Are you worried about disturbed sleeping routine of your child? If yes then you must do something for changing your child’s sleeping habits. Actually good sleeping habits can be developed when a child is only an infant but if you could not do that then don’t worry as you can still develop good sleeping habits in your child. Here I am going to give you some tips which will help you a lot.
Develop a Sleeping Routine
Try to develop a good sleeping routine as in bed time should be the same every night. Sometimes kids may argue with you not to sleep early on weekends. Make your child understand importance of good sleeping habits for their better health. For this, you can make a schedule of your kids like first brushing teeth at night, then listening bed time story and finally go to sleep. Make sure that this routine is followed every day.
Try to Be Strict
You may also have to be somewhat strict about bed time rules. Let your kid understand with your behavior that they have to set a fixed bed time and then follow it without any flexibility. Don’t change your rules even if you are tired or busy. Such behavior will help understand your child the significance of following your rules and bed time routine.
No TV While Falling Asleep
Don’t allow your child ever to watch TV before sleeping. Encourage them to make a habit of sleeping at their own. Watching TV while trying to sleep can stimulate brain of your child and it may have an opposite reaction. Their favorite program on TV may force them to stay awakened till late night and may consequently spoil their sleeping routine.
Encourage Kid to Sleep in Own Room
Your kid may ask you to sleep with you in your room because children feel secure while sleeping with their parents but this habit can spoil your own sleeping routine so encourage your child to sleep in his own room. For satisfaction of your kid, you can provide stuffed toys and animals as kids feel secured having such things in their bed rooms.
Don’t Stay in Kids’ Room at Bed Time
At bed time, escort your kid to his/her bedroom and then say good night and leave. If you will stay in room for longer period of time, your kid may argue with you on changing bed time routine or may force to sleep with you so say a warm good night and leave them alone to sleep.
Follow these simple but useful tips to develop good sleeping habits in your kids. At first, it may seem difficult but its long run benefits are far greater than you can ever expect.