Spend more time in the tub.
Bathtime often plays a big role in your kid's soothing bedtime routine, and it pays to make it part of yours too. "Research shows that taking a warm bath lowers your body's core temperature, which helps you fall asleep faster," says Parents advisor Jodi Mindell, PhD, author of Sleep Deprived No More. How? Your core temp drops after you leave the tub, which may signal your body that it's time to sleep. Can't fit in a long soak? Taking a warm shower will have the same snooze-inducing effect.