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Not only does Ultimate-Mama loves an evening routine but her children also look forward to it each night.  Having a consistent chain of events each night is comforting to kids who like to know what comes next.  Additionally, getting your kids to bed at the same time each night is good for their development and enables you to have a few hours to yourself. 

UltimateMama does not feel it is ever too early to start an evening routine.  As long as you keep all the events at approximately the same time each evening you are establishing a routine. An evening routine for babies, toddlers, children can consist of the following:

– 5 PM dinner

– 6 PM bath

– 6:30 PM lotion, pajamas, brushing teeth

– 6:45 PM bedtime stories and milk for babies (the book "Time for Bed" by Mem Fox is a wonderful evening story for kids)


– 6:55 PM last call for the potty

– 7 PM lights out!

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