I’m sitting here at just gone 7 o’clock with my two children asleep in their beds (fingers crossed). Our bedtime routine has been established pretty much since the children were born and they never go to sleep without at least one story. My husband and I alternate taking each child to bed and our routine means they are usually in bed by 7pm.
Recent research undertaken by Fairy Non-Bio about children’s bedtime routines* found the following:
- Even as dads get more involved in parenting, bedtime is still mums domain, with 51% of mums in charge of bedtime each night compared to just 15% of dads
- 8 of 10 mums read to their children nightly – 4 out of 10 (37%) of children prefer new stories, with 2 out of 10 (22%) opting for the same stories that were read to their mums and dads.
- A lucky 35% of mums say their child tends to settle down quickly and easily most nights, while another 43 % say this is the case 3-4 nights of the week.
- 1 out of 10 admitted their bedtime routine is a cause of stress and tension in the evenings.
*1,000 mums with children aged 0-7
A book at bedtime
Fairy knows just how important reading is and to celebrate the importance of bedtime reading, they are currently running an on-pack promotion (with Fairy Non Bio or Fabric Softner) where parents can send in for three new Timmy Time books, developed exclusively for this partnership. My children love watching the adventures of Timmy on cBeebies and no doubt we’ll be looking out for these promotions on our next shop!
I have two Timmy Time books to giveaway. To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.