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Bedtime Battles: Get your toddler to brush their teeth (and all the other things)

a toddler dressed in neutral knit clothing brushing their teeth with a toothbrush, in a minimalist southern california interior designed home

Transforming chaotic bedtime routines into peaceful evenings is more than a dream—it's a possibility with the right approach. Are bedtime routines with your toddler turning into nightly battles? To ease the stress and transform these challenging moments, we've developed a simple yet effective tool.

When I noticed that simple tasks like brushing teeth and getting changed became a nightly struggle, it became clear that the root cause was a lack of predictable routine. This not only caused stress for my toddler but also for the entire family. The solution? A checklist that transformed unpredictable chores into consistent, enjoyable activities. This is how our Morning & Bedtime Toddler Checklist came to life, and now, we're excited to share it with you!

Incorporating a visual checklist into your daily routine brings numerous benefits:

For Parents:

  • Stress Reduction: The checklist clearly outlines each step of the routine, eliminating the need for constant verbal reminders and negotiations.
  • Time Management: Streamlined routines save time, making mornings and bedtimes more efficient and less rushed.
  • Parent-Child Bonding: Engaging with your child in these routines can become quality time spent together, rather than a battleground.

For Children:

  • Consistency and Security: Children thrive on routine. Knowing what to expect each morning and night provides a sense of security and comfort.
  • Autonomy and Confidence: Completing tasks from the checklist independently fosters a sense of achievement and self-reliance.
  • Learning and Development: Following a routine helps develop organizational skills and discipline, laying the foundation for successful habits in the future.

Checklists work better than bribing or threats in the context of developing well-rounded, independent children. While bribes and threats may yield immediate compliance, they don't foster intrinsic motivation or teach valuable life skills. Checklists, on the other hand, promote self-discipline and personal responsibility. They help children understand expectations and recognize the satisfaction of achievement through their own efforts. This approach not only reduces power struggles but also enhances a child’s ability to manage tasks and time effectively, skills that are beneficial throughout life. In contrast, bribes and threats can undermine the parent-child bond and send mixed messages about the values of honesty and integrity. Adopting a checklist method not only streamlines daily routines but also contributes to the holistic development of a child, fostering a sense of autonomy, competence, and self-worth.

Our checklist is a simple, visual format makes it engaging for toddlers, turning routine tasks into fun, rewarding activities. Plus, its minimalist design ensures that it's not only functional but also a stylish addition to your home. By fostering a structured yet flexible environment, you can alleviate the nightly stress and create a more harmonious, connected family life.

Download the checklist today and experience the transformative power of a consistent, child-friendly routine, and tag us at on Instagram or TikTok to see how other parents are utilizing this checklist! 


  1. Print the pdf on double-sided paper
  2. Cut in between the tabs of the printed paper
  3. Laminate (link)
  4. Cut in between the tabs of the laminated sheet
  5. Stick velcro strips (link)
  6. Use BluTak to stick these on your walls (damage-free)
  7. Ta-da!

Watch this video to see the checklist in action

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