Are you tensed about your kid’s sleeping routine? struggling to get him bed in time. Do not yell on them. follow the tips for make them feel that sleeping is important and get them to bed.

Kids now a day are busy as the adults- growing with tight schedule and getting fewer hours for sleeping properly.  Their day starts with early school. After school they rush to home and gets busy with after school activities such as dancing or painting lesson, study under privet tutor, doing homework. They have to do other daily activities like bath, eat, play and in this busy routine and end of the day they crawl into the bed to set their head and body that they can repeat it again tomorrow.  But how many parents think about their kids’ enough, proper and sound sleep?

Sleeping is not such minor part of their busy life. Moreover, they should get enough and proper and sound sleep to maintain their body and mind fit for their day long

How much sleep is enough for kids?

The sleep foundation bought out a guideline considering how many hours is needed for the children to sleep in a period of 24 hours.

  • Newborns, age range birth to 2 months: 10.5 – 18 hours
  • Infants, age range 3 to 11 months: 9-12 hours
  • Toddlers age range 1 to 3 years: 12-14 hours
  • Preschoolers, age 3 to 5 years: 11-13 hours
  • School- age range 5-12 years: 10-11 hours
  • Adolescent, age range 12 to 18 years: at least 8 1/2 hours

Not every child who is struggling to get enough and proper sleep shows the symptom of being sleep deprived.  Sleep deprivation may cause rapid mood swing, whine, hyperactivity, sluggish response times, learning complications, and weight difficulties.


Tips for child’s proper and enough sleep

Now, let’s have a look on some tips for your young busy boy’s enough end proper sleep.

  1. Create and follow a consistent sleep plan from an early age – inspire nap timetables for young children and unchanging sleep time for older children
  2. Encourage a relaxing bed time routine – warm bath, reading, soft lighting. relaxing background music
  3. Keep a soothing and calming nap environment – nonchalant, silent, and dim.
  4. Allow for some of free down phase – no planned doings like game or other extra-curricular deeds through this phase
  5. Morning and mid-day natural open-air light exposure – rest is definitely a good thing! Spending time at outdoors really benefits to develop child’s sleep at night.
  6. Switch off all the electronics and devices they use at least 30 minutes before going to bed. – TV and video games offer too much exhilaration to allow child to sufficiently wind down for sleep time
  7. Explain children the significance of enough and proper sleep routines for a dynamic body and mind. Sleep is worthy for general physical and mental development.
  8. If you notice any sign in your kid which is addressing issues of anxiety or misery that are disturbing their sleep, try to speak about the problems and find whether they need any professional help to overcome this issue.
  9. For being sure that your kid is getting enough, proper and sound sleep and they do not have any sleep disorder, visit to the doctor and do regular checkups.
  10. Avoid meals before bedtime. Try to give them a cup of worm milk, light snakes or fruits.


There is no doubt about the importance of enough, proper and sound sleep whether you are 8 or 80. This is the time when our body builds regains energy and brain to process information. Notice your kid’s everyday routine and behavior and find weather they are struggling to sleep well or not.  To be sure about their perfect sleep, maintain regular bedtime schedule and activities.

বাংলাদেশের প্রথম এবং একমাত্র সায়েন্স কিট অন্যরকম বিজ্ঞানবাক্স আপনার সন্তানের অবসর সময় সুন্দর করবে, এবং তার মেধা বিকাশে সাহায্য করবে। বিস্তারিত জানতে এখানে ক্লিক করুন।

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