5 Smart Ways to Let Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Slumber

Posted December 19, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored / 3 Comments

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Just like adults, kids also encounter sleep trouble. There are times when your kids have a hard time catching their sleep and you don’t know what to do. It feels like you have done everything to make your child sleep, but to no avail, they still find it difficult to fall asleep on time.

As a parent, it is your responsibility to make your kids sleep at the right time. You have to ensure that your kids always have a good night’s slumber so that they will have enough energy the next day. Sleep is essential for their health and growth, so if you don’t prioritize this problem it may take a toll on their life in the future.

To help, here are some smart ways to make your kids sleep properly at night:

Turning the lights off

According to research, the healthiest way to sleep is in a total darkness. It is said that any light pollution affects anyone’s sleep, making it harder to get some rest. With this, it is suggested that you turn the lights off when you and your kids sleep. If they are afraid of the dark, then you may just turn the lights off once they already fall asleep.

Setting an appropriate bedtime

Each child should follow a number of hours of sleep each night based on their age. The younger they are, the more sleeping hours they need. Thus, it is best that you set your kids’ bedtime to align with the number of hours they have to rest. Additionally, you must know how much sleep your kids need for them to wake up the next day feeling energized and refreshed.

Having a sleep-inducing environment

It will be easier for your kids to sleep if they have the right sleeping essentials. You need to make sure that the bed is well covered with comfortable bedding as well as soft sheets to make them rest well. Apparently, there’s a high-quality wool quilt for sale in Harris Scarfe, which you can purchase online to help your kids sleep better. You should also avoid giving them regular pillows because the proportion isn’t a good fit for them. This will give them neck and shoulder strain when they wake up. Provide them with toddler pillow for appropriate support. Note: this applies to toddlers and older kids but not babies. Babies must sleep on a firm mattress with no pillows or blankets for safety.

Put gadgets and technology out of your child’s room

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In order for your kids to sleep properly, you must limit their usage to any media or gadgets in your home. Radiation is bad enough for the children, and mobile applications make it worse. Devices can be addictive and stop children from getting to sleep. To avoid these issues, set guidelines about the use of media, don’t leave gadgets in your kid’s room and make sure they go to sleep on time.

Doing constant bedtime routines

Bedtime routines should also be done constantly to make your kids feel relaxed before sleeping. Your kids will have something to look forward to before going to bed so you need to think of bedtime activities, like storytelling, prior to hitting the sack.

On the whole, no matter how difficult it is to get your children sleep at night, you will still feel happy at the end of each day. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing your kids sleep deeply and comfortably every single night.

Note: This is a contributed post that has been edited to align with the opinions and style of this blog.

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3 responses to “5 Smart Ways to Let Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Slumber

  1. Dee

    I love that list! I recommend just the same to clients who tell me they have trouble falling asleep sometimes. Some of the basics are exactly what you wrote – having a routine, no tech/stimulating activities before bed, making the bed JUST for sleeping and not doing fun stuff on, etc.

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