When your child won’t sleep, it can have a big impact on everyone else in the family. It’s not easy dealing with a child who, for one reason or another, struggles to drift off to sleep or to stay asleep after drifting off. It can be a complete and utter nightmare and have a big effect on family life.
The good news is that while struggling with a child that doesn’t sleep well can seem like an awful situation to be in, there are steps that you can take to make it a little easier to get your little one to sleep easier.
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Wondering what these steps are? Below is a guide to some of the simple ways that you can make it easier for your little one to sleep at night.
Seek professional help
If you’re worried about your child not sleeping properly, a good step to take is to seek some professional support. You might have heard about the many benefits of chiropractic care for children, but you might be unaware that helping with sleep can be among them. Another option is to seek support from a child’s sleep coach, to see if they are able to make the process of getting your little one off to sleep a little easier.
Believe it or not, aromatherapy can be extremely powerful and can work as a highly effective tool when it comes to aiding sleep. If you want to make drifting off to sleep a little easier for your little one, bring calming aromatherapy into their bedtime routine.
Lavender is a great scent to aid sleep and it tends to work extremely well when used on kids. There are lots of ways that you can bring lavender into your child’s bedtime routine, from running them a relaxing pre-bedtime lavender bath to using a child-safe lavender sleep spray for their pillow.
Dull their senses
A common reason why kids struggle to sleep or stay asleep is because of disturbances from outside light and noise. This means thinking about how you can ensure that they aren’t being disturbed in the night, making getting a good night’s sleep even harder.
Swap out their regular curtains for black out blinds, to help ensure that no outdoor light makes its way into your child’s room and disturbs their sleep. You could also opt to invest in a white noise machine to help to block out any outdoor noise or look to put in some sound insulation to help your child sleep without outside noises coming in.
Invest in a sleep trainer
Another great step that you could take is to invest in a sleep trainer clock for your child. These clocks can help your child to understand when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to get up, which means if they wake up and look at their child-friendly clock and it’s not time to get up, they will know that they should roll over and go back to sleep.
There you have it, a guide to how you can make it a little easier for your child – and you – to get a good night’s sleep.