If you are reading this article, it means you are already enrolled in the list of parents who are having a hard time setting their child’s sleeping routine.
It’s such a mystery that what gets into little munchkins when your eyes are closing, the head is spinning, and you feel like sleeping and doing nothing else? At that point, your kiddo starts crying, hopping on and off the bed, or starts feeling hungry. You just don’t know what to do to make him go to sleep?
Besides helping children sleep, parents face another problem: their child’s sleep timings don’t match with their sleep timings. Your kid sleeps at 7:30 pm and gets up at 4 am. And after that? Well, your desire to catch a few extra hours of sleep goes down the drain. Ah! It’s way too difficult to save your sanity at such times.
I have also spent that panda-eyes time due to lack of sleep, so I can feel you. Here I have come up with some tips and tricks you can use to rectify your little ones’ sleeping habits, giving you a tough time.
Set a Sleeping Time:
It is hard to set a sleeping pattern of little kids of around 1-3 years. A bit more playtime in the day can tire them, and they might end up sleeping earlier. Or they might not feel like sleeping if they are extra charged for God knows what reasons. But still, try to come up with particular sleep time. Keep them engaged and play with them so that they sleep with you. Slowly, their body will set a regular body clock pattern that will set their particular sleeping hours.
Ensure Comfortable Sleep:
It would be best if you work on ensuring the sound sleep of your child. Most children end up waking earlier than their expected time due to distractions, like leakage of diapers or hunger.
The good thing is that these possible issues can be controlled. For instance, don’t compromise on quality when you look for affordable night diapers. It is hard to bring a mix of quality and affordability in one place, but you can definitely find the right diapers with some search.
Moreover, make sure that your child’s tummy is adequately full before sleeping so that he doesn’t get up crying in the middle of the night.
Set Bedtime Routine:
Trick your child’s brain by setting a bedtime routine that begins around a particular time. Your child will start getting ready to sleep every day once you follow this routine for a couple of times. Pull curtains, turn off lights, tell them a story, or give them a bath to feel more relaxed.
Other than that, try to cut off screen time at least 1-2 hours before bedtime because digital gadgets emit blue rays, disturbing the melatonin hormone that induces sleep. It will help your child fall asleep quickly and without much struggle.
Now you know what to do to help your little kiddo sleep better, in other words, to get back your cherished sleep. So, what are you waiting for? Start working on them from today – happy sleeping!