Regardless of age, regular schedules and bedtime rituals greatly impact our ability to obtain sound sleep and function at our best...and the same goes for children. Sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus says establishing and maintaining good sleep habits helps children fall and stay asleep, and awake rested and refreshed. It may also prevent future sleep problems. Good sleep habits can also take the stress out of bedtime and help make it a special time for you and your child.
There are no hard-and-fast rules for sleep behavior, and as always, there is individual variation. Your child is unique. If your routine is working, then it is probably best for you.