Sleepy Magic

Sleepy Magic: A Magical Step-By-Step Night-Time Ritual for Calm, Connected and Conscious Children Kindle Edition

Sleepy Magic is a beautiful book that banishes those sleepless nights and strengthens your relationship, while nurturing stillness and self-worth in your children. It is a simple night-time sleep ritual that combines meditation, affirmations, imagination, and an essential breathing technique. It provides parents tools for calm, connected and conscious children.

SOAIY Color Changing Led Night Light

SOAIY Color Changing Led Night Light Lamp & Realistic Aurora Star Borealis Projector for Children and Adults as Sleep Aid Light, Decorative Light, Mood Light in Kids Room, Bedroom, Living Room (White)

  • Project realistic aurora borealis and nebular light on ceiling or wall (as shown in the pictures on the left when the hemispherical cover is removed), create an enjoyable and relaxing bedtime experience for children, soothe and comfort kids to sleep, also perfect for adults to attain a relaxing and calming effect
  • Eight light projection modes, red, blue, green, and multicolor, choose what you want depend on your mood
  • Built-in speaker, volume adjustable, you can plug in an iPod, iPhone, MP3 or other device and play lullaby music, relaxing, meditation music through the projector while watching the patterns at night
  • Automatic shut off after 1 hour, you can go to sleep with it and it will shut down on it¡¯s own, really convenient in kids bedroom
  • 45 degree tilt, allow you to project the light straight up or point in a different direction, convenient for you to cover a larger area and get the wide panoramic effect

How Do I Teach My Child to Sleep Alone?

By Katie Stuhler from

Eliminate Distractions

Remove televisions, computers, and other electronic devices from your tot’s room to create an environment that is conducive to sleep. “The stimulation associated with watching TV or playing video games and the light from computer and TV screens both make it much more difficult to fall asleep,” says Parents adviser Judith Owens, M.D., coauthor of Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep. “Certainly, a dim light, such as a night-light, is OK for kids who need it.”

Establish a Bedtime Routine

Take a warm bath, put on PJs, brush teeth, and read good-night stories — getting into a regular habit helps youngsters feel more secure about going to bed. This predictability “prepares kids psychologically and reduces their nighttime anxiety,” Dr. Judith Owens says. “It lowers stress levels and creates a series of steps the child anticipates and knows will lead to bedtime.”

Minimize Your Presence

Leave the room before your child falls asleep so she’s “not dependent on parental presence,” Dr. Judith Owens says. If you do stay in her room, don’t lie in her bed or interact with her. Move farther away from her bed each night while she is falling asleep to gradually reduce her dependence upon you.

Establish a Sense of Security

Your absence or the thought of a monster lurking under the bed can leave your babe wide-eyed at bedtime. Ease the transition from sleep to wake — and calm her fears — with comforting objects such as stuffed animals, blankets, or even a nearby goldfish tank. “Let there be another presence in the room that reassures your child,” Dr. Judith Owens says.

Take It Slow

Many parents prefer to put their child to bed and tell her that they’ll come back in a bit to check on her. Keep your promise, but wait for successively longer intervals of time. Ideally, she’ll fall asleep during one of these intervals. Dr. Judith Owens suggests starting with a 5-to 10-minute waiting period. If you return in less than 5 minutes, she’ll likely be awake. But if you wait too long, “the child might become anxious and agitated, which makes the situation worse,” she says.

Come on mate……time for bed. The battle begins.

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Come on mate time for bed. By now I have said it at least 5 times – it’s as if there is an automatic filter on his ears that cancels those words. I’m sure there is a scientific term.

Like you, early in the piece we followed the eat, bath, sleep routine but now have;

  1. just want to watch this
  2. I have to go to the toilet
  3. There’s a noise in my room
  4. Why can you stay up
  5. I need water
  6. My leg, hand, head, back…… hurts
  7. I’m still hungry

And the list goes on!!

My latest “trick” is to piggy back him to bed and at least that get him there. I probably need to read to him more while in bed that seem to settle him a bit and I’m not sure too many toys in his room doesn’t help.

By about 8:30 his finally sleeping and when I tuck him in I always seem to find at least 10 small toys in there with him. I must admit seeing sleeping quietly and safe is probably the best site a father will see.

Ok now its Mummy and Daddy time!!

10 Tips to Get Your Kids to Sleep by George Krucik, MD, MBA

www.healthline.com/health/medical-board

Sleep trouble isn’t just an adult problem; kids have trouble getting to sleep, too. And they usually keep their parents up with them! Bedtime can become a battle when little bodies don’t bide by the clock. Here are 10 tips to learn how to win the fight.

1. Set an individualized bedtime

School-age children need between 9 and 12 hours of sleep each night, but there’s a lot of variability in sleep needs and patterns. Most kids have patterns that don’t change much, no matter what you do. An early riser will still get up early even if you put them to bed later and a night owl won’t usually fall asleep until their body is ready. Know how much sleep your child needs in order to wake up refreshed and you can set an appropriate bedtime.

2. Set a wake-up time

If you know how much sleep your child needs and what time they go to bed, it’s simple math to set a daily wakeup time. Allowing your child to sleep a little later on weekends and holidays is generous, but it can set you up for a long, sleepless night. Those extra hours of sleep will affect your child like jet-lag, making it hard for their body to feel tired at bedtime.

3. Have a consistent bedtime routine

Routines are especially important for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Doing specific things before bed, such as bath and story time, signal to your child what’s coming next. Knowing what comes next is comforting and relaxing, setting the perfect bedtime atmosphere. Before long, your child’s body may automatically start to become sleepy at the beginning of their routine.

4. Turn off the TV at least two hours before bedtime

Research has shown that the light from a television screen (or computer monitor) can interfere with the production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is an important piece of sleep-wake cycles. When melatonin levels are at their highest, most people are sleepy and ready for bed. Just a half an hour of TV before bed can mess with that enough to keep your child up an extra two hours!

5. Reduce stress before bedtime

Another hormone that plays a role in sleep is cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone.” When cortisol levels are high, your child’s body won’t be able to shut down and go to sleep. Keeping before bedtime activities calm, the lights dim, and the environment quiet can help avoid excess amounts of cortisol in your child’s system.

6. Create a sleep-inducing environment

While a stuffed animal can make it easier for your child sleep, too many toys can make it harder. Soft sheets, room-darkening shades, and relative quiet can help your child differentiate between day and night, making it easier to fall asleep.

7. Keep it cool

Your child’s sleep cycle isn’t just dependent on light (or the lack thereof), it’s also sensitive to temperature. Melatonin levels help to regulate the drop of internal body temperature needed to sleep, but you can help regulate the external temperature. Don’t bundle your child up too tightly or set the heat too high; typical room temperature or a little cooler is better to promote deep sleep.

8. Provide protection from fears

Instead of dismissing bedtime fears, address them. If simple reassurance doesn’t work, you can try buying a special toy to stand guard at night or spray the room with “monster spray” before bed. (A can of air freshener with a creative new label works well.)

9. Reduce the focus on sleep

Just like adults, kids can have trouble shutting their brains off for the night. Instead of increasing that anxiety by insisting it’s time to sleep, consider focusing more on the idea of relaxation and calming your child’s body down

10.Be on the lookout for sleep disorders

If, despite your best efforts, your child continues to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep during the night or has nightmares or night terrors, they might have a genuine sleep disorder. Talk to their pediatrician about your concerns.