I have three kids and my husband and I both work full time, in very full-on jobs.
Most days I need to leave work before my team to pick the kids up and then do the dinner, bath and bed routine. To be perfectly honest, it’s really tough, and the only way to keep performing at the level I am, is to work at night once everyone is asleep.
However, my kids, especially the eldest, are terrible at falling asleep. They are completely fine once they are asleep but the bedtime routine can drag… The eldest demands stories, back tickles, podcasts and me to be there the whole time. The entire process can take up to two hours and can make me - and her - so frustrated.
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I have started giving them sleep gummies with some melatonin in them - and I notice a big difference. They fall asleep easier and quicker, and I’m able to have a nice time with them without anyone getting frustrated. We can read stories and then they fall asleep next to me in a timely manner. I can then get all my work done. It's starting to feel like the only way I can get on top of everything.
I've read mixed reports on gummies and every time I do it, I get this pang of guilt. Now they have even started asking for their "bed lolly". Eeeek.
Is it okay to give kids these gummies?
Love, Just Trying To Do It All.