#3. Minimise Sugar During the Day
Too much sugar can make kids hyperactive, especially towards the end of the day. Keep treats for the morning and minimise them in the afternoon.
#4. Watch a Relaxing Festive Movie
Watching a festive movie together on Christmas Eve is a lovely family tradition and can help tire out little eyes. Avoid any movies that are likely to hype them up though, and pick a nice relaxing movie instead, like The Snowman, for everyone to watch together.
#5. Turn Off Screens Early
Make sure to switch off all devices, such as tablets and computers early, well before bedtime, to allow little brains to calm down and relax.
#6. Begin Bedtime Routines Earlier
Get everyone’s teeth brushed and ready for sleep as early as you can. The bedtime routine on Christmas Eve will take much longer than usual with all the excitement and horseplay. Plus, you need time to hang up stockings, get out the milk and cookies for Santa, and the reindeer food sprinkled outside.