Does your child faces difficulties trying to fall asleep at night? Well, fret not! Here are some of the easy steps you as a parent can take to help your child get a good night of sleep!
1. Include A Lamp
Night-time fear is common among children. And this night-time fear is closely associated to fear of the dark. If you're wondering how to tackle night-time fear that your child has been having, try putting a lamp in your child's room. It might just be the thing that your child needs to feel secure and to ease him/her to sleep. The choice of lamp is important too, especially since it'll be placed in a kid's bedroom. For safety reasons, get a lamp that does not heat up easily to the extent that it will feel exceptionally hot on the surface. To add on, if you get your child involved in choosing the lamp for his/her room, she/he will more likely feel at ease and happier.
2. Choice Of Paint Colour
Did you know that colours can affect your child's sleep? So choose your paint colour wisely! Here's a tip: pick colours that are known to be calming and soothing like lighter shades of blue. And stay away from bright and strong colours like red, yellow or purple. You can use these colours for room decor instead to add a tinge of colour. You'll see that you can still create a vibrant and cheery room without having bright-coloured walls.
3. Choice Of Wall And Ceiling Decor
When it comes to wall and ceiling decor like wall decal, wallpaper, paintings etc, the trick is to strike a balance. Choose wall and ceiling decor that are cheery yet restful at the same time. Avoid strong and bold wall decor and ceiling decor as these attention-grabbing decor can affect your child's sleep. Here's a tip: if you're worried that having wallpaper or wall decal all over the room may look too much, have it only on one wall, just like this room.
4. Hide The Mirrors
Mirror is another room decor that can affect your child's sleep as they might find it disturbing to sleep opposite a mirror. Here's a tip: if you've already gotten a closet with in-built mirror, cover it with a throw or add curtains to cover it at night.
5. Hide The Toys
Having toys within your child's reach and sight can be one of the main distractions that is preventing him/her from sleeping. Organise the toys by keeping them in boxes or bins and place them behind the door or under the bed... wherever that helps to keep the toys away from your child's sight.
6. Get Rid Of The Clutter
Observe your child and see if it's the mess in his/her room that is keeping him/her from sleeping. When a bedroom is in a mess, some children may feel anxious and overwhelmed. For an easy fix to this problem, get the room organised like giving away things that your child no longer needs, getting waste bins or getting storage boxes for better organisation.
7. End It Off With A Check-In
End every night with a check in your child's bedroom to see if there's anything that might prevent your child from sleeping. Solve any issues like turning on the air-conditioner if it's too hot or turning on the lamp to combat night-time fear.