The 5 tips for good sleep
Decorate the bed for sleeping. Make the bed a cozy place, where the child has all their favorite teddybears, so they don't have to run around and look for them when it's time to sleep.
Ensure high air quality and temperature. Air out the room before bedtime, so the air is fresh. Try to reach a temperature between 15-22 degrees in the room, becuase if the room is too hot, it can be hard to fall asleep.
Keep the room dark or with a dimmed light source.
Slow down in the evenings. Try to do things in the evenings that doesn't require too much energy.
So switch out the wild games, such as playing catch, tickle fights etc. with slower and more relaxing activities, such as reading, drawing, cuddling on the sofa or reading a book.
If the child experiences an adrenalin rush right before bedtime it can be extremely difficult to fall asleep.
Find the perfect routine for bedtime. You have definitely heard this one before – but it is important, finding this routine. What isn’t important is the order – if the pyjamas are on before the teeth are being brushed or not. Here, you have to figure out what is best for you.
The routine should be relaxing for all parties involved, even though it can sometimes feel like a bit of a challenge.
- Go to bed at the same time everyday. When the child goes to bed at the same time everyday, the body will get used to it and automatically be tried at that time and ready for sleep.
How much sleep does a child need?
Children have different need for sleep depending on their age. Especially during the first year the infant will have a large need for sleep. These hours are only guidance and covers both naps and nighttime.
|1-4 weeks||15-18 hours|
|1-12 months||14-15 hours|
|1-3 years||12-14 hours|
|3-6 years||10-12 hours|
|7-12 years||9-11 hours|
Read more about why sleep is important right here.
Are you thinking about redecorating the kids room?
If you are considering it, have a look at this article. Here can you get inspiration on how to make the room more durable.