Legal & General employees got some useful sleep advice for their children’s sleep problems during a 2 hour sleep session run by The Sleep Works. One dad-to-be attended to glean some tips for future reference!
We discussed why certain problems occur with children’s sleep, the most common sleep issues for various ages and how to handle them, naps, top tips on how to encourage good sleep, options for sleep training approaches and the key to success for each.
A sneak preview of some of our top tips:
Encourage a connection with a comforter for your child to give them a feeling of security when settling to sleep or if they wake up at night
It’s getting lighter so make the room darker. Invest in the best blackout blinds you can as the darker the environment, the more you give your child the greatest chance at better sleep
Build positive association with your child’s cot or bed. Give them some time each day to play in their cot or bed when it is not sleep time.
Try using white noise to help your child sink into a deeper sleep. Best white noise for sleep is a rough sounding constant noise such as hairdryer or vacuum cleaner sound.
Lots of individual questions from parents including how to stop their 3 year old coming into their bed during the night; how to help their 18 month old fall asleep at bedtime without them being in the room; how to avoid always feeding a baby back to sleep when waking every few hours at night, and many more.
"Why Does My Child Wake Up In The Night?"
We are all wired to wake during the night as we transition between our sleep cycles. However, the problem is not the waking but not having the ability to settle back to sleep independently. Our child sleep guide can help you tackle the causes of these wake ups.
Maryanne established The Sleep Works in 2010. She is a qualified and experienced Sleep Consultant who has helped hundreds of parents with their children’s sleep problems. She also works with adults to educate, support and motivate them to improve their sleep. She gives many talks and workshops on child and adult sleep, has written numerous articles, and has appeared on Channel 4's 'Born Naughty?' show. Find out more about Maryanne and The Sleep Works.