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Before your child goes to sleep, what do you say to them?

  1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
    nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago

    Since my 5-year old began really talking, she and I have had a tradition of saying our good nights and sleep tights in our own special way. Once she is all tucked in and the night lights on I say "Who loves you?" and she says "mommy loves me." Then I say "Who loves mommy?" and she says, "Katie loves mommy." When we do this I know she feels a sense of security.  Do you guys have special ways of tucking those little ones in?

    1. content profile image76
      contentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      nite nite
      sleep tight
      don't let the bedbugs bite.

    2. Misfitmom423 profile image60
      Misfitmom423posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      After I tuck him in, I ask him for a kiss, then say "night night" and walk out.

    3. Tanna profile image60
      Tannaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure to tell my kids that I love them every night before I shut off the light ..

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I Love You.

    5. kerritl123 profile image60
      kerritl123posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I say love you, goodnight.  I can't sleep if I didn't tell my boys that I love them.

    6. 2ToddlersMom profile image60
      2ToddlersMomposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nighty Night... I love u... sleep tight and don't let them bed bugs bite... and I blow kisses b/c I am too short to lean over and kiss them in the crib (I have two in cribs still)

  2. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Mine is nine months old and usually falls asleep in my arms or on the couch. When I move her to her cot usually the last thing I say as I try to put her down without waking her is "Don't wake up please!" smile

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I remember those days! Now I can't get mine to go to sleep! Thanks!

    2. Misfitmom423 profile image60
      Misfitmom423posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I remember when my 2 year old was 9 months. Treasure those days because they don't last very long.

  3. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Hey Kids.... If the house is on fire.... make sure you wake me up and put the beers in the deep freeze...

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!

    2. MPG Narratives profile image59
      MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey PD, that's exactly what I say....oh and I love you, good night.

    3. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      @ Pearldiver--LMAO  smile

  4. Onusonus profile image87
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    I lovingly tuck my kids in and tell them not to get up or the people under the bed will take them away.

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL

  5. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    When they were little I'd say, "Night night, Sweetheart" or "Night, night, my love".  When they were a little older I'd say, "Night, Love".  That signaled the end of whatever talking we were doing.  If they had a cold or stomach bug or some other reason they may be waking up I might add something, "If you have to get up don't be up alone.  Call me."  That was pretty much it.

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well I think that's beautiful! Thanks!

  6. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    Before they go to sleep?  After we read, pray with them and tuck them in, it tends to sound something like this:

    From the oldest:  "Hey, it is bed time.  Shush!  No more noise. #2, that goes for you too!  Quit tattling, I'm not listening."

    To the middle boys:  "I did too hug you, but I will hug you again, now shush!  Go to sleep."

    To the littlest:  "I love you too, now be quiet.  No, you can't sit on my lap, go back to bed.  No, you don't need another drink, go back to bed.  It is time to sleep.  Okay, one hug for your bear.  NOW, Go To Sleep!  Love you too."

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your littlest sounds just like mine! She hates to go to sleep! Thanks

  7. Diane Inside profile image86
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    ha ha, kids, I don't have any, but I remember giving my mom and dad a hard time. I hated going to bed, partly I was scared but I also thought I might miss something. At my house something was always going on so if I went to bed that meant I'd miss something and I layed in bed for hours before falling asleep just listening to anything I could hear. Not much got by me.  Although somehow I still got a little sister and brother so I guess something got by me. ha ha.

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL! Thanks

  8. sunbeams profile image59
    sunbeamsposted 6 years ago

    I have to read a story to my 11-year old or at least narrate a story , else he will NEVER fall asleep.If the story is effective enough , he will fall asleep midway.If it is not , I fall asleep midway.

    If I sleep before him , I can feel him fidgeting , eyes wide open.

    In such cases my last line is - "Chotu , close your eyes.Turn over.Now sleep"

    This always works.

    Kids !!

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My 2 13-year olds never sleep!  I understand! Thanks!

  9. H.C Porter profile image84
    H.C Porterposted 6 years ago

    As I tuck my two 2 year olds into bed-I ask them if they had fun today. I tell them that I love them and that it is time to close their eyes and dream, and when they wake up in the morning- there will be another day of having lots of fun. Then I kiss on them and say I love you about 3 more times before I turn out the lights... I really do love them both---a whole lot   big_smile

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is great! Thanks

  10. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    yikes  Thanks for that Marie smile

    Yep I add that too ... just after I tell them not to roast marshmellows before they wake me. smile

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol! thanks

  11. hexingvixen profile image61
    hexingvixenposted 6 years ago

    i used to say "goodnight, god bless, sleep tight, see you in the morning!!

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You!

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago

    every night, the last thing we say is... "good night, buenos noches, hasta maƱana, Ill see you in the morning, I love you."

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's cool! Thank you!

  13. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    i used to say do not wake me up early pleeeeease.

