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Three More Sleep Mistakes That Parents Often MakeOctober 31, 2013
In last weeks article about 3 common sleep mistakes that parents ame we covered things like putting children to bed to late, relying on motion to get a child to sleep and overstimulation. In this weeks article we add to the list of parental no-no’s with skipping routine, inconsistency and moving a child to a “big kids bed” too soon.
Mistake 1: Skipping the bedtime routine
Did you know? You can create any routine you like for your child. Just make sure it's a series of relaxing steps that happen in the same order at about the same time every night.
Mistake 2: Inconsistency
Remember that your child won't be able to understand why sometimes you move him into his own bed and other times you let him stay in yours. He'll simply start throwing tantrums until you let him spend the night with you, every night...
If you find yourself in this situation, ease your child out of your bed gently and sit next to his bed as he falls asleep. Then after a few nights stand in the doorway, before leaving the room completely. You’ll also need to explain that when it's time to sleep he must sleep in his bed. Remain firm but kind and your entire family will reap the benefits of a healthy nights sleep.
Mistake 3: Moving to a big bed too soon
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