Bedtime is simultaneously the best and worst part of the day. On the one hand, it means that you'll inevitably get some peace and quiet. On the other hand, for some families, the actual "getting your kids to bed" part of bedtime is easier said than done. Although it's crucial for kids to have a predictable and calming bedtime routine, it can be almost impossible to handle on your own, especially if you have multiple kids or a child who particularly hates sleeping. If that's the case, you're probably wondering how to get your partner more involved in baby's sleep routine, because, honestly, bedtime shouldn't be left up to just one parent.
Enlisting the help of your partner will not only alleviate your own stress but will create stronger bonds between your kids and partner, both huge benefits. According to Sleep Junkies, dads are the key to a better night's sleep for everyone in your family and before you shake your head in dismay, read on. Each of these tips will take stress off of you and help your partner feel more involved.
Most importantly, communication between the two of you is key. If you're feeling the weight of bearing the majority of the bedtime load, speak up. Chances are your partner had no idea because of how seamlessly you pull the whole thing off night after night.