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How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

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How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

Our nighttime routine is pretty simple and streamlined. I understand the evening is not always when my kids and I have a ton of energy, so I try to make going to bed a positive and fun experience. Here’s the rundown of what I do to get my kids to sleep quickly and happily.

They get changed.

I tell Denali to go potty and get his pajamas and Huggies OverNites Diapers on. If you can get your older kids to learn how to get themselves ready for bed that is always the best thing to do.


So while Denali is changing, I’m getting Aurora into her pajamas and her Huggies OverNites Diapers using Huggies Natural Care Wipes. I have been using Huggies OverNites Diapers and Huggies Natural Care Wipes for over 3 years now. They are the best! Huggies OverNites Diapers have the best night leak protection I’ve found.

We brush teeth

Brushing teeth is easier with some kids than with others. Aurora loves to brush her teeth. Denali fights it sometimes, other times he is great. I find if I brush Aurora’s first, then Denali is more willing to be good like her and brush his.

We read a book together.

Some of my favorite night time books: Pajama Time!, The Going to Bed Book, Love You Forever, Llama Llama Red Pajama

How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

We say prayers together.

Although these are very short, they are super sweet.

We give each other kisses.

Getting kisses from my kids is my favorite part of the routine.

Then they get into bed.

Denali gets into his bed on his own and I lay Aurora in her crib.

And that’s it!

Our nighttime routine takes less than 15 minutes. I am then able to get work done, watch a show, or go to sleep myself.

I highly recommend simplifying and structuring your nighttime routine as well!

Mornings are always easier when I remember to put both of my kids in Huggies OverNites Diapers because the sheets and blankets are dry. The diapers have a SnugFit waistband that makes this a possibility.

I’d highly recommend giving them a try if you haven’t yet. I’ve tried many different brands and Huggies is the only brand I consistently use! And you can save money by using the Huggies coupons found here.

How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

What do you do for your nighttime routine?


Photos taken by my friend Clare.


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Mary Martin

Friday 20th of May 2016

I love your fun and simple routine! I also used to brush teeth, read a favorite book or two, say prayers and give hugs and kisses goodnight! Simple and fun and CONSISTENT routines equal happy families!!! ????Good job!!

Anita Fowler

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

Thank you Mary. It really is so nice and the kids then know that they are going off to bed.

Carrie @huppiemama

Monday 16th of May 2016

Thanks for sharing your nighttime routine! #client

Anita Fowler

Sunday 22nd of May 2016

You're welcome!