It's time for bed, what should be a time where you settle down together and read stories before tucking the little ones in for the night. Once the little ones reach their toddler years though and their imaginations run away with themselves it can be a scary time where they don't want to be left alone in the dark. These are some ideas that may help them feel safe and secure in their rooms x
Have fairy lights on in their room
Use glow in the dark star stickers on their ceiling
Talk to them before bed time and ask them to discuss any worries, use a worry jar or worry doll under their pillow
Give them a torch, it may not get used but could support them to feel safer knowing they can put it on when needed. They could choose their own and pick one with their favourite character on or favourite colour.
Have a CD player on with soothing music or stories being told.
Have an empty water sprayer with a label on e.g. 'monster spray' to spray the room and ward off baddies
Give them a pet goldfish in their room so they are not alone
What do you do to settle the little ones at night?x