Helping Children Sleep Better Using 6 senses

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Getting children to sleep and staying asleep is like the holy grail, isn’t it? Some night waking and sleep problems are bound to happen and are normal, but there are things we can do to help. Turning off devices and TV an hour before bedtime, a good night time routine and plenty of one on one time and activity during the day can help (more info here), but remember we have five senses, and all of them can be used to assist in getting a restful night’s sleep. The 6th sense is called The Common Sense and is spending time with your child before bed. The Dream pillow is a great way to do this.

We were gifted a Lamby dream pillow from Dream Pillow UK, I gave it to Phoebe, because she worries about having bad dreams at night. I remember myself as a child having a recurring nightmare which was awful. The way the dream pillow works is the child writes down their ideal dream on the cloud notepad, then puts it inside the dream pillow. When they go to sleep with this mindset, they will hopefully have a good dream, or at least go to sleep not worrying about the night ahead. Here’s Lily’s little learners with a video explaining how we can get the five senses to work together for a good night’s sleep.

Her children are so cute! I’m going to try those tips later. How does your bedtime routine look?

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November 12, 2019
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  • Reply Christina Cavanagh

    Saw this video earlier this month….it has taken a couple of weeks but my daughter now doesn’t dream nightmares but dreams about unicorns riding over rainbow bridges. She loves her cute pillow. We found free Alexa sounds so didn’t need to buy an app.

    November 24, 2019 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Paul

    Great tips! My 7 year-old daughter refuses to sleep because she recently developed an interest in reading, and now she reads past her bedtime. She went to a dance workshop held at her school by a choreographer from ‘West End in Schools’ and it was about Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’. She explored the book through dance, movement and language. She’s a book lover since then, but because of that she doesn’t want to sleep.
    I’ll be sure to try these tips out, they might be able to help. Have a great day, cheers!

    Paul

    December 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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