Tuck Me Into Bed Music

tuck me into bed

“Tuck me into bed,” most kids beg! But bedtime is probably one of the biggest struggles for parents. They wonder, “How do I get my child to sleep?”

As a parent of five children and grandparent to four wonderful kids, I know the struggle is real. So this blog post will provide you with some helpful ideas and music that you can use to make bedtimes easier.

Calming Bedtime Routines

Kids respond well to predictable routines. Most families function better when there is a consistent schedule and routines, as kids will understand what to expect and can meet parental expectations more successfully. Younger children just fall into the routine naturally when it is introduced from an early age. Every family’s bedtime routines will differ. This article has some great ideas for creating bedtime routines. Ideas I suggest as calming bedtime activities include:

  • Bath time
  • Story time
  • Brushing teeth
  • Getting a drink of water
  • Turning on a night light
  • Turning on a playlist of soft music
  • Laying out clothes for the next day

Personal One-on-One Interaction

Busy lives keep many families from connecting on a close and personal level. Bedtime offers parents and kids the opportunity to show one-on-one love, care, and kindness to each other. This is especially important at bedtime, as the bedtime hour often affects a child’s sleep and whether or not a child is able to settle down and rest.

Tuck Me In Bedtime Songs

Music has benefits on kids’ health and that is great because kids love music! AND, they love it when parents sing to them! I created this post about lullabies that calm your baby. For toddlers and older kids, the perfect bedtime songs are the ones your child knows. Can you sing their favorite song to them?

Early childhood songs many kids learn while they are young is “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Other songs kid love include, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “You are My Sunshine”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, or “Old MacDonald.”

You may even find some great songs in these free printable resources:

15 counting songs
Counting Songs
music and movement
Songs with Actions

Providing Soothing and Calming Music

One app I love as a parent is Youtube. The Music Time Kid Youtube Channel provides several long play music videos for a variety of falling to sleep or relaxing options. The following videos are suggestions for you to add to your playlist on your Youtube app. They are sure to help at bedtime when you tuck kids into bed.

Tuck Me Into Bed

Calm Kid Music

High Tide Calm Music

Ocean sleep music to help you fall asleep faster.

Magical Moments Bedtime Music

Calming and Sleeping Guitar Music

Peaceful Music for Sleep

Beautiful View of the Night Sky

I hope you find some wonderful help in using these long play videos when you tuck your child into bed!

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