The best way, in my opinion, to get your children to sleep is to have a routine. Not keeping a routine can always effect how they go to sleep each night. Establishing a set time to go to bed at night and getting up in the morning you will be able to know exactly how much sleep your child needs to feel refreshed during the day. If they are not tired when you lay them down at night it can become complicated, therefore it is best to start their routine at least an hour before bedtime. This allows them to wind down and will train their mind and body when it is time to go to sleep as this will eventually become a habit for them.
Not only does your child have to feel secure and safe to have peace of mind to be able to relax enough to fall asleep easy. They also need to calm down by having a story read to them, watch a short movie or television show. You can also help them calm down by giving them a warm bath. It is best to have both parents involved in the nightly routine so the children don’t depend on just one parent to put them to bed. As a result, if they wake up during the night they won’t depend on the same parent to put them back to sleep. Once your child is in bed they may also have a blanket or stuffed animal that they want as part of their routine. This helps them rely on themselves to fall asleep and not the parent, so over time if they wake up during the night they can find the comfort and security in the object and not expect a parent to put them back to sleep.
A good plush animal can be stuffed with dried lavender which is an herb that induces sleep. Cloud B Lavender Lab has aromatherapy packets of 100% lavender in the head, back and bottom, which produce aroma for up to five years. To release the aroma gently squeeze the animal. If your child is afraid of the dark and wants a night light, Cloud B Twilight Constellation Turtle projects a complete starry night sky onto the walls and ceiling of any room, making night-time less scary and more fun. Choose from three soothing color options to create a magical, tranquil environment that helps children from age three and up to ease into restful sleep. Cloud B Sleep Sheep has four soothing sounds that help drown out distracting noises and let your children drift into dreamland. Having a plush animal helps a restless child have something to cuddle with while listening to relaxing, repetitive sounds. The four sounds include: a mother’s heartbeat, spring showers, ocean waves and whale songs. Child sleep routine with Cloud B products like Cloud b Sleep Sheep – Four Soothing Sounds From Nature are available at amazon.com and cloudb.com.