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how can i help my children wind down before bed?

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Dr. ChristieLynne Williamson
11 years experience Pharmacology
Sleepy Children: Just like adults, kids need a calm, quiet environment to go to bed at night. It's important to set good sleep habits in kids and follow a routine. This can include no eating after dinner and setting and sticking to a bedtime. Try turning off the tv an hour before bed and reading a book to a child, giving a warm bath (i love johnson's lavender baby bath!), warm milk or soft singing. Best of luck!
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Quiet, dark: Routine, routine, routine, as similar every night as possible. The environment should ideally become progressively more dark and quiet beginning as early as dinner. Avoid stimulating tv shows or video games. Limit sugars and eliminate any caffeine. Bathing just before bed can help. As with adults, separating stressful events, like frustrating homework, from bedtime can help.
Answered on Sep 6, 2019
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