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Take Back The Night (or At Least Some Of It) Netflix Style

Sleep. I don’t know about you but I spend a big part of my day thinking about sleep. How to get more of it, how much longer until bedtime, what time do we all have to get up in order get out the door on time… And like some parents, counting down the hours until the kids are in bed and my shows can go on the tv.

Is there really anything cuter than a sleeping kid? I didn’t think so. You just have to get past the bedtime stalling fiascos.

I’m hungry. I’m thirsty. My tummy hurts. SHE doesn’t have to go to bed, so why do I? I forgot, I have homework! Need to brush my teeth. I can’t find my pajamas. Where’s my stuffy? It’s too hot in here. It’s too cold in here. SHE’s being too loud! It’s too dark in my room. It’s too light in my room. I need to pee. I need to poop.

You’ve heard them all. They’re all part of the bedtime stall routine. Netflix recently polled parents and more than 60% of parents around the globe are dealing with kids’ stall tactics before bed, adding up to nearly 20 minutes every single night. But guess what? It’s time to take back your night with a little help from Netflix.

Next time you find yourself in the bedtime battle, just tell your kids they can watch an ENTIRE show before bed.

That’s right, a WHOLE show! Netflix and DreamWorks Animation recently launched Dinotrux Favorites, an entire episode of the latest hit all in a nice little 5-minute package. That’s 300-seconds of them thinking they won the bedtime battle.


Add Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites to your arsenal of parenting tricks to stop bedtime-stalling tactics. As an added bonus, you can also use it in the morning to get just #5moreminutes of sleep! You’re welcome.

Here’s a handy chart to help you determine what kind of bedtime staller you’re dealing with:


Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam. All opinions and views expressed are my own.

About Jody MacArthur

Mommyjuiced is a blog about the everyday crazy life of a 30-something working mom who is trying to raise two relatively sane young ladies (ages 7 and 10). I live on the East Coast of Canada on one of the most beautiful islands in the world – the home of my heart, Cape Breton. My background is in public relations and marketing and I know how to tell a good story. If you are brand who wants to tell a story, email me and we’ll “talk” details. I started this blog in 2012 as a way to express myself and to let other parents know that this parenthood gig is hard, but we’re all in it together. So don’t take everything I post seriously, sometimes I make s*&% up. True story. But what I am not making up is the fact that I love my kids and family and am thankful that you stopped by to read my blog. I don’t ALWAYS drink wine… but when I do, I’m awesome (or at least I think so)! “Seriously, I love you. You are doing more for the mental health of other mothers than the makers of Prozac!” - Suzanne, mother of 5 (yes 5 kids!) Email me at jodymacarthur at eastlink dot ca if you want more info.


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