How to get your child's bedtime routine right

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 and are ready for the school day.


• 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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