Amanda Jenner, a parenting expert, is a global specialist in potty training and toddlers. Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to Potty Training Magic author Amanda Jenner about a variety of parenting issues, including how to get your child to sleep through the night.
Amanda, who has 34.8K Instagram followers @expertamandajenner said that creating a calm and relaxed sleep environment is crucial. To boost children’s development and to protect their health, sleep is vital.
Research shows that children who sleep enough are more likely to learn, be better at memory and attention, behave better and have better mental and physical health. The sleep requirements of children vary depending on their age. Babies between 12 and 12 months old should get at least 12 to 15 hours sleep each night.
Two- and three-year-olds can sleep for up to 11 hours a day with a few naps. Three- and four-year-olds have different sleep needs. Some may need to sleep between 8 and 14 hours. Others might need to sleep in the morning. Amanda shared four key tips to help children fall asleep through the night. They include spending time before bed with your child and creating a routine.
Make your bedroom a relaxing place
Amanda advised Express.co.uk readers to “Use your bedroom and bed for resting.” Make sure toys are all put away to avoid distractions. The bedroom should be calm and peaceful at bedtime. This will encourage a restful and calm sleep.
They should be dressed comfortably
Comfortable clothes can wake up children in the night and cause them to be restless, especially if it is too warm. Amanda said: “Don’t overdress them as if they are too hot this will make them have a restless night.”
She is a content creator and shares her “mom” life on TikTok @healthnutnutrition. There she has 13K followers. Nikole has a few tricks and techniques that help Sage sleep.
Sleep sacks are wearable blankets that can keep babies warm and allow them to move throughout the night. There are many ways that the mom can make her baby’s room as comfortable as possible.
To help her daughter sleep better, she uses a sound system and blackout blinds. She said, “I like it to be nice and dark.” “I like blackout curtains, so dark is what I mean. This keeps it black until they wake up.
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