Jul 1, 2009

Bedtime with Elmo dvd giveaway

Giveaway is now closed....
Winners will be emailed and announced in a seperate post.
THANKS FOR ENTERING!

They brushed their teeth.
They used the potty.
Got a drink of water
&
said their prayers
Now it's off to a nice soothing slumber.
YEAH, RIGHT!
If your kids are or were anything like mine then you have probably dealt with a few different distractions at bedtime.
Oh, you know what I am talking about.
the extra drinks of water
the monster in my closet investigation
the giggling under the cover
Does any of this sound familiar?
***
How do you handle the bedtime blunders?

introducing . . .

release date July 7, 2009

A little bit about Bedtime with Elmo :
It's bedtime on Sesame Street! Just like all little kids Elmo and Abby would rather make funny faces and sing silly songs than go to sleep. Luckily, Elmo's dad Louie knows just how to deal with extra glasses of water and little monsters who are afraid of the dark.
Parents will love the practical strategies Louie uses to get Elmo and Abby to go to bed, and children will love snuggling under the covers with this timeless dvd.
Featuring the special extra of Andrea Bocelli singing "Time to Say Goodnight" to Elmo.


My kids enjoyed this cute dvd and I gained a few extra tips for getting them to go to sleep.
like this one:
-Sharing Special Moments
Talk to your child about her day before going to sleep. Ask her to choose a favorite part of the day and discuss why it was special. Encourage her to think of something that she is looking forward to doing tomorrow as she falls asleep.

Would your kids like to view this dvd?
I have 3 copies to give away!!

All you have to do is leave me a comment below.
I would like to know how you handle bedtime.
Do you have a routine that works?
Do you just sit outside the door and pull your hair out?
Share it.
I am nosey like that.

This giveaway will end on Monday, July 6th.
Winners will be notified on July 7th.

74 comments:

Dani on July 1, 2009 at 2:18 PM said...

What we do is we all sit down together and we each take turns praying. Then brushing teeth and a drink of water and we are off to bed with hugs and kisses!

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5webs on July 1, 2009 at 3:13 PM said...

I have a three-year-old, a two-year-old, and a one-year-old, and I have never had any trouble putting any of them down for either their naps or their bedtime. I have been told that I am very lucky in this regard. I just put them down in their crib or bed, and they go to sleep. If it sounds like I am bragging, I'm not. I'm an abysmal failure at potty-training for example.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Erica C. on July 1, 2009 at 3:26 PM said...

we get a bath, get in pjs, and brush our teeth...and usually that works...but it's been getting harder...I like the talking about your day idea!

rebecca on July 1, 2009 at 4:10 PM said...

My little guy is only 15 months but our routine is simple and works for us. We change his diaper, read a book and pray with Daddy, and then nurse. He is then USUALLY happy to go in his crib and drift off to sleep... :)

gitrecca at gmail dot com

Kacee on July 1, 2009 at 4:34 PM said...

well since noah is just 8 months old, bedtime isn't too awful yet!

on a good night we: take a bath and brush our teeth, then daddy gives noah his bottle and mommy reads and sings. we aim for 8:30 bedtime...sometimes it works!

Chelle on July 1, 2009 at 4:38 PM said...

With Isabella in her toddler bed now, bedtime has (for the most part) gotten easier--who knew?!

We give her a bath, brush her teeth, build with blocks/read a book/watch a kid show (whichever one), brush teeth, get water and then it's off to bed!

She's usually pretty good about going to bed now. We turn on her light show ceiling, give her kisses and then we leave and close her door.

Simple but it works for us! Fun giveaway :)

Polka Dot Moon on July 1, 2009 at 5:21 PM said...

OH BOY! That is one tough subject around here! I have a "routine", but it sometimes works and most of the time.....NOT!

Bath time, book time, rock in the chair (with Mel Mo) say goodnight to everything.....and then it's a crap shoot! Sometimes good......lately bad!
Maybe this dvd would help me out!!!!!

Wee one is 16 months old and sleeps every nap and nite nite time with her little "Mel Mo" doll. She squeals with delight when she sees anything red that looks remotely close to Elmo.

Great giveaway!
Thanks :)
Denise (the tired & old mama ;)
Than

Shannon on July 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM said...

Bath and teeth, pjs, and story.

Abby on July 1, 2009 at 6:09 PM said...

Consistent routine seriously makes bedtime easier for one and all! Wind down with a lovely bed time story!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Laura C said...

After my granddaughter has a bath she
is read too.This gets her tired.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER on July 1, 2009 at 6:49 PM said...

they bathe right after dinner because bathing does not calm always, they calm down and do their things and then we read together and tuck in

1agordon on July 1, 2009 at 7:03 PM said...

we read before bed.

