Top 10 Tips To Get Your Kiddo To Sleep
We know the basics: have a bedtime routine, warm baths, soothing music, etc. But many of our kids still struggle with sleep problems. If your kiddo has trouble nodding off, perhaps it’s time to try a scientific approach. Tricking her body into producing sleep hormones, or providing it with proteins that promote sleep, may work better than any gadget or lullaby.
Here are a few methods to try that could help your child fall asleep faster.
Get Rid of the Blues
Phones, TVs, tablets, computers, and pretty much every screen all emit a blue light reminiscent of daylight, and the more your child looks at it, the more her body will respond as if itâ€™s daytime. Limiting the amount of screen time, especially at bedtime, can help. Some tablets and smart phones have apps that filter out blue lights, and computers can be fitted with a screen that does the same thing. Also be sure that any night lights have a red glow, not green, white, or blue.
Katie Quirk is a mom of two, a boy and a girl. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA.