I think all children go through the stage of having trouble sleeping. And once your kid is having sleep trouble, it can be a nightmare for you. After all, you can be upstairs for ages trying to soothe your little one to sleep. And you might end up getting up several times in the night. In fact, it can feel like you have a newborn all over again! But if you would like your bed back, there are some ways to calm your child’s fears. Therefore, here is how to say farewell to your child’s bedtime fears.
Get a night light
It’s often the lack of light which can scare your little one when it’s time to bed. After all, for some kids, they don’t like to sleep in complete darkness. And they end up trying to get into bed with you rather than sleep without light in their bedroom. But to ensure bedtime goes to plan, you should get your kid a night light. After all, this will ensure there is some light in your child’s room. And it can help ease their sleep woes if they have a comforting night light. It can also save some energy if you go for a night light rather than leaving the hall light on the whole night. After all, this can waste a ton of electric which can see your bill soaring high.
Opt for a cozy blanket and teddy
Your child might not like sleeping in their room as they don’t like to be alone. In fact, it often results in them returning back downstairs as they can’t sleep. And it can mean you end up having to sit upstairs for ages trying to get them to go to sleep. But there are a couple of things you can get to help them sleep. For one thing, a blanket can help your child to feel cozy in bed. After all, they can cuddle up to it, and it can help them feel less nervous. Often, it can feel homely too, so it will help them go to sleep. You might even want to look into getting a comforter for their bed. In fact, if you look online, you can find a custom sized, custom filled down comforter which will give the bed the extra comfort it needs to help your child get to sleep quickly. And don’t forget to tuck your little one in with their favorite teddy. That way, they will feel less scared in bed.
Put on soothing music in the bedroom
It’s often the dead silence which brings fear to your child. Therefore, if you want to ensure bedtimes are not a nightmare, you should put some soothing music in the bedroom. It might be some quiet nursing rhymes which will soothe your little one to sleep. Or you can even get some bedtime songs which you can play through your phone in their room to help them sleep. And you can always turn this off once your little one has fallen asleep when you check on them!
And as long as your child is old enough, you could let them have a pet in their room. After all, the presence of a cat or dog can reduce anxiety and ensure they have a good night’s sleep.