Saturday, May 25, 2013
Regular Bedtime a Smart Choice
Soothing routines are best - warm baths, snacks, choosing stories and reading them in a dim room. Children are unique, and the routine should best match their personalities. Consistency is key, and so is teamwork - involve the entire family in bedtime. It's not going to be easy if there are people who aren't settling down during bedtime, at least until the younger ones are down for the night. If you feel like you're doing everything right, yet your child seems tired during the day or naps frequently, then a trip to the pediatrician might be in order. Sleep problems are usually easily treated, so talk to your doctor if you notice breathing changes, difficulty falling asleep, nighttime waking or anything else out of the ordinary about your child's sleep. Make it a good night!