Most parents know that enforcing a bedtime for schoolchildren can be a real battle. To say that it’s hard to make kids sleep is an understatement.
Are you worried that your child is sleeping too late or not getting enough sleep?
Each family is different. Some families believe that kids should sleep early consistently. There are also others who have a more flexible schedule These families often kids to sleep late because they can wake up a bit later too.
If you’re worried about your child’s sleeping patterns, here are some of the things you should keep in mind.
Kids definitely need more sleep than adults. Ideally, school children should get somewhere between 9-12 hours of sleep a day. The case is different for every child so observe your child’s needs and habits to find out how much sleep your child needs.
Try to keep a regular sleep-wake cycle for your child. Make sure your child sleeps and wakes up around the same time every day. If you want to make adjustments, start with making 15 minute adjustments every two days.
You can’t force a child to sleep but you can always enforce a bedtime. When your child is already in bed and the lights are already out, your child will eventually get bored and sleep. Avoid rowdy activities and rowdy play after dinnertime. It’s also a good idea to avoid watching TV and playing with a gadget just before sleeping.
If you are a busy working parent, the time before sleeping is the best time to reconnect with your child. Take advantage of this quiet time to bond. Read a book or ask about your child’s day. This can help
It’s a good idea to give your child a relaxing bath about two to three hours before bedtime. Instead of just rushing through the process of getting your child clean, think of bath time as something that will help your child unwind and relax. Gently massage your child’s scalp. They enjoy this almost as much as adults do!
You can also try adding Epsom Salt Baths to improve your child’s sleeping habits. Made from magnesium and Sulfate, Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years to help with relaxation. Since it’s made from all-natural materials, you can be 100% sure that it’s safe to use.
Better Bath Better Body Epsom Salt Baths are enhanced with 100% Essential Oils that can help your child amazing aromatherapy benefits. We have a special Sweet Dreams Bath Soak enhanced with Tangerine Essential Oil, Clove Essential Oil, Spearmint Essential Oil, and Lavender Essential Oil to help improve the quality and duration of sleep.
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