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Creating the Perfect Bed Time Routine with Miffy

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My little lady loves books, every single night we always read a book together. I think that it's so important for children to get into a habit of sitting down to read a book before bed, it's a crucial part of our bed time routine. Reading time before bed can be a precious few moments of calm that the two of us can share. With busy day schedules it can often be difficult to find time for just us two, so getting cosy with a book is a great way for us to bond. Not only that, reading is also a great time to allow my daughter to unleash her creative imagination. Whether it's getting lost in the magical world of fairies and unicorns or trying to understanding characters and their behaviours. By reading with her every night is a great way for her to expand her knowledge and understanding.


So you can imagine we are a big fan of books, we even love going to the library. I do find when browsing through the children's sections of the library always evokes fond, nostalgic memories of childhood. Looking at the colorfully illustrated, eye-catching covers, the stories that filled imaginations quickly return to us like no time has passed at all. Children’s books are full of encouraging quotes and life lessons, many that we should carry with us throughout our lifetime and pass on to our children. I really love introducing my little lady to collections of books that I enjoyed as a child. We have previously brought a couple of full collections of Beatrix Potter and Julia Donaldson but there is one character that I have yet to introduce to the little lady and being a rabbit fan I can't believe I have waited until now to do so. Miffy the rabbit


Now these are a collection of Children's books that will make you feel nostalgic and I am sure you'll remember this white rabbit from your own childhood. Miffy is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. The first Miffy book was produced in 1955, and almost 30 others have followed so you won't be short of an adventure or two with Miffy. However, Miffy mania doesn't stop there. These books have even led to two separate television series as well as items such as clothes and toys featuring the character. Even a feature-length film, Miffy the Movie has been released too. So as you can imagine I was excited to introduce Miffy to my little lady. 


As I have said Bedtime routines are crucial for children. Regardless of age, regular schedules and bedtime rituals help us get the sleep we need and give us the ability to function at peak levels. When it comes to children, having a routine is especially important. Establishing and maintaining good sleep habits helps your child fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested and refreshed. We are very strict on bedtime routine in this household, but it doesn't mean we can't have a little fun. And with our friend Miffy I am sure we can make them even more special.


A few weeks ago it was my daughter's birthday and like most children they love a big fuss over their birthdays. They love cake, the enjoy presents and they are also pretty demanding too. Did you sing 'Happy Birthday' six times on demand? No, just me! But like I said they are pretty demanding anyway, but we allow them to get away with it when it's their birthday. My little lady's birthday weekend was full on and super tiring, but even so, a bath, book and bed was something that we made sure we did together. My daughter loved her birthday bubble bath and when I showed her some of the most adorable Miffy PJs she was really excited for bed time. With little Miffy sitting on the moon, the white pyjama top reads, 'Don't Stop Dreaming' and with sprinkles of glitter, my little lady loved wearing this sweet PJ set for bedtime. Finished with grey shorts that have bunny heads as an all-over print and an elasticated waistband for comfy wear. Not going to lie, if they did this set in an adult size I would have them for myself. They look so cute and comfy.




And to complete our birthday bedtime we read Miffy's Birthday. Written in large print, the rhyming sentences are still as wonderful to read as they were when they were first written. Dick Bruna's writing style is classic yet manages to slot into modern day with ease. The book includes brilliantly bright pictures so any child can pick out different objects and even begin to learn their colours as they turn the pages. We actually love Miffy and we plan on adding to our collection. Are you a fan of Miffy?


6 comments on "Creating the Perfect Bed Time Routine with Miffy"
  1. I adore miffy and always have done ever since I was little! I’m starting to read more with Tyler now and he is loving it!

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  2. We have the Miffy books and they are some of Elsa and Cleo's favourites x

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  3. Bed time routines are so important aren't they. Sets them up for a good sleep. Also we love Miffy :)

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