The fabulous bath, book, bed campaign is in its second year and is headed once again by the well known parents’ sanity saviour and infamous Supernanny, Jo Frost.
Since Amelia is our sixth little one we have tried countless nightime plans and none work better than the bath, book and bed routine. Our little mermaid loves being in the water so would bath every night if given half the chance, thankfully she is easily preoccupied so unless she has been like Peppa Pig and jumping in the muddy puddles (or playing with paint etc) sometimes a simple wash down will do. When she does go in the bath she loves bubbles…masses of bubbles, she loves creating potions, pretending shes a wicked witch – I don’t know where she gets that from! We usually end up going through bottles of bubble bath, shampoo and anything else she can get her hands on!
After the bath of course comes snuggles while I brush and usually plait her hair followed by teeth brushing, she loves to brush her own teeth and always has thankfully.
This week we have had my mum staying with us as I have been recovering from surgery and we also had some decorating to do (more on that in another post later) so Amelia has loved snuggling with her and reading some of her new favourite books. Hush, Little Bear is Sleeping has quickly become her new go to book every night at bed time, we both love the sounds of the owl, cricket, cat and dog but nothing tops the little snore of the bear at the end.
Since Amelia is now a ‘big girl’ she sleeps in her own bed, well I say ‘sleeps’ in the loosest of terms! She starts out in her own bed, tucked in with her cloud pillow and teddy bear, drifting off after a hard day playing with her brothers and sister…only to wake around an hour later and jump straight into our bed!
We have always co slept and know its not going to last forever so we will enjoy it while we can, soon she will not want to share with us, so for now we will soak up the cuddles!
This post is in collaboration with Tots100 and Book Trust