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7 Consejos para una buena noche de sueño

7 Consejos para una buena noche de sueño

Bedtime can be the hardest time of the day for parents and their young children. Young children are so full of energy and curiosity. It's hard to calm them down.
 
Babies need approximately 10 hours of sleep each night. They also need a nap. A good night's sleep helps your child stay alert and physically better the next day.
 
Try the following tips to help your young child develop good sleep habits:
 
1. Talk about the following.
Talk with your child about the routine of each night. Example: "Dinner time is early, play for a few minutes and then it's time to go to the bathroom." Ask him what book he wants to read tonight. Remind your child that bedtime will be coming soon.
 
2. Lower the activity level.
Videos close to bedtime cause too much stimulation. Do not play with your child after your bath. Bath time starts the process of calming down. Simple, familiar books at bedtime help your child calm down.
 
3. Start early.
You and your child should take time to enjoy the early evening routine early. Spend a little extra time when your child needs. Talk about your day and the plans for tomorrow.
 
4. Be consistent.
Follow a routine. Make bedtime always at the same time each night. Even when you are away from home, keep the same routine. If you are away from your child, make sure that the caregivers know your routine.
 
5. Do not let your child sleep in the same bed with you.
This can make it harder for him to fall asleep when he is alone.
 
6. Do not return to your child's room each time he calls.
Instead, try the following:
• Wait a minute before going to your room. This gives you a chance to fall asleep on your own.
• Calm down, but do not play or turn on the light.
• Remind him that you are close. Every time you go to reassure him, do it from far away from bed.
• Keep reminding you that it is time to go to sleep.
 
7. Be patient.
Tired as you can be, you are the most important person in your child's life. Try to be understanding and not be negative towards your child.