Make Memories & Sing Your Way to Sleepytime #SleepytimeSongs

While our parenting style leans more toward go-with-the-flow than a strict schedule, we do have our routines. The most important of those routines is our bedtime routine, which has been such a huge part of our lives since Shane was a baby.

When he was just a couple of months old, I started reading a book to him every single night. Over the last three years, that’s grown to about 2 or 3 books, but we almost never, ever skip those books. Another thing that we do is talk about our day, and I follow up by asking him what he’s going to dream about. {Something I picked up when I heard my sister ask her daughter years & years ago.} We share a “kiss, hug, squeeze”, a tradition carried over from my own childhood, and then the light goes out.

But when Shane was a baby, one of my favorite parts was when I would sing him lullabies to help him fall asleep. My go-to was “Hush Little Baby”, and now that he’s older, the song brings tears to my eyes when I hear it. Thinking of how little he was, how far he’s come and how far he’s going to go makes me nostalgic, but also so very, very proud of him.

Now, he’d rather be having sword fights than listening to me sing him lullabies, but sometimes I’m able to get him to join in with me. Granted, he replaces the words of the songs to silly things {he sang “Are you sleeping, brother elephant?” about four times while trying to make the video below} and can barely get the words out because he’s trying so hard not to laugh, but I think that’s even better. Lullabies aren’t strictly for babies- they can be adapted to your “big kid” & can still bring you closer together.

Whether you’re rocking your newborn or singing along with your preschooler, Celestial Seasonings wants you to take a moment to sing a lullaby with your child! &There’s even more reason than just making sweet memories- with their “Sing Your Way to Sleepytime” contest, you could win some great prizes!

Enter your lullaby video in the Celestial Seasonings® ‘Sing your way to Sleepytime Contest’ for the opportunity to win a $5,000 Pottery Barn® gift card and transform your bedroom into a cozy, sleep-friendly space!

Just record & upload a video of you singing a lullaby to your child{ren}, just like our video above. Good luck!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Celestial Seasonings®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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