    My daughter asks her children for one good thing of the day and one bed.  If she forgets they remind her.  Some nights they say no bad things, and lots of good i.e.  it's nice to hear them comments when i am round out there house.

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I love you my baby, I whisper it in her ears then matching hugs tight and kiss, then sleep tightly

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You!

  15. Sunshiney31 profile image77
    Sunshiney31posted 6 years ago

    Well I say I love you,very simple and to the point.Each of my kids are very different and I use a different body launguage with each one.Lots of hugs and kisses.6 to be exact.It's so fun to watch how your relationships change as each gets older.My two that are under 6 still get tucked in,my others say "Mom we are to old for that".Every once in awhile I still sneak a tuck in.

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's sweet! Thank you!

  16. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    After all of the usual good night hugs and kisses and tucking in, I used to say to my kids the same thing my Mom said to me and her Mom to her and so forth.... "Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite." smile

    1. swapna123 profile image78
      swapna123posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I start with bed time stories, then tell them it's sleep time and give a good night kiss. After that, it's quiet time ,and i insist she close her eyes.  I sit with her till she sleeps and then, 5 mins after she is asleep, i tell her that i love her and that she is a happy, sweet child. And that she will get up in the morning happily and give mama a big hug. This is because before somebody goes into deep sleep, subconsciously they are still aware of what all they hear.

      1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
        nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is one of the sweetest things I've ever heard!  Thank you!

    2. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You!

  17. BanjDog profile image60
    BanjDogposted 6 years ago

    Kids have very astute memory. They remember the smallest things that we do for them, whether it's just kissing them before they go to sleep or telling them "I love you." Aside from these things, I always make sure to tell my daughter to pray first before going to sleep for higher guidance. This too can mold a child's values.

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are 100% right! Thanks!

  18. TamCor profile image78
    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    When my kids were little, we'd gather around one of their beds, and read a story--they loved Berenstein Bears the best.

    Then I'd get them into bed, give hugs and kisses, then take their hand and kiss the inside of it, then closing their fingers around the kiss, and tell them to "Keep it ALL night!".

    They loved that, and it always brought smiles to their faces.

    Mine are all in their 20's now--gosh, I miss those days!!!  smile

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure that you do! But that was really nice! Thank you!

  19. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    "I love you with completely with my heart" (they - "I love you completely with my heart")
    "Have a good sleep" (they - "I will.  You have a good sleep too with sweet dreams")
    "I will see you in the morning" (theyy - "Wake me with a kiss before you go to work.  I'd like to say good bye before you go")
    a couple of kisses and a real hug (they - always returned)
    a tuck in (they - big smiles)
    a smile (they - big grins)
    and one last kiss (they - bigger smiles)

    then, they fall asleep immediately.

    smile

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is so sweet! Thank You!

  20. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    sad you are all making me sad - I miss my babies now!  Oh how I loved to cuddle with both of them before bed.

    I say "I love you, sleep well & don't stay up too late"

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! I'm so sorry! They will always be your babies! Thank You Though!

  21. Rafini profile image84
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    When mine were young I used to say:

    Nite, nite
    Love ya
    See ya in the morning


    Now, when I go to bed, I say:

    Good night.  Don't stay up too late!  (never works though hmm)

    1. nataliemarie71 profile image61
      nataliemarie71posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah that doesn't work well with my 2 13- year olds, sometimes it doesn't work with my 5-year old! Thanks!

  22. yiso123 profile image60
    yiso123posted 6 years ago

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    yiso123posted 6 years ago

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  24. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    I love you.

  25. wytegarillaz profile image72
    wytegarillazposted 6 years ago

    used to say after reading them a story -- I love you goodnight !

  26. the clean life profile image75
    the clean lifeposted 6 years ago

    Make sure I tell them Just how much I love them first. I am always there for you for anything you may need or just want to talk about whatever. Resure them that they are loved and tell them just how proud you are of them.

  27. JillKostow profile image88
    JillKostowposted 6 years ago

    I start in the attic with my 9 year old daughter, I give her a hug and kiss, tell her I love her, then we put our fingers up in a "L" shape and we say "L", because "L" stands for love. Next comes my 5 year old son who I kiss and hug, tell him I love him, then my 9 year old stepson who I say goodnight and he says goodnight.  Last is my 2 year old who I tuck into bed after he makes his grover jump into bed, then I hug and kiss him, then I have to kiss him on both cheeks, and when I get to the door we have to blow each other kisses, and he also says "L" to me.

  28. Christene profile image81
    Christeneposted 6 years ago

    I love you, goodnight, don't let the be-bops bite.

    When she was tiny she tried to say 'bed bugs' and it came out be-bops. It stuck. smile

  29. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    I usually sing softly.....then holding close, whisper I love you...
    there is something about sleepy children that pulls at one's heart...
    it's definitely one of the best moments of my day smile

  30. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    SHUT UP AND GO TO F!@#@%@@^@ SLEEP BEFORE I GET THE BELT!!

