Putting a child to bed may seem tedious at times. This happens more frequently when the school is in session. Those are the days there seem to be lots of activities on the TV, the internet, chats (catching up with friends)/ chat-groups and so. Sometimes, we tend to think they sleep more easily during the holidays. With that in mind, parents tend to resort to any means possible to get their child to bed, some yell, or scold or even try to force the child to bed. Here are few ways to make life easy as a parent to put your child to bed faster.
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Early Dinner: Getting a child to eat early helps them fall asleep quickly and easily. For one to work towards early bed rest, dinner has to be prepared early enough.
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Drink less Water: Before bed time, ensure your child does not drink too much water as this may cause a disrupt in their sleep cycles.
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Set Consistent Bed Time Routine: Try as a parent to set regular/consistent bed time routine for naps-especially during the weekends-, night times and wake up times. Set yourself as an example for your ward to follow.
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Room Condition: Ensure that the bedroom environment is conducive enough for sleep. The temperature of the room needs to be checked and kept appropriate, less noise and mild darkness to aid the sleep process.
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Don’t forget to turn off the lights or dim them as low as possible.
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Turn off Electronic Devices: In an hour or two before bedtime, ensure that all gadgets-TV sets, smart phones- and so should be turned off. This aids in creating a sleep-induced environment.
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Having kids ready for school does not have to be hard work again. We would like to get a feedback from you and please let us know other ways you can put your kids to bed.