I was recently pinning some ideas for morning and bedtime routines on Pinterest. I wanted to make a chart for A, to help her get herself ready for both transition times. I saw a picture of two kids eating cereal as their bedtime routine on this blog and a light bulb flickered on in my head. We needed a bedtime snack in our routine!
When A was a baby, we'd feed her baby oatmeal and a bottle of milk before bed. Why weren't we doing something similar now? (a lot of our bedtime battles revolve around being hungry...for both girls)
We now have a "sister snack" box
I keep this box on the top shelf of A's closet. (Her room doubles as the girls' playroom) Every night, unless we've had a late supper, the girls put their jammies on and have a sister snack together before bed. There is a little table with two chairs they can sit on. Sometimes I'll read them a story or two while they munch.
Our snack box is packed with two types of applesauce (I figured they sort of doubled as drinks) and then some dry snacks packed in snack bags (duplicates of everything). There are bowls to put the snacks in, a spoon for applesauce as well as a refillable pouch to put baby sister's applesauce in.
So far this has been a nice transition to get the girls ready for bed. I'm happy that it also helps fill their little tummies for the evening, too!