How to get your kids to fall asleep on Christmas Eve
By Aimee Heckel
It’s almost time for the magic. All that’s left now is, oh, the hardest part: getting your kids to fall asleep on Christmas Eve.
With all of the excitement and anticipation running through their little bodies, this can be no easy task. We don’t advocate filling them with enough sugarplums and candy canes to invoke a sugar crash. And we don’t think Benadrylling their milk is a very safe idea, either.
Here are a few of our favorite go-to-sleep-now tricks:
1. Let them open one gift on Christmas Eve, and let that gift be pajamas. This may not knock them out on the spot, but at the very least, it will get them in their pajamas without a struggle.
Order some new footie jammies from Pajamagram.com, like these old-fashioned drop-seat pajamas. Heck, you can even order matching drop-seat red jammies for the whole family — not to leave out the dogs and cats. Surely, that’s just what Dad and your feline friend both wanted under the tree, right?
You can’t make this kind of stuff up.
2. Surprise your kids with personalized pillows on their beds on Christmas Eve, like these pillowcases from the Personalization Mall for $19.50. Or design your own pillowcase.
3. Make sleeping fun. You might even pick them out a special new sleeping bag. These Sillies sleeping bags have built-in pillows and come in a variety of different styles, from monkeys to bunnies. Find them at Hearthsong.com for $69.98.
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4. Pick up a special nightlight or lamp, like this stunning constellation projection lamp, only $10.98 on eBay. Or this colorful LED light projection lamp also plays music. This musical lamp turns your child’s bedroom into the night sky and might just give them something to think about, other than listening for the clicking of reindeer hooves on the roof.
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