March 11

Help! my child won't go to sleep

I was talking to a distressed mother yesterday.  

Her 5 year old has terrible trouble sleeping at night.  With the support of some of our wonderful friends on Facebook, I have put together some quick tips to help parents who struggle getting their children to sleep.

1  Reduce their sugar content especially in the late afternoon and early evening. 2 Turn off the TV, computers and electronic games at least 2 hours before bedtime. 3  Develop a regular relaxation routine which you stick to. 4  Have a lavender bath half an hour before bedtime. 5  Give them a massage.  You could try drawing specs gently on their face - around the eyes, eyebrows, over the nose and around the back of the ears.  You could also try circling their palm with your thumb. 6  You could say that they will have a surprise waiting for them when they wake up or have a sticker chart and give them a sticker next morning. 7  Read magical stories which encourage their imagination as well as put on a Relax Kids CD such as Superheroes or Princesses CD. If you have any other suggestions, please do feel free to add them.

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