david-lezcano-1xzsalzuvsc-unsplashHygge (pronounced hue-guh, not hoo-gah) – A Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment that is comforting or cozy.

Cozy – A feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation.

How can we make our children feel comfortable and calm during this time of uncertainty and unrest?

Time together:

Buy them a special mug that belongs only to them. Have a cup of cocoa or tea together.

Cuddle on the couch and read a special book.

Time alone:

Create a cozy space for your child. It can be their bed or a small corner of their room.

Provide pillows, a blanket, and a reading light. If possible, provide a small bookcase filled with books.

Play time:

Provide a toy box for them with specially chosen toys that encourage imaginary play.

Even if you have a cardboard box, you can decorate it with left over gift wrap and keep toys in that.

A room full of toys that children don’t play with can be overwhelming. Put some of them away and bring them out later if you can’t bring yourself to donate them.

Bath time:

Set up a nice warm bath with candles (ONLY if you are in the room) or use the little battery tea lights.

Play soothing music. It’s not dance party time.

Put a few drops of lavender oil in the bath to calm and soothe.


Rub a drop of lavender oil on the bottom of their feet before bedtime.

Put thick warm socks on their feet to wear to bed.

NEVER put a candle in a child’s room, but you can find small electrical nightlights that cast a warm glow in the room. There are very fancy ones that cast stars on the ceiling and play music, but a small plug in one will work.