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Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child and Calm Their Fears With Monster Defense Spray

Establish A Bed Time Routine

If you don’t have a bedtime routine set up for your child, now would be a perfect time to implement a bed time routine.

  • Set a Routine Bedtime – Put your child to sleep at the same time each night.  This will help set your child’s natural body clock.  Most children thrive on set schedules especially when it comes to bed time.  Create a natural and consistent pattern for your child.
  • Have a Bath Time Schedule – Give your child a warm bath and allow them time to play.
  • Get Your Child Dressed for Bed – Put your child in jammies so that they are comfortable.
  • Brush Your Child’s Teeth Before Putting Them to Bed – If you brush your child’s teeth too early, you might end up brushing them several times before your child ends up in bed.  Instead, brush your child’s teeth a few minutes before their set bedtime.
  • Read a Bed Time Story – If you plan on reading your child a bed time story, it is best to do this before their scheduled bed time.  Story time is a great way to wind down and spend one on one time with your child but you want it to be low key.
  • Avoid Giving Your Child Drinks or Bottles – A bottle that is filled with milk, juice, or formula shouldn’t be given to your child in bed if at all possible.  If your child falls asleep with a bottle in their mouth they are at risk for getting cavities because the sugar pools on the teeth.  Plus, if you brushed your child’s teeth before bedtime, giving your child anything other than water defeats the purpose.
  • Give Your Child a Lovey or Stuffed Animal – Children often find comfort in sleeping with their favorite security object, security blanket, or stuffed animal.  Offer your child their favorite item before you put them to bed.
  • Keep Goodbye’s Simple – Give your child a kiss, hug, and tell them goodnight.  Your child is smart and will continue to bargain with you if you let them.  Once you have told them goodnight, it is best to leave the room.  If you don’t believe in the cry it out method, this might be hard for you (of course this subject is for another post at another time).  Once you leave your child will likely fuss for a few minutes or even call you back to their room.  Try to avoid going back to their room unless they have been crying for a few minutes with no end in sight.  Repeat the process.

Monster Defense is a line of products intended to help cure children’s fear.  Monster Defense provides security to children with fear as well as provides parents an easy and fun solution to getting rid of monsters.  If your child has a bed time fear or has monsters in their bed room, get your child their own bottle of Monster Defense MD-80 Spray.  I am excited Monster Defense has a book coming out soon and can’t wait to read it.  For more information about Monster Defense visit their website or connect with Monster Defense on Twitter and Facebook.

Does your child have any bedtime fears?


18 responses to “Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child and Calm Their Fears With Monster Defense Spray”

  1. yetunde Avatar

    This is quite an interesting product. Right now my kids’ bedtime routine involves trips to the bathroom every 5 minutes 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      This sounds exactly like my oldest son, he always has something that he forgot to do when it comes to bedtime. He is 13.

  2. Leila Boukarim Avatar

    Really cute idea! I love the spray!

    As for the bedtime routine, I have found with my experience with two entirely different boys that no matter how hard you try, you cannot force them out of certain habits. For instance my eldest needed his milk bottle at bedtime until he was a little over three old. We tried everything to make him stop but nothing worked, and it just made us all miserable. Then one day, all on his own, he just said “I don’t want it mommy”. And that was that.

    He turned four in November, and to this day I have to be with him in bed until he falls asleep. Sometimes it takes forever to get him to sleep, and this means that my husband and I still can’t leave the house at a decent enough hour for dinner or anything else. I have tried everything, but nothing’s worked. As for my 9 month old, I can put him down while he’s awake and he’ll fall asleep on his own, something I never dreamed of with my first.

    Parenting can be really tricky sometimes 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for sharing. I agree each child is different. It is best to find what works for you and child when it comes to making a bed time routine. If you start an routine during the first few months of life, it will make things easier as they get older. Of course, you might still encounter minor hiccups occasionally.

  3. Emma @ P is for Preschooler Avatar

    We tried this too and it was helpful for my daughter too. She’s 4. I’m glad it helped your son too!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am glad your daughter was able to benefit from it as well. It is a fun and cute idea to help your child with their bedtime fears.

  4. Taylor Gilmore Avatar

    Monster Defense Spray. What a great idea!I wish I’d thought it 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree. Maybe one day we can each create a cool product. 🙂

  5. corinne Avatar

    Monster spray is such a cute idea!If my kids were afraid of monsters I’d definitely try something like that. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for visiting, I wish that I would have invented something like this for children.

  6. Stacey Gannett (This Momma's Ramblings) Avatar

    I actually did something similar with my two youngest, though it was either a body spray in a scent they were familiar with, like vanilla, or a spritz or two of one of my perfumes. Either worked wonders for mine. Have a great Friday!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I have seen other people make their own homemade Monster Defense Spray for their children. Thank you for sharing your experience with night time monsters. 😉

  7. Jessy Avatar

    Hi, I just wanted to chime in and thank you, Christy for this post. The tips you give would be really helpful for the parents with small children in house.

    It’s true that children are very prone to various fears and if these fears are not neutralized or better prevented from appearing, they could determine the future of the child, when they grow up in a negative way, in most cases.

    Parents should know that kids copy they behavior and if you show your fear and negative reactions in front of them, then most likely they will adopt, inherit this fear and react the same way to similar situations. One good example is the fear of cockroaches, If you react with disgust, when you see a cockroach and they see you reacting that way, it’s very possible that they will copy that behavior through their life.
    Even though such an attitude to these insects is beneficial in some way(they transmit many bacteria and diseases) it should be tolerated only to some extend and not let it become an lifestyle ruining behavior and phobia.

    Also parents have to be vary careful with the content their children have access to on TV and internet(avoid especially horror films).

    As all things in this life, there have to be moderation in everything you do and keep things in normal boundaries. Little fear here and there could be healthy for the kids, but without letting it take them over completely.

    In kids life there should be mostly play, fun and positive emotions, so the negative ones and the fears have to be minimized and avoided as much as possible.


    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for adding this information for parents to read Jessy. I agree with you that media that is on television can affect the way children act and think.

      I also agree that you should help your child attempt to overcome any fears that they may have or at least openly talk to them about their fears.

  8. Donna (Blendermom) Avatar

    Great advice although I never had to try the monster spray. Cute idea!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Donna.

  9. Shannon Avatar

    How adorable. I also agree they should have a routine to go to bed.

  10. patricia Avatar

    This is absolutely an adorable idea!