How to make your kids to a bedtime faster & easier is the most searched topic by Parents on internet. Like many other parents who must be also looking for the solution of this problem.
Actually it’s not a problem, it’s just that we don’t know how to tactical our kids. The major reason behind this problem is that these days’ parents have less patience and time for their kids.
Working Parents are in major trouble because they don’t have any other options but to leave their child to day-care centre or playschool on time. Therefore, they don’t have much option but to get their toddlers to bed as earlier as possible.
For mothers who are breastfeeding their babies or toddlers, find it easier to get their babies to a comfortable sleep and that too very quick & easily. As Breastfeeding is like addictions to babies and for toddlers, with addictions it’s fun too.
But what about the other mothers who have stopped the breastfeeding phase or they have now grown kids at home.
To solve this problem, I have tried to make the process of bedtime easier by dividing it into three steps. By following these 3 steps, Parents will find the right solution and way to get their babies, toddlers & kids to good sleep.
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Let’s Find the Solution How to get your Kids into a Peaceful Bedtime in 3 Major Steps:-
Start Preparing your Kid to Bedtime (Follow the below steps)
> Fixed the Dinner Time: Make a rule in the family that everyone will have the dinner at 8.00 pm sharp. And all the family members including yourself have to had dinner at dining table. On the dining table ask the daily routine of your child or give him time to say whatever he wants to tell you or share with you guys. This is helping him to speak and express his full day feelings and experience in a row.
> Give them some time to Play or Watch TV for 15 to 20 mins : Don’t force your child to go for sleep just after having the dinner. It’s not a good idea, as according to doctor they advice to have minimum one hour difference between the dinner and sleep, for good digestion.
We have to understand that kids need more entertainment than us. They have so many things in their mind that need to get answered in some way. And these television cartoons help them to get relaxed and have fun.
> Make a routine of tooth brushing: Tooth Brushing is also a indication to your kids mind that now its sleeping time. This will help your kid to maintain his oral hygiene.
> Get them into their very own & comfortable Night Dress or Night Suit: Toddlers or grown up Kids both want their own and beautiful looking night suits. Buy them some interesting cartoon category night suits which they love wearing. Otherwise sometimes kids refuse to change dress. And try to make it fun time by starting paying with him till end.
Give Him Time to Settle down like an Advance Notice of Half an Hour
> Tell them to do things which they love to do in end: If your kid love doing drawing or playing the blocks then allow them to play for 10 to 15 mins maximum and later tell them to clean the space. First this will reduce their energy and excitement and cleaning of space will get them tries also.
> Avoid giving them chocolate or any other sweet products: If you want you can give chocolate before tooth brushing but after that don’t allow them due to cavity. Also caffeine and chocolate increase the demand of energy and it will create hurdle in kid sleep.
> Big NO to mobile phones: Kids are used to take their parents phone, when their mother is planning a sleep time. Paying games will keep them interested in games and they will argue to play for few more minutes. And these few more minutes will later turn into half an hour. Therefore, please do allow them at all to checkout mobile phones.
> Tell them to say good night to all family members: If you live in joined family or nuclear family, make a habit of your kid to say Goodnight to their grandparents or to dad & mom before bedtime. This will just make them happy and final reminder for bedtime.
Now on Sleeping Bed (Last Phase)
> Create a atmosphere: Dim the lights and start creating the atmosphere by night time projector which helps babies & toddlers to develop soothe bedtime sleep. Parents can also decorate their kid’s room in fun way which kids love and enjoy.
> Keep their favourite toys in their bed: Before taking your kid to his bed, put all his favourite toys or any one toys which he love the most on her bed. Some kids have the habit to sleep with their favourite toys like car or doll. This gives them security of their toys and attachment.
> Read them the short story or sing the song: Final & last step read your kid favourite story or sing the song which he likes. But make it sure that you don’t exceed the story time more than 40 minutes. Otherwise your kids sleep time will lapse and he will again start talking to you. Make it sure the while reading story or singing songs you keep cradle their head with one hand to give good sleep.
> Give Good Night Kiss to Your Kid: After your kids fall asleep, don’t forget to give him good night kiss on his forehand. While sleeping also kids understand their mom love and affection.
Have a great night!