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Getting Kids Ready for Bed with Brian the Pekingese

Go to sleep! Please?!


This is often how I feel at 7:30 pm each night. I love my kids, but the bedtime battles are rough. Some nights are better than others, and some nights are much, much worse…

After many trials and efforts there are a few things I have come to a conclusion on when it comes to bedtime for the Fox kids.


  1. Routine – Kids understand routine. If you do the same thing each night, the consistency assures them and gives them the comfort they desire. They can understand what is coming next and there is much less of a fight.
  2. Full Belly – I try to give my kids a snack and water before bedtime. This helps that oh-so-annoying “I am hungry/thirsty” excuse.
  3. Cozy PJ’s – The more comfortable my kids are while laying in bed, the better their sleep. If they have soft pajama’s on there is less twisting and squirming around to get in that perfect sleeping pose.
  4. Bathroom Trip – We have the kids try to use the toilet, wash their hands and brush their teeth right before bed.
  5. Stuffy and Story Time – My kids love stuffed animals. Like love them. They each choose a few stuffy’s (as we call them) to sleep with that night. This give them a sense of comfort and security. After we cuddle in we read 1 – 3 books depending on time, length of book and honestly, my mood!
  6. Prayers and Lights Out – After our story time is completed we pray to Jesus for our day we just had, all our friends and family and for the following day. This gives my kids the final nod of the day. The “the end” moment



Brian the Pekingese is a special yellow dog that has come into our hearts and helped aid in our bedtime habits.

Brian is a dog that helps get your child ready for bed some of the most important ways:

  • Pajama’s
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Bedtime Story

At Brian the Pekingese they know that children’s pajama’s should be worn by children, not made by them. Sadly, this is a reality of the world, but with Brian the Pekingese, you can rest assured that all their pajamas are made in the USA. Using no flame retardant chemicals and 100% organic cotton material, you can just feel the softness and love behind each pair of pajamas.


They offer both short sleeve/short sets and long sleeve/pant sets, so no matter the weather there is a perfect pair for your child. We love that they have boy, girl and gender neutral prints, so you can shop with man options.


The novel – you can purchase here – is a perfect easy to read bedtime (or daytime) story. “Sharing With Friends” showcases the topic of sharing using the main protagonist, Brian the Pekingese. When he sees a situation arise, he chooses to share and make a new friend. I love how straight forward and simple this book is. It has some of the best Children’s book illustrations I’ve seen which really helps bring it to life. It really makes the perfect gift for a young child. You can buy the book separate or as a package along with the stuffed animal of Brian the Pekingese.


Something Special – Recycle Your Brian the Pekingese Pj’s!

That’s right, when your child out grows their Brian the Pekingese pj’s, you have the option to mail them back (postage paid) and Brian the Pekingese will recycle the cotton.



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Our path may not work for all children, but the routine part is key. Let us know below what you do for your bedtime routine and if you have any bedtime suggestions.

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  • Reply monique s

    these are such great jammies. I love the print options and they look super comfy too

    September 22, 2017 at 5:32 am
  • Reply Dana Rodriguez

    These are the cutest pjs ever! I think our grandson would love them.

    September 22, 2017 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Jessie

    Imo just love these.. and routine kept us all sane

    September 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Jen D.

    I love that you pray with your kids. 🙂

    September 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Karley Moore

    Thanks for the tips. I love that you guys pray to Jesus at night, so do we! I agree that comfy jammies are a must. The book looks really cute.

    September 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Calvin F.

    Wonderful stuff thanks for the overview.

    September 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Linda Madden

    These are so nice! I’m so glad that I was able to see these!

    September 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Carmen

    They are adorable PJ’s and I like that they are made in the US!

    September 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply denise low

    This would be a great idea for Christmas. My little grandkids would love it.

    September 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Melissa A.

    We’ve had a routine since the beginning for our LO and it makes such a difference!

    September 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply christie t

    I think this is so adorable. My grandma had a pekingese, its nice to see them using that type of dog.

    September 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Amina Absar Zafar

    cute Pj’s

    September 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Barbara

    I like putting organic on the little ones. They have many cute prints at reasonable prices.

    September 27, 2017 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Edye

    How adorable! I’d love this for my cousin!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Wendy R.

    I agree, bedtime routines are very helpful and important!

    September 29, 2017 at 2:54 am
  • Reply Allyson Tice

    these jammies make my heart smile! not only are they adorable, they are made in the USA!

    September 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    These pajamas are so cute. They sound so nice and comfy. I love the book and stuffed animal. Great night for the kids. Thank you for sharing

    September 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Crystal Rose

    I love the adorable face on the pup.

    September 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Deborah Caudill

    My son is grown now and I am ready for grandchildren. Your tips on getting the kids to bed are so correct. Routine, love, a favorite stuffed animal and story and prayers will get them to sleep everytime.

    October 1, 2017 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Gabrielly

    I love these pjs. So cute.

    October 2, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Trisha Carlson

    Soo cute!! I love these.

    October 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Amanda Stovall

    Adorable PJ’s & adorable kiddos! 🙂 I only wish this company offered their PJ’s in big kid sizes; it appears they stop at around Size 5T-6… 🙁

    October 4, 2017 at 1:18 am
  • Reply Kathy Pease

    This looks so adorable..My granddaughter would love this.

    October 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Jennifer H.

    The dog is so cute.

    October 5, 2017 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Shane A

    What great a great routine and cute pajamas. I love that they are made in the US.

    October 5, 2017 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply sherry fowler

    I love this post! You just gave me an idea for a Christmas gift for my grandsons! Thank you so much!

    October 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    This is seriously the most adorable collection! Brian the Perkingnese is just too cute, and the pajamas as well. I love all of the patterns that they have to choose from and they look super soft and comfy as well. 🙂 What a great way to establish a bedtime routine!

    October 6, 2017 at 12:45 am
  • Reply LeAnn Harbert

    My granddaughter would love this. She loves anything to do with a dog.

    October 6, 2017 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Richard Hicks

    Wish we had tried this with our little ones years ago

    October 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    I love that the cotton of these pajamas can be recycled. They are very cute and look comfortable.

    October 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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