Use A Timer To Keep Your Kids In Bed Longer

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Once your little ones transition from a crib to a big boy/girl bed, they suddenly have a new sense of freedom. Along with that usually comes the ability to wake you up at all hours of the night and wee hours of the morning. Give them a hand with a simple timer from the hardware store.

Over at Li’l Magoolie they’ve shared a brilliant idea for helping your children learn when they should be in bed versus dragging you out of yours. All it takes is a simple electrical timer and a plus in light. When the light is off they can play in their room quietly, when it’s on they’re free to come find Mom and Dad!

Check out all the details on how to put it to use in your own home over at Li’l Magoolie.

What tricks do you use to keep your children in bed a little longer? Share your ideas, secrets and tricks of the parenting trade in the comments below!