At this stage, with growing changes within and without, your child is most likely to have problem sleeping. Like every other aspect, sound sleep is an important aspect for his proper growth and development, and hence, helping your child learn good sleep habits is teaching your child to fall asleep on their own.
What you need to know
But even the best sleepers sometimes need a little extra assistance, which is where sleep aids come in. These techniques range from a teddy bear to a glass of warm milk, but all share the common purpose of helping your child get to sleep. Look below to find a sleep aid that's right for you and your child.
Sleep aid options
Many children get disoriented and upset when they wake up at night in a dark room and can't see anything they recognize. Luckily, a simple night light reassures your child that they are in familiar surroundings and helps the child settle back to sleep. Get in the habit of flipping it on as you're getting your child ready for bed. Any kind will do, though some fancy models include a music player you can attach to your child’s bed. Whatever routine works for your family is fine, as long as you do it in the same order and at the same time every night. Setting and sticking to a consistent bedtime on weekdays and weekends alike is key to establishing good sleep habits.