Sleep Problems: Tips to fight the sleep problems of children

Sleep Problems: Tips to fight the sleep problems of children

Sleep Problems: Tips to fight the sleep problems of children

For Toddlers

  • When feeding or changing the baby during the night, avoid stimulating him/her too much.
  • Parents should not let their children sleep as long during the day.
  • Wait a few minutes before you go in to check a crying baby.  They will probably settle themselves and fall back to sleep in a few minutes. If baby continues to cry, check on him/her, but avoid turning on the light, playing, picking up, or rocking them. If crying continues or begins to sound frantic, wait a few more minutes and then recheck the baby.

For Preschoolers

  • Establishing a pleasant routine that may include reading, singing, or a warm bath. A regular routine will help the child understand that it will soon be time to go to sleep.
  • A consistent schedule and bedtime the same time every night should be made.
  • Allow child to take a favorite teddy bear, toy, or special blanket to bed each night
  • Avoid letting child sleep with the Parents
  • Try not to return to your child’s room every time h/she complains or calls out

For School-aged Children

  • Teach school-aged children about healthy sleep habits.
  • Continue to emphasize need for regular and consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine.
  • Make child’s bedroom conducive to sleep – dark, cool and quiet. Keep TV and computers out of the bedroom.
  • Parents should avoid giving caffeine to their children.

January 26, 2016 / by / in ,
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