Bedtime Routine Checklist for Single Parents


As a single parent, bedtime can be a stressful time. To make it easier, try following this bedtime routine checklist. Start by putting your children to bed with a bedtime story, hug, and kiss, then turn off the lights. Make sure they are comfortable before you move on. Prepare for tomorrow by laying out clothes, packing lunches, and preparing breakfast. Clean up by putting away toys, wiping down surfaces, and vacuuming. Take some time to relax with a hot bath or shower, calming music, and some light stretching. Get ready for bed by brushing your teeth, putting on pajamas, and setting your alarm. Finally, wind down by writing in a journal, meditating, or spending time with a pet. This routine will help make bedtime smoother and less stressful.