Bedtime can be a frustrating experience for parents of preschoolers, particularly if their child gets out of bed frequently throughout the night. In our previous blog, we began going over some tips to deal with this situation, and in this blog, we will continue.
Don’t let your emotions get the best of you
When you are trying to get your child to sleep, it can be extremely difficult to cope with the frustration. However, you should not take this out on your child by yelling at them. This will only serve to rile your child up when they need to be calming down. Do not undermine your efforts; remain calm.
Check on your child
If your child tends to get out of the bed in the middle of night due to feeling anxious, offer to check on your child every five minutes until they fall asleep. The reassurance that they are not alone will help your child to sleep easier. Eventually, you will be able to ease out of this routine.
Make “monster repellent”
It is common for preschoolers (and some adults!) to be afraid of monsters in the night. To ease this fear, many parents create “monster repellent” by filling a spray bottle with water and an essential oil like lavender. Spray generously at bedtime, and your child can feel at ease that the monsters will stay away.
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