Getting babies and young children to sleep well at night doesn’t require complicated regimes, toys and gizmos: the soothing nightly routine of Bath, Book, Bed is all they need.

Make stories part of every child’s soothing bedtime routine with top tips, advice and ideas from BookTrust and trusted parenting advisor Jo Frost. Visit

Here are our top picks for a soothing, stress-free bedtime routine:

A Bear Hug at Bedtime by Jana Novotny Hunter, illustrated by Kay Widdowson

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Quiet! By Kate Alizadeh

My Tail's Not Tired! By Jana Novotny Hunter, illustrated by Paula Bowles

Mr Moon Wakes Up by Jemima Sharpe

Cat’s Colours by Airlie Anderson

Mockingbird Song by Carol Thompson

Rabbit Pie by Penny Ives

Wild! Bedtime by Courtney Dicmas

Sleep Tight, Teddy! by Annie Kubler

Animal Lullabies by Mandy Ross

Pinocchio by Annie Kubler

First Time Sleepover by Jess Stockham

You and Me! by Rachel Fuller

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