Putting The Kids To Bed

Parents spend the equivalent of nearly nine days a year trying to get their little ones into bed and asleep. A poll of moms and dads of children aged between three and 10 found they spend 34 minutes each evening getting little ones ready for bed – a total of nearly four hours every week.

But in a bid to delay bedtime, children will conjure up an average of three excuses every night – including saying they’re scared of the dark, sudden headaches or tummy aches, and needing the toilet.

And there will be four evenings a week when parents think the little ones are asleep – only to hear tell-tale thumps from upstairs saying otherwise.

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