You thinking you are the only mother who has trouble getting my child to bed? When you reassured that you have put them to sleep you would come back to the sitting room to meet them, or worse still your toddler would wake up with shouts of “mommy! cockroach“ And then you would have a hard time making him go back to sleep again. This does happen almost in every home. Does this scene play out in your house? try out these tips to get your baby to sleep;
1. Have a bedtime routine
Bedtime routines are important not just for babies but toddlers as well, this helps to prepare your child for bed. Make the bedtime routine enjoyable, when you give them a bath, let them make bubbles and when you put them to bed read them a book or sing them a lullaby, all this will tell them it’s time for bed.
2. Turn off the TV
It’s easier to get your kids to bed directly from the bathroom than from the TV room, if they want to get back to the movie they were watching, forbid it.
3. No sugars or big drinks
Sugar is energy giving, so make sure your children don’t consume sugars or any sugary foods before bedtime, any drink other than a glass of water should be disallowed.
4. Toilet before bed
The excuse most of these kids have to wake up in the middle of night is the need to use the toilet, so let them do their peeing and pooing business before going to sleep.
5. Bedtime rituals
After tucking your child into bed, give them a kiss, tell them you love them and “I’ll see you tomorrow” will be the best way to end the whole bedtime scenario.
6. Be stern
When your child stands up from their bed like “mummy I want to pee” “Mummy I want water” “Mummy sing to me” “I want to eat” Sit down quietly near their door without saying a word. when they see you around they’ll calm down and stop demanding, then finally go to sleep.
By performing all these, i am sure you would be able to put your wards to sleep. These has being practiced by many people and their households, Guess what? it works like magic. Make sure you do this every day and watch your kids change for good and even tell you they want to sleep when you don’t really expect them to.
Kids can be funny, they might want to stay in the sitting room till the day break when they full know they would be going to school the next day. Don’t allow that, let them sleep early as this would not only help them mentally, but their state of health.
Give them enough water at night and when they wake up in the morning. It helps them a lot and give them a refreshed brain to be ready for the day activities. Our kids are our life and future, learn to take care of them. Thanks for reading.
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