Netflix launches five-minute videos for kids that promise to ‘end bedtime battles’

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  • It looks like the answer to a fuss-free bedtime might just be in your TV screen…

    Online streaming company Netflix has teamed up with DreamWorks to launch Dinotrux ‘5 Minute Favourites’, a three-part spinoff of one of their most popular children’s series where each episode has a running time of just 300 seconds.

    The short but sweet clips, which repeat favourite scenes from full-length episodes, are ideal for combatting that classic ‘five more minutes!’ plea – a device that is apparently used by up to 42% of kids around the world.

    According to Netflix, most mums and dads spend about 20 minutes negotiating with their kids before bedtime, with the most common excuses given by kids including cries of ‘I’m so hungry and thirsty’, or shameless flattery (‘I love you, mum and dad!’).

    In desperation, parents in the UK often resort to bribery when it comes to getting their kids to sleep. In fact, one-third of us admit to using tactics like promising a later bedtime at weekends, or offering up food or snacks to get our children under the covers and ready to snooze.

    Dinotrux, an animated series about dinosaur-truck hybrids, launched in August 2015, to the delight of kids around the world

    However, Netflix say that their cut-down versions of the adventures of Ty-Rux and Revvit are about to change all of that.

    ‘Kids will think they’re getting away with murder, but parents will get the last laugh when the show ends after just five minutes and the kids are tucked in on time,’ they explain.

    To watch the new Dinotrux series, simply search ‘5 Minute Favourites’ on your Netflix account.

    Do you think 5 minute TV would get your kids off to sleep, or does it take much more than that to get your lot off to the land of nod? Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts!