8 Proven Ways To Make Your Child Sleep On Time
From The LYF Desk
Is your baby facing sleep disorder, is your baby not sleeping on time, is your baby wakes up during midnight ?. If it is so, you are not the only parent facing this conundrum or a problem. There are millions of parents struggling to make their child sleep on time, and only handful of them is successful in doing so.
If we talk about children between one month and five years of age, they are more prone to sleep disorder. Parents of such children face tedious task to make a good sleep routine of their child.
Many consults doctors, some consults their elders or some like you prefer ‘googling’ on the internet to find ways to make babies sleep on time.
I assure, you are on the right platform now. Here I will give insight into the proven and effective ways to make your babies, not only sleep well on time, but these techniques will also give long and healthy sleep to your babies.
If we talk about new borne they require hours of sleep. Gradually when they attain age, they require less sleep compared to their yesteryears. I meant to say that all babies require a fix hours sleep corresponds to their age.
Sleep Hours Require According To Age
According to the national sleep foundation, has issued a new recommendation for appropriate sleep duration. As per the report published in www.sleepfoundation.org, below are the sleeping hours recommended according to the age.
- Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day
- Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours
- Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours
- Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours
- School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours
- Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours
- Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours
- Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
- Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours
Here Are The 8 Proven Ways To Make Your Baby Sleep On Time
Child Should Not Be Hungry, Proper Feeding Require For Healthy Sleep
You must be wonder to know that if you will struggle to force your child into sleep, without feeding him/her properly, child will never enjoy a healthy sleep which actually require to his body. You should do proper feeding to the child. Mind it, never feed your child with oily stuff or a heavy food because it may disturb the nervous system of the child which will surely cause a digestion problem.
Involve Your Child In Physical Activity An Hour Before Sleep
If you want your baby to sleep well on time, involve your child in some physical activity an hour or two before the night sleep. Take the baby for a walk, play with him in the playground or in the open area of the house.
Turn yourself childish to attract the child to the outdoor activity. This way, child will feel tired and he will again attract to the sleep.
With this technique, child will not only sleep on time, he will have an uninterrupted healthy sleep for the whole night.
Keep Sleeping Room Lights Dim An Hour Before Sleep
It has been proved in many international studies and surveys that if you will keep your baby room dark or keep the lights on dim mode, your efforts to make your baby sleep will never go in vain.
Keeping lights dim in sleeping room will automatically drag the child towards sleep. While keeping lights on in the room makes the child active, and he can’t feel sleepy.
Keep Your Child Away From Gadgets Before Sleep
Studies established that not only child, even adults could attract disorder in their sleep if they will use gadgets like laptops, games, or mobile phones during night. There is a misconception that excess use of gadgets during night will make our eyes tired and we will catch sleep, it is totally wrong.
If you start giving your child gadgets to play during night, child will face incurable sleep disorder, and you have to struggle hard to bring your child back to the old sleep pattern.
Bed Time Bath, A Must Try Technique
It is said that if you give your child a bedtime bath while keeping the weather condition in mind, child will have a soothing sleep. After giving bath, softly message the baby with lotion and it will stimulate concerned nerves toward sleep. This method can also go well with the adults also. Okey, give a try, and see the results.
Wear Comfortable and Soft Clothes To Baby
Do you most often check whether baby is wearing a clean diaper before taking him to bed, if not, do follow the practice. Do wear comfortable and soft clothes to baby during night so that he could not face any rigidity and tightness during sleep. Uncomfortable clothes will interrupt the baby sleep more frequently and he can wake up several time in the night.
A Lullaby or A White Noise is also helpful
While thumping on the child’s head or any body part in an effort to make him sleep, a lullaby or a white noise is definitely here to help you.
Lullaby means an act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep, while white noise means a noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration. It (white noise) is kind a gentle consistent sound to your soothe your baby to sleep. This sound can be ‘sshh-sshhh’ or hhhnnn.
White noise can also be any natural sound, but a consistent one, it may be of a fan, AC, washing machine, or continuously falling water.
Bedtime Routine Is Must
Even if you apply all the abovesaid proven techniques but you are not following a bedtime routine, you may not get a 100 per cent success. Initially you may see it a tedious task but gradually you will surely make it a routine.
A fix time to sleep literally tells a body that it’s a sleep time, and it should relax. Once you become successful in your endevour you being a parent can enjoy your night leisure time….’You Know What I Mean’…..!
Best Of Luck Dear Parents
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