Bedtime With Triplets

Bedtime With Triplets

With triplets, bedtime can be a little hectic. To make bedtime more manageable we had to come up with a plan.

The biggest change in their toddler years is that they are a little more rambunctious at night, but we have a real routine going that works.

We take turns brushing teeth. We take turns picking a story each night and that gives them something to look forward to and something to keep track of. If we don't have a lot of time, sometimes I pick the story. We go to the library often and that helps keep them interested in story-time too.

One of the biggest things that helps the children settle in for the night, is that I started singing them a lullaby when they were around 3 years old. For a long time I sang the same song every night, until I finally got tired of it. Now, every night a different child picks a song and that settles them down and it is like a signal that it's time to go to bed. That familiarity is what they need before they settle down for the bedtime routine.