3 ways to put kids to sleep easily
By following the best sleep practices, we can make sure that our children enjoy a good night's sleep and get to live a healthier and happier life.
When it comes to sleeping habits, the habits of children and adults differ greatly. While adults can easily fall asleep in any time of day or night, kids need a little more time to get comfortable with the idea of sleep before they doze off.
However, there are techniques that can be employed by parents to help their children get comfortable with the idea of sleep.
Music has been proven to reduce stress, promote relaxation and even improve mood. It may be the right solution for those who have trouble sleeping or need it to fall asleep.
Listening to music also helps children sleep better and it reduces their anxiety and stress levels. And music can also be a great way to calm down a fussy baby.
2. Tucking Them In Under the Covers
Tucking your kids in is a nice ending to their day. Showering your children with love is always a good thing. They will know as they fall asleep at night, that the most special people in their lives love them unconditionally and took the time to listen to them, even when they had other things to do.
Also don’t forget to physically show they you love them with a hug and a kiss. (Or even a warm scratch on the back, if you are like my 5 year old, Mike.)
3. Reading Bedtime Stories
Often, bedtime stories are the first thing that children think about when they get home from school. Parents should take this time to create a pattern of reading bedtime stories with their children. This way, it will be easier for the child to fall asleep and the child will also enjoy it more.
Reading is a key component of childhood development. It has been shown that reading bedtime stories to children can help them fall asleep faster and they will enjoy it more as well.
A study by the University of Warwick in the U.K. found that children who were read books before bed fell asleep more quickly, slept for longer stretches at night, and rated their reading experience higher than those who were not read