Getting the kids to bed on Christmas eve often seems like a nigh impossible task, but it isn’t for lack of trying. For a lot of kids, Christmas eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids since they know they will be waking up to presents! It’s wonderful to see them so excited, but for parents it can pose a bit of a headache. Many have tried and failed at getting an early bedtime before the big day, but luckily there are a few tips you can employ to make sure the night goes a little more smoothly. By relying on your kids’ bedtime routine, and by using the right kids bedding, you can help alleviate some of the stress.

How to Relax Before Bedtime

Keeping adrenaline levels low is key here, as ideally everyone will be on a lower energy level before heading to bed. One way to help this is to make sure that the rest of your day is relatively full of activity to tire out the kids, perhaps by going on a walk or by playing some family Christmas games. Once everyone is well exercised it's time to start relaxing before night time. Cuddle up on the sofa together and watch your family’s favourite Christmas movies while snuggling under our Junior Coverless Night Owl Duvet. The 2 in 1 duvet and cover makes for a cosy cuddle, with its soft touch sure to make eyes a little heavier. It’s also well suited to movie watching as the easy wash duvet is resistant to any rogue snacks that may be spilled during the movie. By starting to wind down before bedtime, sleep is made much easier, and has also shown to help achieve a deeper, more restful sleep.

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Getting The Kids Comfortable Before Bed

Getting the kids into bed is one thing, but ensuring they fall asleep is something entirely different. Start by enforcing their bedtime routine, as your kids’ bedtime routine is a way of letting their brains know it’s time to start drifting off. Often though, it won’t be enough to simply tell them to close their eyes, as plenty of kids like to feel in control and don’t enjoy being told what to do. To give them a sense of control and authority, let them pick their own bedtime story for the night. Not only will this make your child happy, it will also make them feel like they are choosing to go to bed on their terms.

To ensure their comfort, finding the right bedding goes a long way. Our Junior Night Owl Duvets are designed to provide comfort specifically with children in mind. Wonderfully soft, and surprisingly lightweight, our Night Owl duvets come in at the ideal Tog for children with a 7 Tog rating. Sleep hygiene also benefits from our duvets since the duvets are so easily washed. Without having to remove the cover, you can put it in the wash and the quick-drying duvet will be ready to use 15 minutes after taking it out.

Fun Night Owl Duvet Options

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There’s lots of fun designs available to choose from to best suit your children’s likes and personality. Our brand new Dino Safari Duvet makes for the perfect duvet for all the dino lovers and soon-to-be-paleontologists in the family. Elsewhere, for the adventurers in the family, there is also our Jungle Adventure print. This exciting design features exotic tigers, flamingos, and other jungle animals. There also exists a magical garden themed duvet for those who love the outdoors, as well as a stardust themed duvet, for the daydreamers among us. Be sure to check out the full range of junior duvets to see which one is best for your child. Once you and your kids are satisfied with the bedding, going to bed will be even easier for them and you.

December 16, 2022 — Sleep Expert