Three ways to help your child get enough sleep
1.Make your child comfortable
While it's tempting to tuck your infant in with cozy-looking blankets, soft bedding is a suffocation hazard and has been strongly linked to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). To keep your baby warm , it's best to use sleep sack or baby blankets rather than comforters . If you decide to use a blanket, choose a thin one and tuck it in securely around the foot and sides of the mattress, reaching only up to your baby's chest.
Start by choosing a safe crib that meets modern crib safety standards. If it's borrowed or bought used, be extra careful: Read up on how to buy a crib to be sure it's acceptable. And select a firm mattress that fits tightly in the crib. You should not be able to fit two fingers between the mattress and the side of the crib.
2.Start the bedtime routine earlier.
None of us can go right from a physically or mentally intense activity right to sleep. If bedtime is 9:00 pm, that means that your child needs to start winding down between 8 and 8:30 so that they are ready to actually fall asleep at 9.
3.Keep the same sleep routines on weekends and vacations.
A little leeway is okay, like staying up an hour or so later if your child can and will sleep later in the morning (if you have one of those kids who is up at dawn no matter what, staying up later may not work out so well). It throws our bodies off when our sleep schedules change; we do much better when they stay the same.
Remember, too, that children pay more attention to what we do than what we say. If you make your own sleep a priority, you will set a good example for your child — and feel better yourself.
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