Toddlers have the energy of four adults put together. They need relaxation techniques or strategies to help them calm down to enable them to go to sleep.Even when it is bedtime, they are still active and refuse to go to bed. According to NYU LAGONE HEALTH, children need about 8 hours of sleep up to about age 10.
I remember on a camping trip my sister-in-law said she wished she had energy like a toddler, as she watched the kids tirelessly jumped from one activity to another. It might seem like your young child does absolutely nothing but play all day, he's working really difficult and by no ways is his life hassle-free. All this activity is bound to make for an exhausted young child.
If you find his regular play or favorite activities are irritating him, he's most likely overtired and in need of peaceful and restorative sleep. Physical exhaustion, enjoyment, and tension build up till he does not understand he's tired. It is up to you as a parent to assist him to figure out how to stop and rest. You can help make the shift from busy, active, energetic day to tranquil, and peaceful night by luring him to sleep with quiet activities at night after supper. Coloring a photo, taking a seat and watching a favorite, but quiet, video, checking out books, singing, quiet play at bath time, or singing lullabies together helps your toddler detach and begin winding down.
If this is done within the structure of a constant bedtime routine, your young child will come to associate these activities with bedtime and discover them soothing and he'll have the ability to quickly acknowledge when bedtime takes place.It's also important to unwind with your toddler. If he sees you busy in the cooking area cleansing, outside gardening, or doing other hectic activities in the evenings, he'll be likely to want to do the very same, making the bedtime routine frustrating for everyone involved.
After the toddler has laid down, parents can unwind with something soothing like reading a book, watching movies or catching up on work on the computer. There should not be unnecessary hassling and bustling around the house which will keep the toddler awake. He/she might be curious and would want to know what is making the noise, therefore getting out of bed.
Toddlers enjoy cuddling, whether with their parents or toys. Parents can get their toddlers teddy bears or night lights to keep them company while they sleep. Lullabies also help to soothe and calm them before they finally fall asleep.
What are some of the techniques you use/used as a parent to help your toddlers go to sleep