During a recent recital at my son's school, a few friends and I were reminiscing about the days when our rambunctious kids were just babies. Though there were a number of good memories, none of us missed the sleeplessness that came along with early parenthood. Even with children who are school-aged, however, the consensus is that bedtime can still be a battle. It seems babies and big kids have the tendency to resist a regular sleep routine. If slumber is still a struggle in your house, it helps to know the myths about getting kids to sleep, so that you can decipher between what's fact and fiction.
Most parenting topics can become overwhelming when you have family, friends, and complete strangers all offering their unsolicited, but well-intentioned, advice. Though there's no such thing as a BS detector (yet), it certainly would be nice if there was a way to sift through the intimidating amount of information floating around out there. That's why it can be a huge relief and time-saver to be able to know what bedtime theories are nonsense. So if you're tired, figuratively and literally, of the guessing game, check out these myths about getting kids to sleep that are BS.