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    sandra rinckposted 6 years ago

    "I love you kid.  Thanks for being my kid."  Then I kiss her good night. big_smile  Every night.

  32. maudine_05 profile image59
    maudine_05posted 6 years ago

    " I love you, don't forget to pray.."

    1. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Kiss and tell them " the angels watch over you ,so good night,  sleep tight!!"

  33. spiderpam profile image58
    spiderpamposted 6 years ago

    Say your prayers, love you, goodnight

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    atendofropeposted 6 years ago

    I would tell my daughter every night when she was young and to this day still tell her momma loves you even when you were naughty...so she know I forgave her and my heart stil belong to her

  35. lizmoss71 profile image59
    lizmoss71posted 6 years ago

    My husband has a special saying in German which he uses on the children (even though they don't speak German yet).

    Schlaf Gut
    Traum Suss
    Bis die Engelchen in Paradies

    (Sleep Well
    Sweet Dreams
    With the little angels in paradise)

  36. Lita C. Malicdem profile image61
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 6 years ago

    When my 2 girls were still young, I would help them get to bed, listen to their prayers, tuck them in, and before clicking out the light, I said, "Love you, good night, sleep tight!"

    Now that they are grownups, I rouse from my sleep to find them still up, so I say, "What time is it? It's quite late! Hit the bed. It's time to sleep not work. Tomorrow will do it's own task!".

  37. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Love you. Have a good night.

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    Anonymusposted 6 years ago

    my kids too sleep after hugging, kissing and saying good nite:)We have to say love u kids...only then do they go to sleep.

  39. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    I would say "I love you so much remember in this life you can be anything you want to be."

  40. zoey24 profile image83
    zoey24posted 6 years ago

    I always say night night, godbless, see you tomorow, love you, (in that order)and they say it back at the same time bless them. i'm sure as they get older the most i will get is Night Mum lol

  41. ddsurfsca profile image74
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    I said different things to each of the three boys I have, and it changed as they got older, but it started out with things like -night night, see you in the morning,--night, I love you, -- nighty night, pleasant dreams, -- nite, dream with the angels, --and as they got to be adolescents, it was more like-- night guys, dream of good things, --pleasant dreams--know that I always love you,-- first guy up makes breakfast--

    and it was never the prayer about dying before you wake....!!!

  42. DebtFreedom profile image79
    DebtFreedomposted 6 years ago

    my 2y old girl hates sleeping. she even tells me "I don't like sleep." But, she'll follow me to bed anyways. Then, she says, "stories about _____." So I have to tell her stories about whatever she says. I usually have to say two stories that I make up about "apple juice on airplanes" for example. Then, I say, "last one, mommy's sleepy now." She'll say ok. Then, after the story, I kiss her on the forehead, and tell her "I love you." she offers me a hug, which I take of course, and then she lies down. On a good day, she goes to sleep. On a bad day it will take another hour and half before she falls asleep and I have to keep urging her to sleep. I still sleep in bed with her, and my 3 month old.

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    mheljimpengsonposted 6 years ago

    Also,Play a lullaby music for a change!

  44. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 6 years ago

    before my children go to sleep the last thing I say to them every night is I Love You and Sleep Well smile Not always in that order - some times I say sleep well and I love you smile Mine are not small children anymore they are 15 and 17 but ... they will always be my little children to me smile

  45. xixi12 profile image81
    xixi12posted 6 years ago

    I say i mummy loves you and give a kiss on the head. Its now routine that even if i forget, they come to me and remind me. Didn't know it meant that much to them

    1. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's the small things that mean the most smile

  46. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    The very last thing as I'm walking out of their room having tucked them in, kissed them good night and listened to all they have to say is

    "Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I love you"

  47. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    my mother says " you should sleep tonight"

  48. Pro Design Source profile image60
    Pro Design Sourceposted 6 years ago

    Ours goes like this
    "Good night" then she says "Good night"
    I say "Sleep good", she says "Okay"
    I say "I love you", she says "Love you too"

    Then I walk out & she usually says again "I Love you", and I say "I love you".

    In not only makes her feel comfortable, but me too!

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    when my son was really little i would say 'nite-nite, don't let the bedbugs bite' or 'sweet dreams'.

    when he got older sometimes i would say in Morticia Addam's voice 'scream if you need anything' and he would laugh big_smile

    or simply 'good night' or 'sleep well'.

  50. Loveslove profile image60
    Lovesloveposted 6 years ago

    My 3 are all grown up and married with children of their own..I say the same to my grandchildren when they visit as I did to my children...
    After their goodnight story,I kiss them and say,Love you sweetie,sleep well see you in the morning ..later when I go to bed I pop back for a kiss on the cheek just to make sure they are ok.

 
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