1. Allow Plenty Of Time To Wind Down
The dad whose idea of settling down before bed is wrestling and pillow fights has launched dozens of memes that have moms everywhere nodding and shaking their heads. Bonding is important, but a riled up kiddo won't exactly be primed for sleep.

A good compromise is gentle play. Mama Natural recommends a quick game of charades, nighttime star gazing, or a "pajama walk." Quiet activities together with parents promote calming as well as warm, fuzzy feelings to accompany your little one to bed.