Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist #SleepytheGoodnightBuddy

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist #SleepytheGoodnightBuddy
 This post is in partnership with Disney Book Group and all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. This post also has Amazon affiliate links so that you can purchase the book and we receive a small fee at no extra cost to you. 

Since the kids are back to school now, I am focusing more on getting them to bed at a decent time. A huge part of them falling asleep at the correct time though is having them do everything they need to before they lay down. This handy bedtime checklist helps guide our little ones on the right path, and we love to read our new bedtime book, Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy to remind our kids why we have this system in place. 

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist #SleepytheGoodnightBuddy

Bedtime Checklist

Some kids fall asleep the moment their heads hit the pillow and others like to drag it out for as long as possible, sometimes putting their parents to sleep in the process. I like the idea of a bedtime checklist because it sets kids up for a lifetime of ease by teaching them good habits early on. Plus, it saves from so many interruptions during bedtime and helps to prevent bedtime accidents.


You can download your own bedtime checklist like the one we use here. I printed ours out and have laminated it so that we can use dry erase markers as we make it through the list. I purchased a laminator from Amazon for under $20 and it does the job well without taking up a lot of space. 

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy

I have been the lone parent doing bedtime over here for over ten years and I wouldn’t change it for the world. What I have tried to change over the years is making the process more efficient and Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt is a great addition to your bedtime routine if you’re trying to do the same.

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist

Read all about Roderick and his insanely creative ways to drag out bedtime for just one minute more. In the beginning, my little ones were laughing (and probably taking notes) at all of Roderick’s shenanigans while I was feeling pangs of sympathy for the parents in the book.

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist

But Roderick’s parents pulled a swift one after what I assume was one too many nights of a horrendous bedtime routine, and brought home Sleepy, a high maintenance bear, to help them out. Once the tables were turned and Roderick was the one having to put up with shenanigans, my kids had an a-ha moment and no longer thought that staying up was that great.

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist

If you’re looking for a great addition to your bedtime routine that will keep the whole family laughing (right before they quickly fall asleep) then grab Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, and illustrated by Scott Campbell.

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Plus a Printable Bedtime Checklist

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 This post is in partnership with Disney Book Group and all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. This post also has Amazon affiliate links so that you can purchase the book and we receive a small fee at no extra cost to you. 

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18 Comments

  1. Calvin
    September 13, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Nice checklist to go by to ensure everything is done before bed

  2. Sunny Tse
    September 13, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Useful checklist, I would print this out!

  3. Benny T
    September 13, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    This post helped with putting my kids to sleep on time. Thanks.

  4. Nikki C
    September 13, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Thank you for posting these checklists!

  5. Sheila X
    September 13, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Great article and nice ideas about tugging my boy to sleep!

  6. Laurie Y
    September 14, 2018 / 4:50 am

    Thanks. Printed checklist

  7. kristen visser
    September 14, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    you know what? that bed time check list is a very useful thing to have. what a fabulous idea. some kids like my oldest, get through their day better when they have a plan in place. we use checklists when we have family outings but i never thought to use it before bed too. and it is fun for them to check off the list as they finish the items on their list.

  8. LisaM
    September 15, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Routines are so important. All of our lives become less stressed.

  9. Nate
    September 18, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    I like the checklist idea

  10. AD
    September 18, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Looks like a great product! I know one little boy who could really use it…

  11. heidi c.
    September 21, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    In my practice, there are a lot of parents mentioning their challenges in getting their children to get organized and into bed at a good hour. I recommend that a bedtime routine is so important and these would be good resources for that.

  12. Debbie White-Beattie
    September 23, 2018 / 1:20 am

    There’s nothing like a good book to give a good night sleep

  13. October 4, 2018 / 6:52 am

    Great article and nice ideas about tugging my boy to sleep!

  14. Erin N
    October 4, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    This is so helpful and perfect! Thank you so much 🙂

  15. Kristi F
    October 4, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    I think this is a wonderful idea. Routine is so helpful for children.

  16. Anne Taylor
    October 5, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    This is great! We are having such problems putting our 3 yr old grandson to sleep!

  17. Janet M
    January 22, 2019 / 10:06 am

    Bedtime is such an important time of the day and should be calm and enjoyable.

  18. Janet M
    April 27, 2019 / 11:49 am

    It’s nice to have a checklist in your mind when it is bedtime. sweet dreams.

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