Now that my son, Colton, goes to school all day, we don’t have leisurely mornings like we did when he went to afternoon preschool. Our mornings seem rushed and unorganized. I can imagine this feeling will quadruple when our four children are able to come home, so I have to figure out what works the best for our morning routine quickly!
Here’s are some great tips to help with your morning routine:
1. Packing lunches at night. My son wants to bring his lunch several times a week. It feels so much better to not worry about rushing to fill a lunchbox right before school. When I pack his lunch at night, not only am I saving time in the morning, but I’m also able to take the time to put in healthy foods that I know my son will eat.
6. Early to Bed. I can’t stress enough how important a strict bedtime is important for kids, but it is easier said than done. Whenever Colton goes to bed late, I can tell the difference the next morning. One of the reasons he stays up past his bedtime is he takes his sweet time getting ready for bed, probably intentionally. By implementing the rule of moving bedtime 15 minutes earlier for every 5 minutes he’s late, it will help him to be in bed on time and less cranky in the morning.
7. Get up! This isn’t an issue for morning people, but I am not a morning person and never will be. By getting up at least 30 minutes before the kids, it’s easier to be ready to tackle the day.
10. Simplify the bath routine. If your shower is anything like mine, than you have a variety of different soaps, shampoos and body washes. Colton can now take showers by himself, but he usually has to ask me which soap. Suave Kids 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash help streamline showers for little ones.
My sleepy head needs extra time in his morning routine to get out of bed!
How do you make your morning routine run smooth?
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