Fear of the dark is one of the most common fears for children. And for them, bedtime can be a complete nightmare! Most of them, can take hours to go to sleep and can wake up throughout the night due to their fears. One of the most important ways to help them is to first validate their fear, don’t discount them: When children’s cognitive abilities expand so does their imagination!
But, how to face it? If simple reassurance doesn’t work, try to give them a special toy with light to stand guard at night. That’s what they will get with Lumiluvs: they’ll feel empowered if their favorite toy makes light and if in addition, it is accessible to them, so they can switch the light on whenever they need.
And which factors are necessary to create a sleep inducing environment? A quiet and cool bedroom. Unless our children prefer music or some background sound to fall asleep, they’ll need silence to sleep well. About the temperature, melatonin levels help to regulate the drop of internal body temperature needed to sleep, but you can help regulate the external temperature. It’s easy: don’t clothe too much your children with blankets or set the heat too high. A little cooler is even better to promote deep sleep.
Sometimes we do not want to assume it, but our body needs routines to work better. Try your child go to bed at the same time every night, or in a time slot. If his body gets used to a schedule, he will be ready to sleep for himself. Help it with other relaxing thing they can do just before bedtime: taking a warm shower, reading, listening to quiet music. And of course, goodnight kisses to end up the routine!