tips for getting kids to sleep

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tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby sunflowerseed84 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:59 am

any ideas how to get ur kids to have good sleeping habits?

my elder kid is always very active at nite (aft 9pm) and he refused to stay in bed when its sleeping hours... :stompfeet:

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby jasmine.tea » Fri May 27, 2011 12:08 pm

try playing some soothing music? how is condition of the room? is he sleeping alone?

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby dex5er » Fri May 27, 2011 5:27 pm

mine too! i worry if they can concentrate well in school if not enough rest

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby MummyThreeStreams » Fri May 27, 2011 5:29 pm

How old is your child and does he nap in the day?

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby SBKS » Fri May 27, 2011 5:37 pm

what I learnt is that a few hours before sleeping, try not to do anythig exciting for ur kid. or things that ur kid will feel excited about.

then comes food, soothing food such as non fried can be a start.

then come sleeping environment. soothing music as suggested, reward system, explain to them. best is all sleep together to show support.

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby jasmine.tea » Mon May 30, 2011 12:16 pm

SBKS wrote:what I learnt is that a few hours before sleeping, try not to do anythig exciting for ur kid. or things that ur kid will feel excited about.

then comes food, soothing food such as non fried can be a start.

then come sleeping environment. soothing music as suggested, reward system, explain to them. best is all sleep together to show support.


i tried to create a routined, ideal sleeping environment by dimming the lights and playing some light spa music in the room. seems to be working better when ur kids are more relaxed.

works for my insomina too. :snooze:

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby poppy15 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:56 pm

depending on the age of the child, simple bedtime routine can be introduced, eg: a warm glass of milk, warm shower, light music, story telling or maybe a walk ard the neighbourhood. :smile:

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby jasmine.tea » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:27 pm

walk ard the neighbourhood?! i myself won't have the energy to do that i guess. lol.

i scare drink milk later nite will go pee. haha

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby sunflowerseed84 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:24 pm

just wondering what kind of soothing music you all play? classical or those spa music lol.

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Re: tips for getting kids to sleep

Postby poppy15 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:41 pm

sunflowerseed84 wrote:just wondering what kind of soothing music you all play? classical or those spa music lol.


i played for them nursery songs but those slow going ones like over the rainbow or somewhere out there or chinese ones like 快乐天堂, then slowly i turn down the volume when i see they are more or less sound asleep. :wink:

but now they are older le, donch really need nursery songs; just give them a firm stare & they auto know what to do :lol:

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