How to get your child's bedtime routine right

This film was recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Are you worrying about your child's bedtime routine before they start primary school? Expert sleep consultant Mandy Gurney gives her top tips for making sure children get a good night's sleep.


• Start quiet time about one hour before your child goes to sleep, by tidying away toys and screens.

• Run your child a bath and keep to a ten minute time limit.

• Try a low brightness bedside lamp, or use a mild red or amber light.

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