After a long day of work, running errands, picking the kids up from school, dropping them off at soccer practice, picking them back up again, making dinner, then finally serving it to the family, a relaxing night of sleep doesn’t just feel well-deserved, but an absolute right!
You get the kids ready for bed and tucked in, then finally get yourself sleep-ready. You lay down on your beautifully comfy mattress that you never seem to spend enough time in and slowly close your eyes.
Bring it on, REM sleep!
“Waaaaah, waaaah, WAAAAH,” comes screaming down the hall.
“No, no, nooo...NOT again…,” you think as you throw your covers off and swing your legs to the side of the mattress, ready to make your way down the hall to your restless child like you have every single night for the past week.
A restless child is like a domino affect--it not only disrupts your child, their behavior and the productivity of their days, but it also disrupts you.
And, I’m sure by now you’d give anything for a full night of uninterrupted sleep.
There’s so many pharmaceutical ways to get your child to sleep, but if you’re a cautious parent about what goes into your child’s body, then I’m sure you’re looking for a more natural way to get your child counting sheep. So, without further adieu, check out these five tips to help your child sleep.
Make sure your child is getting enough sleep
This one may seems obvious, but did you know your 2-5 year old needs around 10 hours of sleep at least every night, not including naps?
Research how many hours of sleep is recommended for your child’s age and pay attention to if it seems like too much, too little or just right. To factor in your child overnight sleep, think about when your child needs to be up in the morning, then go from there.