Listed below are a few other measures to adopt to make sure that the child gets enough sleep -
Maintain a Sleep Schedule: Set a set time when your child has to be on the bed to sleep. It is correct that kid will not dodge off as soon as he gets to bed, someday it may take 10 minutes, at other times even an hour. But when the habit of getting to bed at the same time is followed for a few days the rhythm will be set and it will get easier for him to fall asleep and the sleep will be sound.
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Physical Exertion: A tired body and mind, sleep the best. So make sure that the child indulges in some physical activity throughout the day, so that the exertion leads to the body demanding rest. This will help him sleep for long once he hits the bed.
Keep the Room Warm and comfortable: It helps immensely if the bed is made properly, with fresh clean mattresses spread, and complete silence is maintained. Make sure no outside light enters the room, the curtains are drawn and lights are dim. Entering such a space automatically sets the mood for a cozy sleep.
Use a Nightlight: When talking about putting a child to sleep, it would be a good idea to consider using a nightlight. Sleeping in a pitch dark room can be a little problematic for the child. If he wakes up in the middle of the night, it might scare him and create difficulty in falling back to sleep again. So a little light (0 Watt bulb) might make him feel more safe and secure and ensure enough sleep.
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Don’t roam around or make noises in the room: Once the child is asleep, do not disturb it by roaming around, or making noises. Keep the door shut and restrict movements in the room. Also do not rush to him, if you hear mild noises, it is quite natural for anyone to toss around or make slight noises when in sleep. It is no reason to disturb or wake them up.