Thank you to the wonderful Anna, otherwise known as meanniebee for nominating me in the Bedtime Tag.
This tag is all about bedtime. I’m fortune to own a child who loves his sleep *touch wood*. It’s something that I may have come accustomed to but it’s not something which I will never take for granted!
1. Describe your usual bedtime routine.
After dinner we have a quiet wind down and usually start our bedtime routine around 6pm. Most nights begin with Rory’s bath. He loves the water so we’ll usually spend at least 20 minutes having a wash and splashing around. Once he’s clean, we dry his hair and pop him in a fresh sleep suit. Now that he’s able to hold his own bottle I pop him in his cot so he can drink his milk. This allows me a little time to tidy the bathroom and hang the towels to dry. After drinking his milk I sing twinkle twinkle to him. It’s our sleep cue so he knows it’s time to go to sleep. It’s effective most nights as he’s quite happy to settle himself to sleep without much complaint.
2. What are your favourite pyjamas?
I wouldn’t really say I have a favourite pair. The majority of my pyjamas are Ryan’s old T-shirts and the ones which are actually PJ’s don’t come in matching pairs!
3. What is your current bedtime reading?
I’m currently reading mad girl by Bryony Gordon. By reading I mean the book has been sitting on my bedside table for two weeks unopened!
4. What would I find on your bedside table?
Aside from the book which I’m (not) reading; my bedside lamp, my phone, a pair of earrings and a snotty tissue which I meant to discard this morning – Rory currently has cold.
5. What scent makes you sleepy?
I can’t say that scents really make me sleepy. The obvious is lavender but that just reminds me of old ladies!
6. What is your usual bedtime and wakeup time?
As I write this post the time is currently 12:30am. So my bedtime is pretty late and I wake up whenever Rory does. Thankfully this isn’t usually until 8:30am. I have been known to set my alarm for 6am to join my favourite linky much to Ryan’s disapproval. Of course all this will change once I go back to work in just under a month’s time!!!
7. What are your top three bedtime products?
Ask me this question 3 years ago and I could have given you a list as long as my arm. Now I just brush my teeth, remove what’s left of my makeup – if I had time to apply any – with a baby wipe and jump in bed. Who has time to cleanse, tone and moisturise!
8. What is your most common sleeping
I’ve always slept on my stomach which was the cause of many sleepless nights while I was pregnant with Rory. A couple of week’s back I saw a video on Facebook of an inflatable maternity pillow which has been designed with a hole for you bump! Personally I think it’s a genius idea as do a lot of other people clearly. There currently out of stock worldwide but you can join the waiting list!
9. Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
If I plan to head to bed a little earlier I’ll sometimes take a cup of tea.
10. What is your worst bedtime habit?
Planning to have an early night, getting in bed at 10pm then trawling the internet until 2am!!!
Who do I nominate to take part in the bedtime tag?
Claire at Now My Name is Mummy
Laura at Lipstick and Vomit
Jo at Pickle and Poppet
Amy at Mama Mighalls
Harriet at With Lipstick and Love
If you have time please leave us a comment below. We’d love to know what you thought!