Everyone has different bedtime routines, and that’s OK. What works for one family may not work for another, and that’s why it takes a village. If we all compile our tips, tricks, advice, habits, and routines, then surely, we can all find something to help our kids (and us!) catch some zzzs.
Sleep effects happiness, alertness, cognitive performance, mood, resiliency, learning, and memory among other things, according to the Sleep Foundation. The organization recommends instilling a regular bedtime routine with your kids, which could include limiting screens, brushing teeth, taking a bath, reading a book, singing a lullaby, sleeping with a stuffed animal, and/or going to bed when your child is sleepy but not yet asleep.
Celebrities are also looking for that elusive 8+ hours of sleep a night, and many of them have shared their kids’ bedtime habits and routines that have worked.
Hoda Kotb, for example, goes to bed at the same time as her kids at 7:30 p.m. Many celebrities enjoy reading books before bedtime with their little ones, like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. Others have talked about the challenges of sleep training — like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, who had an easier time sleep training their second-born child than their first. Zoe Saldana, on the other hand, does not think sleep training was for her.
If you are looking for tips to get your baby or older kids to sleep — or you just want to know which celebrity parents can relate to the no-sleep struggle! — then check out this list of celebrity parents who’ve opened up about their kids’ bedtime habits and routines. You’ll definitely feel seen.