5 tips to let your child sleep better

5 Tips om je kind beter te laten doorslapen

A good night's sleep is very important. Certainly for the development of the brain and growth of the body, sufficient sleep is crucial. During your sleep, the stimuli and experiences of during the day and growth hormones are produced by the body. Some children have no trouble sleeping or going to bed while other children can be very restless at night. We therefore share five handy tips that you can use to make your child fall asleep faster and to let it sleep better.

  1. Create a sleep routine!

  2. One of the most important things that help you fall asleep better and sleep through is creating a sleep routine. A fixed routine ensures recognition when it is time to go to sleep. Make sure that your child can relax about an hour to half an hour before bedtime. Avoid things that can stimulate your child's brains such as loud sounds of the TV or tablet, lots of light in the room or playing pressure. To measure a routine, it is advisable to bring your child to bed every day around the same time and with the same steps. Think of changing, for example, the diaper, putting on the pajamas, taking a bath and or reading aloud. Your child will recognize and see the routine as a sign to go to sleep.

    1. Use a night light

    2. Many children are often scared in the dark. This can cause your child to fall asleep or sleep through. A night light can then be the solution. Helping night lights in creating a calm feeling with children and because night lights give enough light to children are often no longer afraid. The calm feeling and light of the night light are the ideal combination for a good night's sleep from your child. Make it extra fun by choosing a suitable night light with your child!

      1. A warm bath

      2. Another tip that can help to promote your child's night's sleep is taking a nice bath. The warm water helps to relax the muscles and brain so that they can fall asleep faster. Extra tip: use something of lavender oil or lavender bath foam in the bath water, because this scent generates sleep.

        1. Note the temperature in the bedroom

        2. After your child has been in the bath, it's time to go to bed. Research shows that a room temperature between 16 and 18 ° C is best for a good night's sleep - in the first six to eight weeks in children this is a temperature of approximately 20 ° C. Some night lights have the function to measure the room temperature, so you know exactly whether the room is at the right temperature.

          1. The importance of a quiet environment

          2. As the last tip it is good to see if your child's bedroom is set up correctly. Is it dark enough? What about sounds from outside? These are all things you can pay attention to to create the best sleeping environment for your child. A dark space in particular is important here. Your brain makes more melatonin in a dark room, this substance ensures that you sleep better and fall asleep faster.

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