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Tips For Getting Your Child to Sleep On Christmas Eve

There’s no doubt about it, Christmas Eve is one of the most exciting times of the year for your little ones. Yet, it also brings a bit of dread when it comes to bedtime. There’s a little part in all of us that gets excited on Christmas Eve, but it’s important to remember that Santa Claus only visits children who are fast asleep. Getting your child to sleep on Christmas Eve is important, as you don’t want to be exhausted on Christmas Day. How do you overcome the anticipation and settle your children into a blissful sleep on the most exciting evening of the year?

Get active

It may be tempting to curl up in front of the TV, especially when the grass glistens with frost, but going outside and getting active will help tire your kids out in time for bed. A simple bike ride, a trip to the playground, or even just a walk in the park will help to expel their energy and excitement.

Stick to the routine

As tempting as it may be to let them stay up a little later, sticking to the normal bedtime routine will help. Following the normal schedule will ensure they know when bedtime is coming and will keep any arguments at bay.

Track Santa Claus

Technology is a wonderful thing. These days, your children don’t have to look out at the night sky and wonder where St. Nick is; they can now track him. There are a few tracking sites available – Google Maps offers one here. It also allows you to see the Santa village in the month of December. The North American Aerospace Defence Command has it’s own Santa tracking page, which launches on 1st December here. You can use these websites to help track Santa Claus with your children. This is a great incentive for bedtime, because, of course, Santa can’t visit until you are fast asleep!

Read them a bedtime story

Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’ makes for perfect bedtime reading. Inspire their imagination with this festive tale. This could also become a Christmas Eve bedtime tradition. When your children know their bedtime routine, they are less likely to try to push the boundaries. This is the perfect story to help your children fall asleep on Christmas Eve.

SlumberSlumber Cursa Front Sleeping Pillow 400gsm Super Slim

SlumberSlumber Cursa Front Sleeping Pillow Super Slim

SlumberSlumber Cursa Front Sleeping Pillow 400gsm Super Slim

This super slim pillow is perfect for those who fold their pillow in half, double up, or scrunch it around their head. Front sleepers love this pillow and its perfect for under knees, waist and belly’s for extra support

A striped cotton percale and spiral hollowfibre pillow with extra loft and soft silk-like feel. The super slim 400gsm fill pillow gently cradles your head and neck for the perfect level of comfort and support, making it ideal for front sleepers.

  • Non-allergenic
  • Soft support pillow

The Cursa 400gsm Super Slim Pillow suits:

  • Front sleepers
  • People who like to fold their pillows in half
  • People who like to scrunch up their pillow around their head
  • Those who like to use two pillows
  • For use under belly if sleeping on front
  • For use under knees if sleeping on back
  • For use under waist if lying on side, esp if sleeper has an hourglass figure
  • Suitable for children
Fine Bedding Co Night Owl Coverless Duvet Turquoise Blue

Fine Bedding Co Night Owl Coverless Duvet Blue 10.5 Tog

Fine Bedding Co Night Owl Coverless Duvet Blue 10.5 Tog

The Night Owl Printed Coverless Duvet from The Fine Bedding Company is always ready for bed. No need to cover up, the Night Owl Printed Duvet has a soft touch cover which means it's always ready when it's time for bed. In 10.5 tog, its suitable for year round use.

The ideal solution for all sorts of uses including sleepovers, guest beds, camping or the perfect starter pack for university! When you want a refresh, just pop the whole thing into the washing machine. The duvet can be washed and dried and ready to go back on the bed in the same day.


  • 10.5 Tog
  • Cover: Super Soft Printed Polyester
  • Filling: 100% Smartfil Polyester from Recycled PET Bottles
  • Twilight blue in colour
  • Machine washable at 40°C, large capacity washing machine recommended
  • Fast drying, suitable for tumble drying, can be dried in just 90 minutes
  • Compact, ideal for sleepovers, guest beds, camping, for university, lorry drivers.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Smartly presented in a reusable duffle bag
  • Matching Night Owl Pillowcase Pair available to buy separately.


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