They say the key to raising a good sleeper is to following a consistent and soothing bedtime routine. We polled real parents to discover the sweet and creative nightly rituals they use to help their kids drift off to sleep. Try them with your little ones.
Kisses All Around
"Once my daughter is in bed, she gets tucked in and kisses from Daddy. Then comes my favorite part: kisses from me. First we have a cheek kiss, then an eskimo kiss (rub noses), then a 'Sam' kiss from 'You Can Do It, Sam' where we touch noses. Then, depending on her mood we might have other kisses that we make up (ie the Grover kiss is a kiss followed by 'Goodnight Everybodee!' in a Groverish voice)." -- Becky, South Haven, MI