Sleep and Bedtime Series ~ Guest Feature 

Today I am featuring Kelly, who blogs at Kelly Allen Writer. Kelly Blogs about ‘Lifestyle and Freedom,’ I can completely relate to Kelly when she explains that:

“As a child I spent most of my time at the library with my head in a book or watching movies.” 

Here are Kelly’s experiences of Sleep and Bedtimes:

Please explain a bit about yourself. How many children you have and how old are they? 

I am a mother to two children, George aged nearly 7 and Molly 5.

What is your child(ren)’s usual bedtime routine? E.g. Bath time, story, (how many?) etc. 

Varies from night to night but ALWAYS stories.

If your child has tried to gain your attention after you’ve said goodnight, what do you do? 

Go back to see what the problem is? Leave them?

Go and see them, you never know if there is a real emergency (there never is). 

Does your child share a room with a sibling or have their own room?

They have bunkbeds and have always shared a room 🙂

Do you have any tips for siblings sharing a room? Do they wake each other up in the night/morning? Do you put your youngest or eldest up first? 

No tips. Bedtime is the time when I give up any hope of doing any blogging hahaha! I think forcing them into their own room can sometimes be a mistake, we tried it and they hated it. They missed the company. 

What is your child(ren)’s usual bedtime? And usual awake time? Do you have any views on putting later to bed, does it mean that they get up slightly later? Or still the same time in the morning?! 

We have found that it doesn’t matter how late to bed, the children still get up at 5am regardless! Sometimes earlier! George flakes around 8pm and always wakes before 7am. Molly will go to sleep later, she likes to stay up late and then she sleeps in. Weirdest thing is they were the opposite as babies.

Do you have any strategies or tips for a smooth running bedtime? 

Music/stories played on the cd player, letting them play until they choose to go to sleep. 

Does your child still have day time naps? Morning or afternoon? Morning and afternoon? 

No naps here!

Thanks go to Kelly for joining in 🙂 

You can read more from Kelly here:

Twitter: @kallenwriter


Thank you for reading 🙂 


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