Remember consistency is key! Do not get sidetracked by requests for more stories or let any other activity coincide with your baby's bedtime routine. Once it's time for sleep be firm about it, and they will soon come to rely on the predictability of their bedtime routine.
The time before sleep is very important for a baby or toddler, so spend some time considering what is practical for your child, and build up a calming bedtime routine from there. Correct lighting throughout the house, and especially in a child’s bedroom, is part of the journey into sleep, so make sure bulbs are dim and gentle in the hour leading up to sleep. You may even choose coloured lights as a fun and calming way to transition into the dream world for your little one!