Do you find yourself fighting to get even a few hours sleep each night. As a mom of five I feel your pain but better than that, I know the solution. I know how to make sure that when you finally get to sleep you’re not opening your eyes five minutes later. I know how to make sure you get the rest that means one night won’t age you five years. I bet you want to know my secrets to a silent night in a home with a fully family. Well, I’m happy to share!
Tire Them Out Before Bed
One of the problems these days is that kids often aren’t that tired at bedtime. They haven’t done enough through the day and instead of exercising, they’ve been watching TV or playing games online. You’ll usually find this is a problem with the older child, anywhere above the age of thirteen. So, you never get to sleep because you have to check in on them and make sure they are resting before a full day of school. The struggle is real! The solution is to make sure that they are tired before they go to bed. Kick them out of the house and get them to go play outside with their friends. Run them around the garden a few times or be creative. A marathon game of hide and seek certainly sucks all their energy away before it’s time for a snooze. Don’t forget you need to make sure you’re tired out too. So either join in or make sure you’re doing some exercise before you hit the hay.
Tech And Gear
You should really remove any tech and gear from your kid's room before you send them off to bed. I know what you’re thinking. How on earth do you manage to take all the tech away from four young boys? Start a routine and stick to it because the fact is that the laptop, tablet and phone all produce electromagnetic energy. This has been scientifically proven to disrupt sleeping patterns. You might want to think about that next time you’re looking at blogs in bed late at night.
The Tools For The Job
Of course, your kids are only going to get a good night of rest if the bed is comfy enough. If it isn’t, they are going to be tossing and turning all night. That’s going to mean you are kept awake with them, telling them to get to sleep. That’s why you need to make sure each little head in your home is resting on a down pillow. Choosing a down pillow will ensure that the bed is comfy, cosy and perfect for undisturbed slumber.
Finally, in the early years, most parents find they struggle at bedtime because they don’t have a routine. Kids don’t know when they’re supposed to go to bed. So, if one night you keep them up late don’t be surprised if they want to do the same the next. You must stick to your routine in the evenings and only break it when absolutely necessary.