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Tricks to Get Your Child to Sleep Faster and Better

| August 3, 2017 | 5 Comments

 

Tricks to Get Your Child to Sleep Faster and Better

Feet at the end of a bed under a bed sheet

 

Tricks to Get Your Child to Sleep Faster and Better

Bedtime, that precious part of the day that parents live for. While we enjoy our little people and their busy lives we also need a few moments of peace before we got to bed at night too. So what can you do when your child fights sleep and makes bedtime into a dreaded event? Try some of these tricks to help get the kiddo to sleep faster and make sure he sleeps through the night.

Wake Them Up!

Letting kids sleep in or take long naps is a sure way to make bedtime a challenge. Have a consistent wake-up time and bedtime schedule. It will become routine for your child to know that they have to get up and go to bed at a certain time.

Nighttime Routine

Try having your kids turn off all electronics 2 hours before bedtime, shower or bath and then read until bedtime helps kids develop a routine that helps them prepare for sleeping.

 

Tricks to Get Your Child to Sleep Faster and Better

Children Books for Bedtime ~ Photo taken by Kamerine Gardam

 

Focus on Relaxation

You may find that stating that it is time to go to bed or time to sleep brings on a tantrum of epic proportions. Once you’ve established a night time routine your child will know that reading or simply relaxing in bed is the next step in their routine, rather than insisting that they go to sleep try offering them the option of simply reading or practicing counting sheep until they fall asleep on their own. The only rule is they are in bed, and they will stay there with the lights dimmed and no electronics.

Avoid the arguing and fighting, come up with relaxing activities and all w the child to wind down before declaring it is time to sleep. This will lead to less stress around bedtime and everyone will sleep better!

 

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award. Author's website.

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  1. Calvin F. says:

    Useful tips to know, lots would love to have these tricks.. trust me

  2. HEIDI C. says:

    I am struggling a lot these days with trying to get my kids to get to bed earlier. I am going to try out some of the tips that you have laid out.

  3. Laurie P says:

    Having a routine, and being consistent has always worked here!

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    Routine routine routine!! when my girls were younger they stuck to the same routine through out the summer months as well, and there was no struggles for when it was time for back to school

  5. KD says:

    Long or late naps make for a big struggle at bedtime!

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