7 Tips for Better Sleep for Your Child

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Everyone benefits from a good night's sleep. Children also need to learn how to unwind at the end of the day with an uninterrupted period of restorative sleep. For some children, this comes easily. For others, it may mean a night of counting sheep and difficult morning rises. Break the poor sleep cycle with these 7 tips for better sleep for your child.

Tip #1 - Develop a Bedtime Ritual

A consistent bedtime ritual is a great way to get better sleep. Children especially thrive on routines, so help your child establish one that they can look forward to at the end of a long day.

Keep in mind that you don't want a bedtime ritual that is too complicated or takes more than an hour. A good timeframe to establish a bedtime ritual is one that starts 1/2 hour or an hour before bedtime.

Preferably, you want to establish a bedtime ritual that includes time with you, the parent. This gives your child a sense of security. It is something they can look forward to each and every night.