Mandy on July 1, 2009 at 8:17 PM said...

I give my daughter Vivian (20 months old) a bath each night, followed by teeth brushing and reading at least three books before bed. She loves books and runs to the rocking chair to sit on my lap so I can read to her (my favorite part of the day!)

Confession: I love Elmo! I tried to fight it in the beginning but I find myself singing his songs in my daily routine. I'll be washing plates after dinner humming, "dishes, dishes, dishes, dishes, dishes, dishes, dishes" in high-pitched tone. Oh well, he's still cooler than Barney the dinosaur and less annoying than Yo Gabba Gabba. Am I right?

blabla3269 on July 1, 2009 at 8:22 PM said...

my son now 15 was tuff to the doc said some kids just dont sleep as much but with the other one we kept the same schedule everynight and that works so well

Emilie on July 1, 2009 at 10:18 PM said...

Our two year old enjoys a bath, having her teeth brushed, putting on her jammies, and then having book after book read to her! Her favorite right now is Green Eggs and Ham. She has most of the book memorized! :)

Melissa on July 2, 2009 at 12:49 AM said...

It has taken a long time to get to were we are at. My kids use to be awful to get in bed, but we stuck to our guns and they finally know we are serious. of course after reading what I just wrote, I realize it sounds like it's easy now. It's not easy, just better.

We always give them somethig to eat about 30 minutes before bed. It is usually an apple. They feel like their night has been cut off if they don't watch a show for a few minutes while they eat their apple. Then they brush their teeth and off to bed. I just keep track of the things they ask for on a regular basis and do it before I tell them lights out.

Sylvia on July 2, 2009 at 12:50 AM said...

Routine helps==snack, teeth, short tv show, story then bed
sylviawhit@gmail.com

andersonann48 on July 2, 2009 at 1:51 AM said...

I turn on the Baby Channel and I get him to lay down and while he is watching the sleepy show I rub his back or feet. This is so relaxing that in just a few minutes he is out like a light.

News Around The Blogs on July 2, 2009 at 4:00 AM said...

my girl is still itty bitty, we lay in bed and watch family t.v. and then milk and rock a bye to bed...for now don't know about when she's older.

Beth Parker on July 2, 2009 at 8:33 AM said...

Well, my baby is too little to give me much trouble at bedtime, but I'm sure my time will come! I just feed her and rock her until she falls asleep, then put her in her crib.

Jinxy and Me on July 2, 2009 at 8:52 AM said...

A bath and then reading a few books always helps to set a calming mood.

Linda on July 2, 2009 at 9:14 AM said...

When my daughter was little we always read a bedtime story.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

kim jarrell said...

I have a 10 and 3 tear old and what we do is bath time, brush teeth, read a bedtime story, then off to bed. This routing seems to work the best for our family so far.

Jamie Lynn on July 2, 2009 at 9:41 AM said...

I have a hard time with Maddie- we brush teeth, put on PJ's and then read, and talk and struggle to get her to bed- every night! Tips and or DVD would be a great help! :)

ethnically ambiguous on July 2, 2009 at 9:48 AM said...

My husband plays outside with our son until about 7:30 then he gives him a bath. After bathtime I get his Pj's on and we read 3 or 4 books and then snuggle down for some much needed sleep :)

Anonymous said...

I handle bedtime by telling my child to either go to bed early or not watch any TV the next day.

brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

Dolphin Girl on July 2, 2009 at 11:16 AM said...

WE have a whole night time routine, complete with bathtime, stories, prayers and bed. . .

K. C.
kccuties At gmail DOT com

Parties by Hardie on July 2, 2009 at 11:21 AM said...

Bedtime for us is always a fun affair. My 4 year old usually lays in his bed and looks at books for about 30 minutes and then he fall asleep (he's our 'good' sleeper). My two and a half year old (evil chuckle), now he's a whole 'nother story. He just recently started sleeping in a big boy bed since he broke his crib. Yes, he broke it, the springs under the mattress snapped. How?! He jumps. He jumps for hours. Sometimes he'll stay up past 11 jumping away and squeeling with delight. We tried everything to get him to just go to sleep but nothing worked. Now that his crib is broken and we had no choice but to put him in a bed he doesn't jump anymore or get out of bed. Now he just kicks the wall.

Jay said...

We have a simple routine, pjs, prayers, kisses and put them to bed. Thanks!
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

oceanrena on July 2, 2009 at 1:52 PM said...

i'm planning on having a bedtime routine put in place early. bath, story time, lights out.

