Dream catchers can assist your child in getting rid of bad dreams and promoting positive ones. If you are looking for one, make sure you support a Native American business and buy them authentically from these communities. Dream catchers have a rich cultural history and meaning, the importance of which you can explain to your child, so they understand its roots and cherish it.
Bring in some twinkly, bright and beautiful lights. If they are scared of the dark but too old for a nightlight, fairy lights are the perfect compromise. It means if they awake during the night, they won’t panic and can fall back to sleep that bit easier.
From adorable bunnies to cute dogs, nightlights come in such a large variety of animals, shapes and sizes – nothing like they were in our day! So sit down with your child and pick one together. You can also find ones that will have heartbeats. The repetitive nature of the beat will help to encourage sleep, similar to counting sheep.
Cuddly Toys & Comfort Blankets
If you had a favourite teddy or blanket when you were little, you will understand the comfort behind this sleep tip. During the night, if your child wakes up after a bad dream or just a disturbance, having a blanket or teddy close by can provide them with a sense of comfort, and they won’t be hopping out of their bed and into yours.
Sleep Under the Stars
Light up their ceiling with stars and space to ease them into a good night’s sleep. Connect the ceiling light to your classical music and watch the night’s sky dance and glide to the rhythm. You can set it for an hour or two, and it will automatically turn off once the timer is up.
Clear Up Distractions
When everyone is tired, the last thing you may want to do is tidy up your kids’ bedroom floors. However, spending 10 minutes putting toys and distractions away might save you hours in the long run. Big distractions such as devices should be kept in another room entirely. That way, they won’t be tempted to get out of bed to go and play.