09.18.20

SLEEP ROUTINE WITH THE KIDS & BEST BUY CANADA


 

Creating a positive nighttime routine is something that has really helped our kids get a good night’s sleep and it was important to us to continue these habits while we were on the road for the next year. Today I’m partnering with BestBuy Canada and bestbuy.ca to share how we have incorporated the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool to create a healthier environment for the kids.

The Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool purifies and humidifies at the same time creating the perfect environment for sleep. It’s easy to adjust and you have complete control at your fingertips with the Dyson Link App which helps when adjusting temperatures throughout the night.

With Tim working we knew I’d be doing the bedtime routine alone, so I wanted to ensure we kept things as consistent as possible to make things easier on everyone.   To be honest, this has been my saving grace since we’ve been here. I have been able to get all three kids in bed happily and I believe the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool has contributed to this.

If you know me or have been following along for some time, you will know I struggle following a routine of any kind and this is really the only consistent routine I have. I keep this part of my life structured and consistent because my kids thrive on this type of routine. It also it gives me some time to do the things I need to do (work, laundry, cook, clean, watch my favourite shows, breathe) while everyone is sleeping.

What our nighttime routine looks like:

1. Bath Time: We always start bedtime routine with the kids having a bath after dinner. They get to play together and wind down for the night. I’ll start this at 6:30 at the latest so it doesn’t feel rushed.    

2. Teeth Brushing: I follow up with teeth brushing because sometimes this can be a battle and I don’t want to end the night on a negative note.  

3. Books and Songs: I always let each of them choose 1 book and we sing a few songs before bed.

4. Keep a Clean Space: I laugh as I type this because I know how difficult this can be with kids, but I always make time to clean their rooms. I feel this really makes a difference with both toddlers so I have just made a habit of it! Not only is it important it looks clean but also that it feels clean.

Since we have two dogs we knew we would be renting a place where other dogs previously lived and this is something we are not used to since our dogs are hypoallergenic and do not shed. With the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool we have been able to manage allergens and pollutants in the home and have kept the room cool. Now that we are entering cooler months we are also able to enable the humidify option while also keeping a healthier environment.

5. Sound Machine/White Noise On: I also believe this is key especially having more than one kid at home. Having the white noise from the Dyson Pure allows for those still awake to play as they wish and the ones who need to sleep to be able to get uninterrupted sleep. We brought our Dyson fans with us because we love how they support a healthier environment, enable the perfect climate for sleep but also double as white noise.

6. Hugs, Kisses, Tucked in Bed: I always try to have both of the older kids in bed before 7:30 so they can have time to wind down and fall asleep before they are over tired. Another tip that has helped Harlow settle is I always leave a book or two for her to read in bed alone. I’ve found this settles her and she has an easier time drifting off to sleep. 

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve stuck to this routine for all of our kids and its worked wonders for us. The Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool has made this process even easier for everyone especially all the additional features while transitioning into our temporary new home.

Thank you so much to Best Buy Canada for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.  

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