5 Natural Ways to Make Bedtime Easier

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These 5 Natural Ways to make Bedtime Easier are must haves at our house. Today, I’m sharing how Tom’s of Maine products have helped our family make the transition to natural products.

Lately bedtime has been a struggle in our house. My four-year-old screams, drags his feet, and refuses to participate from the moment I declare it is bedtime.

The worst part is when it comes time to brush our teeth. He refuses to open his mouth until I threaten discipline. It is super-frustrating for me because I want our nights to end in a good place, not with fighting.

My turning point was the other night when he yelled, “I HATE BRUSHING MY TEETH. IT’S TOO SPICY.” That’s when something clicked, and I realized that the toothpaste was the problem.

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The next morning I dropped into Walmart and picked up Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste, Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Whole Care® Peppermint and Spearmint Fluoride Toothpaste, and Unisex Long Lasting Apricot Deodorant.

I love how convenient it is to pick up everything I need at Walmart, and I wanted to give the whole brand a try. The idea of incorporating more natural products into our home resonated with me, and Tom’s of Maine is a great place to start. They are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives.

Their campaign, “Start Young. Live Green™. Make every day Earth Day, starting at the bathroom sink,” is something that everyone can relate to. I really want my kids to know how important our Earth is and by making small choices, like what brand of toothpaste you use, you can make a difference.


With Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste, our bedtime routine has improved drastically. In fact, my son declared after the first time using Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste, “I LOVE BRUSHING MY TEETH and I LOVE THE STRAWBERRY TOOTHPASTE!!”

I also started using Tom’s of Maine toothpaste and deodorant myself, and I’m loving them. You can’t forget about Mom when it comes to switching to more natural products! Moms are important too!!

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Now that we’ve found the right tooth paste, here are some other ways that you can make bedtime easier for your family.

5 Natural Ways to Make Bedtime Easier

Here are my tips for making bedtime easier:

1. Give a 5-minute warning.

2. Use Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste.

3. Use a timer that the kids can see so they know how much longer they have to brush.

4. Brush as a family!

5. Use a calming essential oil: Our favorite recipe is: 2 drops of Lavender + 2 drops of Peace and Calming + one Tablespoon of carrier oil in a roller bottle.  Rub a small amount from the roller bottle on your child’s feet.

Ready to transform your bedtime routine? Click here to get $1.00 off any Tom’s of Maine product purchase at Walmart.

What product has helped transform your family at a difficult time? Is there a natural product you have switched to and love?


  1. I think it’s so funny how kids describe toothpaste as being spicy. My kids, who would say that about other mint flavors, actually prefer the Tom’s of Maine mint flavors because it isn’t so harsh. #client

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