Hi everyone, we've always had bed time chao at our house, and I really would like any input as to how you manage bedtime with so many children. The baby (age 1) sleeps in her crib in my room and she's an angel of a sleeper. The problem is with the other three (boys) who are 6, 4, and 2. Our bedroom is downstairs and theirs is upstairs. They sleep on a king mattress and have a lamp in their room along with their clothes and that's it. Toys are in the toy room. Basically no one really has their own toys. So they get really upset if I try to separate them into different rooms and they run back and forth. They cry because they want to sleep together. But when they are together they are jumping on the bed, play fighting, wrestling, and all sorts of things. They are noisy and won't go to bed. We go up and make them quiet and while going back down the stairs they're at it again.
So, can you all please tell me how you manage to make your kids be quiet and sleep? What REALLY works and now just fanatasy solutions lol like I've been reading and seeing accompanied by pictures of the kids smiling off to sleep lol.