decided that staying in bed was just too dam DULL…

So, we have Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching again to chat about the bedtime blues, and specifically how to get your child, once you have put them in bed, to stay in bed ;-) I know it sounds simple, but it isn’t that simple is it?

We discuss a number of topics within this including:

  • Why our child might be getting up as soon as we put them in bed
  • Strategies for managing their refusal to stay in bed
  • What should we be doing when our child gets out of bed, how might it be best to react
  • How do we manage the endless, possibly made up (!), excuses
  • How important it is to stay calm when you child won’t stay in bed; easier said than done, I know….

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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