Friday, 27 January 2012

Sleep is important - some of my tips for getting children to sleep

I am someone that needs my sleep and without it I am groggy and snappy.. just ask my husband!

I usually sleep well unless of course my children are unsettled.  Here are 3 of my best tips to encourage children to get a good nights you get a good nights sleep!

1) Make sure the room is at a comfortable temperature of around 15C to 22C (59F to 71F) so children are not covering and uncovering themselves and waking up.

2) Avoid stimulation before bedtime so no games of Hide and Seek or Peekaboo! Relaxing and having quiet time before sleep can help them settle better in bed.

3) A bath or massage with a lavender based oil or bubble bath can sooth babies and children. Lavender is well known for its relaxing effects.

 Childrens beds from Time 4 Sleep

If you are looking for a new bed for your child there are a great selection of childrens beds from Time 4 Sleep. I especially love the football bed (see above) on their website!