Often the phrase Sleeps soundly, like a baby has nothing to do with reality. Problems with childhood sleep can occur at any age. Here it is important to identify the true cause and eliminate it.
Toddlers who cannot yet speak will not tell you that they are hot or cold. Here you can focus on your own feelings and generally accepted norms.
The air in the room should be humid and cool, before going to bed the room must be ventilated. By the way, the so-called protection for the sides of the bed greatly impedes the free circulation of air around the child, so it is better to clean it during sleep. In extreme cases, you can leave half – around the head.
You should also carefully examine the place to sleep – is it a comfortable pillow, does the pajamas squeeze the baby body, does the sunlight fall on the child in the morning.
The cause of poor sleep may be an allergic reaction to the detergent for bed linen. At one time, the daughter often sneezed and coughed in her sleep. It turned out that the reason for the new washing powder. And this even despite the fact that I always use the function of additional rinsing.
At bedtime, you should avoid active and active games, watching colorful cartoons. Babies often have enough new experiences to spoil the quality of sleep.
After all, children need more time to calm down. Too emotional evening can even cause nightmares. One day, the daughter played for too long and actively with the girlfriend’s puppy, so then at night she turned over with words, let’s play, give her paw
If it is not possible to avoid evening overstimulation, you can try to take measures in the form of sedatives of natural origin. For example, bathe in the bath with the addition of essential oils with a calming effect (lavender, mint) or give a soothing herbal tea.
You can also light up a lamp with essential oils before bedtime. At one time, the daughter calmed down and fell asleep with a night light with a projection of the starry sky.
Do not overload the digestive system of the child to sleep. Dinner should be light, otherwise an overcrowded stomach will interfere with children’s sleep. At bedtime, avoid introducing new foods into the diet, because the reaction to them is sometimes unpredictable.
It is obvious that during illness children often sleep worse than usual. However, in addition to diseases, teething, tummy problems and even aching joints before weather changes can cause discomfort. After all, children can also be weather sensitive, so my daughter does not sleep well during the full moon.
When our daughter’s teeth were cutting through, we could have a night’s sleep only after applying the anesthetic gel. In very severe cases, we had to use candles with paracetamol.
The presence of a healthy and sound sleep is a prerequisite for good mood and normal functioning of the body. And our parental task is precisely to provide the child with normal conditions for this very dream.
And how do you deal with problems with a child’s sleep?