Before bedtime — the image of a happy child who was allowed to stay up and chat with his parents. This is a good time to build trusting contact in the family. Very often parents are faced with such a situation when the child flatly refuses to go to bed in the evening. He wants to play, watch cartoons, and any attempts to put him to bed refuses or even throws a tantrum. As a result, exhausted parents start crying, the baby still falls asleep closer to night, and in the morning everyone wakes up completely broken and not in the mood. Handmade oil painting.
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Child psychologists assure: before bedtime your baby does not want to fall asleep at all because he has a bad temper or he does it to spite you. Sometimes the child is too tired, overexcited and cannot sleep. Or the darkness scares him, or maybe the baby is afraid of the monsters that are hiding in the closet or under the bed. Do not despair: it is enough to follow a few simple rules, and every evening the baby will run to his crib with joy and without tears.
Child psychologists emphasize that the daily routine is a guarantee of the physical and psychological health of the child and his parents. The fewer abrupt innovations, changes in the life of the baby, the safer he perceives the world, he feels calm and good. So gradually teach your child to wake up at the same time, wash, do exercises, have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time. Daytime sleep, time for games and activities and walks should also be clearly spelled out in the schedule of the baby’s day.
— When everything is predictable for a child, he has a sense of security and stability. The baby has no reason for unnecessary alarm, he knows that at a certain time he needs to go to bed. The daily routine is just a lifesaver, since the child’s going to bed in this case will not be unexpected, but predictable. But even despite the clear daily routine, it must be remembered that it is still difficult for a baby to keep track of time on his own. Therefore, warn your child in advance to gradually end the games and get ready for bed. You can send all of his toys to sleep with your baby.