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.
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.
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!