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Experts dealing with "children's subjects" have different opinions on the ways of daily child care. Despite many differences, most agree that routine is extremely important. The constant rhythm of the day makes the child feel safe and calm. He knows what to expect. And the repetition of certain elements of the day gives him knowledge of the world in which everything is initially new and alien.
However, routine is sometimes considered by many parents to be an insignificant fad that a few can afford. In our crazy world it's hard to live according to plan, especially when treated rigidly and inflexiblely. Proponents of routine emphasize, however, that this is not a form of slavery, but rather mapping a certain schedule of the day in such a way that each family member can feel safe. In such a understood routine there is a place for spontaneous trips and occasional later going to sleep, but at the same time sticking to the pre-adopted scenario.
It may be different for everyone. For many parents, it looks like this - dinner, bathing, time to cuddle, read, kiss goodnight and sleep. It's not just routine that counts, but consistency. In addition, flexibility. There are days like this - illness, changes in the child's life - when you need to bend the rules a bit.
No cartoons on TV before bedtime
Many parents note a simple relationship - the relationship between watching TV and stimulation in children. That is why it is often decided to give up watching TV at bedtime. And you either give up fairy tales at all, or watch them in the afternoon instead of the evening.
If you also notice that your child finds it difficult to agree on one fairy tale, he asks for another after watching the first one, he experiences very much what he watches, maybe he is very excited or afraid, consider the possibility of not watching fairy tales in the evening.
Physical activity, preferably in the fresh air
Children have a great need for movement. Depending on your age, it may prevent you from sitting still. Such a toddler hangs around eating, has trouble playing on the carpet, constantly interrupts his activity, can't decide what to do. A couple of babies often wear it, parents are often irritated, not understanding what is happening.
Meanwhile, the solution is simple - enable meeting the natural need for movement. Rounds on the bike, fun at the playground, home gymnastics will be great. However, not just before bedtime, but preferably in the morning or afternoon. Movement is necessary for healthy child development. Practiced in the open air allows you to oxygenate and, consequently, sleep better.
Mute one hour before bedtime
Some adults can fall asleep as soon as they leave the loud disco, but most children have a problem with it. The younger the child, the more important is excess stimulus. Of course, you don't need loud music and colorful lights, sometimes a noisy toy is enough, guests visit, acquire new skills.
The more it happens just before bedtime, the more exciting the activity, the more difficult your child will fall asleep. Therefore, it is a good habit to introduce the habit of "silencing" an hour before going to bed. At this time, it's worth deciding to have fun, quiet activities, listen to calm melodies and function in slow motion.
A lot of hugs
Time is not rubber. However, it is worth ensuring to devote some time to each child during the day. The idea is to be with the toddler one-on-one, play, listen and cuddle. Time for each child separately allows the children to recharge their batteries, which allow them to fall asleep and "survive" several hours without a parent.
The more full these internal "reservoirs of love" are, the less likely a child will be to demand a long-term parent's company when falling asleep and at night when the toddler wakes up.