Sleep helps children grow up healthy and strong. Preschoolers typically sleep about 10 to 12 hours during each 24-hour period, but there is no reason to be rigid in regards to what specific times they should take those 10 or 12 hours needed. At this stage, the important thing is to help your child develop good sleep habits. A routine for going to bed is a good way to ensure that your preschooler get enough sleep. Here are some points to keep in mind when you establish such a routine:
- Include a period of quiet for about thirty minutes before bedtime.
- Set a specific time to sleep, alerting properly to your child a half hour before and 10 minutes before the agreed time.
- Set fixed times for going to bed, get up and take a nap.
- Keep hours of play and eating times consistent.
- Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, when approaching the hour of sleep.
- The room should be quiet, cozy and conducive to sleep.
- Use the bed only for sleeping— not for play or for watching tv.
- Limit foods and drinks before bedtime.
- Let your child choose what pajamas you want to sleep, what stuffed animal you need to take to bed, etc
- See the listening to slow music and nice before bedtime.
- Put your child affectionately to reaffirm a sense of security.
Objects such as stuffed animals and blankets also can help your child to feel safe and secure. If your child does not have a favorite toy and go to bed has become a constant difficulty, then it will be worth searching together for a warm blanket and soft or a stuffed animal.
It is very important to be able to establish this routine in the little house, listening to music helps your child to calm down and induce sleep, with a toy that can help to this routine.
If you are concerned about the sleep patterns of your child) talk to your doctor. Although there is not a unique way of raising a child with good sleep patterns, the majority of children(as) have the ability to sleep well and to solve any related problem. The key is to establish, from an early age and healthy patterns for sleep.