Disney bedtime hotline is back for a limited time to add some magic to your kid's routine

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Your favorite Disney characters are here to help make bedtime more magical for kids -- and less stressful for parents.

Amid novel coronavirus, when families across the country are quarantined at home and bedtime routines may need some reinvention, shopDisney.com is re-releasing the Disney Bedtime Hotline to add a much-needed dose of magic.

Parents can call the toll-free number, 1-877-7-MICKEY, for one of five special bedtime messages from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck or Goofy.

Minnie Mouse will ask your kids if they brushed their teeth yet and Goofy will tell you about his day with Mickey.

The goal is to give kids something to look forward to at bedtime.

ABC News' Ginger Zee tried the hotline out with her sons and shared the experience on "Good Morning America."

When the hotline first debuted in 2018, Disney teamed up with certified pediatric sleep coach Lauren Olson on the project.

"As a mom of two extremely busy toddlers, I know keeping consistent napping schedules and bedtime routines can be a major production," she said at the time.

Olson shared some of her top tips for common sleep challenges for children.

If your child is waking up early, Olson recommends investing in black-out shades and a light that illuminates when it's time to wake up in the morning.

A blanket or stuffed animal is great for kids to hold onto if they have trouble falling asleep on their own.

Olson said parents should make sure they are being consistent with their kid's routine.

"Decide on a consistent, yet flexible schedule that works for your life and stick to it as best possible."

Finally, she said, if your child is scared at night introduce them to a "nighttime friend" that is only offered at bedtime.

The hotline is available through April 30, 2020.

Go to the Shop Disney site to create your own Disney Magic Moments at home, including free downloadable sleep content activities.

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Aug. 6, 2018 and has been updated.

Disney bedtime hotline is back for a limited time to add some magic to your kid's routine originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com

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