Bedtime Routines: Creating Consistency for ASD Kids

Hey there, Marvelous Mums! Are you ready to turn bedtime battles into bedtime bliss for your ASD kiddo? Join us on a whimsical yet wise journey into the world of bedtime routines.

The Importance of Routine for ASD Kids: Routine is like a cosy blanket for ASD kids. It’s comforting, reliable, and oh-so-necessary. Let’s explore why consistency is key to a peaceful night.

Crafting the Perfect Bedtime Routine:

  1. Set a Regular Bedtime: Like clockwork, consistency is king! Same time, every night. Yes, even on weekends!
  2. Create a Calming Pre-Sleep Ritual: Maybe it’s a warm bath or a favourite story. Find that special something that signals ‘it’s snooze time’.
  3. Design a Sensory-Friendly Bedroom: Soft lights, maybe some gentle music, and a room free of chaos and clutter.
  4. Limit Stimulating Activities: No ninja moves or superhero flights post-dinner, please! Let’s keep it low-key.
  5. Snack Smart: A light, healthy snack can prevent those midnight tummy grumbles.

The No-Screen Zone: Screens before bed? A big no-no. Those blue lights are like caffeine for the eyes!

Dealing with Bedtime Resistance: Got a little night owl? Patience and persistence are your best friends. Stay calm, stay consistent.

Adjusting Routines for Special Circumstances: Life happens! Be flexible, but try to stick to the routine as much as possible.

Conclusion: Remember, Mums, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is the perfect bedtime routine. But with a sprinkle of patience, a dash of creativity, and a whole lot of love, you’ll create a bedtime routine that’s just right for your ASD star.

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