The holidays are a wonderful time to spend time with the ones you love but once they are over, it can be hard getting back into the hang of things. For our family, the hardest thing has been getting our boys (especially our 5 year old) back onto a good sleep schedule. If your child was out of school for 2 weeks during the holidays, you know the struggle is all too real. So today, we are partnering with Horizon Organic to share with you How to Get Kids on a Sleep Scheduled with Warm Honey Vanilla Milk.
How to Get Kids on Sleep Schedule with Warm Honey Vanilla Milk
When I was growing up, warm milk became a common drink. Whether I was sick or needed to get really (really) sleepy, it was something my parents and grandparents would serve to me. Now that I am a mom myself, I’ve found it works just as well on my boys.
I simply make this delicious warm honey vanilla milk and give it to my boys about a half hour before I know I want them to go to bed. Then they get nice and sleepy and I get my quiet time! It has truly helped get us back into a regular sleep schedule and give me a bit of my sanity back. 😉
Now I want to mention that yes, milk does contain tryptophan which is an amino acid said to induce sleep. However, there are other studies out there that say otherwise and say it’s more of a physiological thing since we’ve all been taught warm milk makes us tired. No matter how you look at it, warm milk can be a great way to get your kiddos back onto a sleep schedule. Best part is, you aren’t using any medications or herbs. Instead, you are using organic milk and a few other natural ingredients!
Here is What you Will Need to Make Warm Honey Vanilla Milk:
- 1 Cup of Horizon Organic 2% Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- Microwave Safe Mug
How to Make Warm Honey Vanilla Milk:
- Pour the Horizon Organic Milk into your chosen mug.
- Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until your milk becomes warm and has a nice froth on the top.
- Stir in the vanilla and honey until well incorporated.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon on the top.
- Once your milk has cooled enough to enjoy, serve it up and watch your little one’s eyes get nice and heavy!
As I mentioned, the best part about this recipe is that it uses organic and natural ingredients. It’s been a tradition of mine that I am passing down to my kids. Whether you are needing to get your kids onto a better sleep schedule or just need some quiet time, this warm milk recipe can certainly help!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.