Sue E said...

Nothing special, just bath, brush his teeth, and off to bed. He was climbing out of his crib so we just converted it to a toddler bed last week. Thanks for the chance-we love Elmo!
sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

kdkdkd on July 2, 2009 at 3:13 PM said...

We have a routine- bath, books, bed - but it is hit or miss if my older boy will actually fall asleep or keep popping up saying it is too dark, too scary, or he has to pee, or he is thirsty ... ah well, they are only young once. I am sure the teen years will be upon us all too soon and then I will never get them to wake up in the morning LOL

Jenn on July 2, 2009 at 4:32 PM said...

Yes I have a reunite that works. Bath, snuggling up for story time, brushing teeth and then bed. That is how it went "most" of the time with my girls and now that is how it goes with my granddaughter, who would LOVE this dvd.

feelinggeekyjenn@gmail.com

Daniel M said...

we read about a chapter a night of a book they pick out - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

KristiLynn on July 2, 2009 at 7:46 PM said...

I just put both my sons to bed and let them watch tv for a little bit!
kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

mogrill on July 2, 2009 at 7:55 PM said...

We get a bath, PJ's. Read a book, say our prayers and off to bed!! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Jen on July 2, 2009 at 9:07 PM said...

We brush teeth, read at least 2 books (sometimes 3), hugs and kisses, then lay down and say "thank you's" for the day. This usually works ok for him falling asleep, but in the middle of the night he always ends up in our bed anyway!!

Jen on July 2, 2009 at 9:08 PM said...

We brush teeth, read 2 or 3 books, then hugs and kisses, lay down and say our "thank you's" for the day. Just anything or anyone we are grateful for.
This usually works for getting our 3 year old to bed, but he ends up in ours in the middle of the night anyway!!

ReggieMann on July 3, 2009 at 6:26 AM said...

I wish my 2 year old niece had a bedtime routine. Whenever she falls asleep, it's bedtime. And she rarely sleeps thru the night. I hope this changes soon :(

ky2here on July 3, 2009 at 11:24 AM said...

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judybrittle on July 3, 2009 at 5:25 PM said...

The bedtime routine usually goes smooth. My grandkids have their bath,put on pj's,brush their teeth,watch a little tv and then they kiss me goodnight. The trouble after that is them staying in bed without asking for water and such. Thank you!

kngmckellar on July 3, 2009 at 9:27 PM said...

We usually say prayers and talk a little while about what we did that day and then say goodnight and I love you. After talking for awhile they get tired and go to bed.

Heather on July 3, 2009 at 11:35 PM said...

We have four (10,7,4 and 20 monthes). We have a family bed until the kids are old enough to go to bed (and stay in bed) on their own. So at 7:45 everyone gets ready for bed. The big kids go to their room and the little kids cuddle up in the big bed and go to sleep.

Colleen on July 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM said...

I wouldn't say it works but it goes bath, book, bottle, snuggle, bed.

colleenyamamoto(at)yahoo.com

jnmacdonald on July 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM said...

We haven't quite established a set bedtime; though we should be soon. We currently wait until she starts rubbing her eyes and put her to bed.

Marianna on July 4, 2009 at 4:46 PM said...

I tried a routine but it doesn't work at my house. My hubby and I work odd hours at our jobs (he's an EMT, I'm a nurse) so several nights a week the kids have to spend the night with Grandma or Granny. This throws our schedule out of whack and things wind up as a meltdown every bedtime! oh my!

Sheila R said...

Bedtime here is usually pretty easy. My son puts on his jammies and gets a diaper change and I read him a story and I put him in his bed and give him a cup of milk and turn on his music. It will change come Monday Night when I move him to a toddler bed. Hopefully he will make a smooth transition but I doubt it!
ilovebabynoah707@yahoo.com

heaventrees on July 5, 2009 at 12:37 AM said...

We have an Elmo toy that sings a Good Night song. That is a "must do" ritual at bedtime.

Tammi on July 5, 2009 at 2:27 AM said...

Bedtime here involves a book, prayers, lots of hugs and kisses - and sometimes a little pleading to "go back to your room!"...LOL
This would be great for my dayughter!

Domanda3 on July 5, 2009 at 6:28 PM said...

I tell my daughter one story then sing to her until she falls asleep!

sherri419 on July 5, 2009 at 7:50 PM said...

I have always found that dim lighting and soothing music always helps. Of course, running all the energy out of them helps as well. As they get older, a DVD popped in the player seems to do the trick! Thanks!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Staci on July 5, 2009 at 8:14 PM said...

