As a parent, you are well-aware of how difficult it can be to convince your child to go to sleep. If your child is not fully relaxed, it’s particularly hard for them to go to bed and stay there throughout the night. If you are having a hard time convincing your preschooler to stay in bed all night, read our tips here for some ideas for how to address this problem.

Create a routine

Routine has a powerful effect on children. The consistency allows them to feel safe because they know what to expect. When we go through bedtime routines, it tells our brains it is time to calm down and rest. Whatever routine you decide, stick to it!

Emphasize relaxation

In order to get to sleep, it is important to decompress from the day and relax. Teach your child the importance of relaxation by giving them certain techniques. For example, some children may be calmed by nature sounds or calming music; you may also teach them deep breathing and meditation techniques.

Create a comfortable sleep environment for them

If your child is getting up often throughout the night, it may be because they simply aren’t comfortable in their bed. Creating a cozy, safe space will make it easier for them to fall asleep and stay asleep. Give them comfortable, soft blankets, and consider installing a handrail on the side of their bed so they don’t worry about falling out, increasing their feelings of safety and security.

In our next blog, we will continue to go over some bedtime tips to ensure your preschooler goes to sleep on time, and stays asleep. For a preschool in Tustin, CA, contact Adventures in Learning.