Sleeping is one of the most significant factors for children growth. It is important that parents will be aware of and concern about their children sleep problems and having good quality sleep. 

Parents wish their children having a better quality of sleep. Some parents are anxiety in the evening since their children hardly sleep or easily awake at night-time.

I bring my experience and information about children sleeping problems, causes of sleep problems, and how to handle the children sleep disorders. You may take a free child’s sleep assessment from The Sleep Sense Program which can help you understand your child’s sleep problems.

Small Children Not Sleeping At Night – Is It Normal?

Most of the time a baby not sleeping at night is not about parents’ nurture failure or the child has mental or physical problems. Parents should learn good techniques to manage problems.

You will not miss a free sleep assessment to get ideas about your child’s sleep problems.

Baby or Children Not Sleeping at Night – Parents Can Learn to Handle the Situations

Causes of small children not sleeping at night

It is easier to solve the problems when you know what causes your child’s sleep problems. It is important for parents to find out why your children not sleeping. Possible causes of child sleeping problems may include,

  1. Excessive daytime sleeping.
  2. Improper sleep environment associated with noise and temperature.
  3. Parents play too much with children before bedtime.
  4. Children do not have enough movement during the day. For example, claw or arm and leg movements.
  5. Children feel uncomfortable or ill.
  6. Children feel hungry.

How to Manage Child’s Sleep Problems – Help Your Child or Baby Have Good Sleep at Night

Children are amazing that they are energetic, enthusiastic, and excited about learning new adventures. They are new creatures that ready to absorb things passing to their life at any time.

Parents have important roles to manage a child’s environment and time schedules. I recalled the time that my husband played with our child until late night almost every day because he came home late and that was the time to meet our child. This seems right that a father spends time with his children. I have to agree that parents actually should adjust their schedules for the best of their children, rather than the opposite.

You may experience your child being tired but refuse to sleep. These simple techniques may solve your child’s sleep problems.

  1. Have a certain bedtime schedule every day.
  2. Decrease daytime sleeping.
  3. Have a warm bath before going to sleep. Children will feel relax and get used to that is sleeping time.
  4. Arrange a good bedroom environment such as no loud noise and dim light or dark.
  5. When your child yawns, bring to bed right away.
  6. If your child cries and refuses to sleep, examine your child may feel uncomfortable with fever or diaper. You will take care of that.
  7. Before bedtime, avoid having a fun time with your child.

When you follow all the techniques and they do not work, do not worry too much. Each child is unique and different. You can consult a pediatrician and/or a sleep professional. There are ways in helping your child because you concern and love them.

Improve Child’s Sleep – Baby Tricks

With my experience and discussion with families and friends, I come up with many tips and tricks helping children get better sleep. I wrote a separate blog about “Improve Child’s Sleep – Baby Tricks“. I hope that will be useful to you and your child.

However, when it takes longer in helping your child or you cannot solve the problems, I strongly recommend that you will consult a sleep specialist or a sleep professional who has excellent experience and knowledge can help you.

The Bottom Line

Be mindful that quality and adequate sleep is very much important for children`s brain and body growth. According to the National Sleep Foundation, it is recommended for hours of sleeping for children to young adults:

  • 0 – 3 months: 14 – 17 hours
  • 4 -11 months: 12 – 15 hours
  • 1 – 2 years: 11 – 14 hours
  • 3 – 5 years: 10 – 13 hours
  • 6 -13 years: 9 – 11 hours
  • 14 – 17 years: 8 – 10 hours
  • 18 -25 years: 7 – 9 hours

You may want to follow the next article: Sleep Problems in Children when your babies grow older. I also learned many awesome ideas from The Sleep Sense Program on how to improve a child’s sleep. You can visit this program as well.

I wish you succeed in helping your babies have quality sleep. If you have questions or want to share your experience, I will be happy to hear from you. You can leave your review below or email me at Priscilla@TreatmentOfSleepDisorders.com

All the best for your children,

Priscilla

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