Our bedtimes seem to last forever-teeth & potty trips. Then we read for 20 minutes, then the little one has 10 minutes to talk about anything he wants (his day, make up a story, etc). Finally we do hugs and kisses and say goodnight.

(Then the trips to get water, go to the bathroom again, shut closet doors, etc all start.)
mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

susan1215 on July 5, 2009 at 8:24 PM said...

bath, brush teeth read a book and then to bed

ladyt64 on July 6, 2009 at 12:52 AM said...

My son loves me to read to him. He is so active during the day that by the time bedtime comes we usually don't make it through a whole book and he's sound asleep.

NesieBird on July 6, 2009 at 12:58 AM said...

We grab our favorite blanket, read a book and cuddle, and then it's nighty night!

kneecree at gmail dot com

Adanma on July 6, 2009 at 4:32 AM said...

I need a bedtime routine that works. These comments are a nice resource. My toddler fights sleep like a pro.

The Fenwick Family on July 6, 2009 at 8:53 AM said...

I thought I would jump in on the fun. This is how bedtime goes for our boys!!
Hygiene check for them. My oldest picks out the movie,while my youngest is getting his blue blankey and milk. Then it is prayer time and then to all a "Love you and Goodnight". That is pretty much it!!:) Now when our newest addition Maiya enters our family,this bedtime story will probally change.......LOL

mail4rosey on July 6, 2009 at 10:09 AM said...

We grab a book or two, I put little man into his toddler bed, read him the stories, give him a kiss and tell him I'm turning out the light, which I then do. I tickle his back or tummy for about one minute, which is all of the time it takes for him to fall asleep, and he's out for the night.

msurosey@yahoo.com

Ardy22 on July 6, 2009 at 11:22 AM said...

Well, we try to wind the kids down about an hour before bedtime. Sometimes read a little to them. Usually works but not always

kathy pease on July 6, 2009 at 1:32 PM said...

usually we read before bed :)

zanesmommy2008 on July 6, 2009 at 1:59 PM said...

as of right now the only thing that gets my toddler to sleep is brushing his teeth then a ride on the 4wheeler

penguin28 on July 6, 2009 at 3:34 PM said...

We have stuck to a very strict routine ever since my 4 year old started sleeping in his big boy bed at 2 1/2. It may not be the same time each night, especially in the summer, but he knows exactly what to expect. Drink of water, pee, bath, teeth, pj's, 4 books, music on low, and lights out-no exeptions! We have had very good luck with this.

penguinchick@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

OUR ROUTINE IS BATGH TIME THEN I GET MY DAUGHTERS PAJAMAS ON, BRUSH UP, HAVE BOOK TIME, AND THEN OFF TO SLEEP

CINDYS4682@HOTMAIL.COM

Gabriel J. on July 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM said...

This would be great for my son. I like to read him a story every other night.

Anonymous said...

Always a story!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

With a 13 yr old, a 7 yr old and a 2 yr old, the way bedtime is accepted is always a surprise. We do have the routine of tucking everyone in and saying good night, from oldest to youngest, so that the 2 yr old is able to see that everyone is doing it and everyone has their own beds...it seems to make her feel more secure...

Cheer Mom on July 6, 2009 at 8:26 PM said...

Bedtime routine for my kids is pretty routine. Around 8:30 they know it's bedtime. They brush their teeth and get into bed.
I say prayers with each of my boys and tuck them in.

fcscheermom(at)aol(dot)com

MAC Mom on July 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM said...

Our bedtime routine is taking the kids a bath. They brush their teeth. I read a story with my daughter and put her to bed first. Then I put the baby in his brib for bedtime. He takes a while to fall asleep so I listen for his crying and check up on him till he finally falls asleep.

jesskaufman@hotmail.com

Helen on July 6, 2009 at 8:47 PM said...

We bathe the kids, they brush their teeth, then bedtime story and kisses and tuck them in.

Our 5 Bunch on July 6, 2009 at 9:18 PM said...

We have a bedtime routine. My kids take a shower, get into their Pajamas, brush their teeth, watch a movie or cartoons, and we say our prayers together before they get into their bed. They like to sleep so I don't have a problem.

dvice on July 6, 2009 at 9:44 PM said...

We have a good routine of potty, bath, brush teeth, stories

lilyk on July 6, 2009 at 9:46 PM said...

I'm leaning toward sit outside the door and pull my hair out.

ZESTYWONDERLAND on July 6, 2009 at 10:40 PM said...

Long bubble baths, gbrush teeth & read a story.

Then I put on a Celtic music CD & shut the door!
Of course I listen to them with the Baby monitor.

 

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