Top Three Tips To Get You’re Kids To Sleep

2 Feb

My top three tips for “Getting your child to sleep”

 Well, my eldest is on the autism spectrum, his a poor sleeper as many of you know, so I guess you’re wondering what tips I can possibly give?

 The following tips don’t always work for my son with Aspergers, though they do work for my youngest Harley (most of the time).

 Tip One: No heavy food for a least 2 hours before bed. Harley has a sensitive stomach, plus he needs time to burn it off, which brings me to my next tip…

 Tip Two: This actually works for my Little man too (aka A boy with Aspergers) mainly during the summer months! A good jump on the trampoline a half hour or so before bed, tends to unleash all that built up energy, meaning your little ones are more relaxed and worn out when it comes to bedtime.

 Tip 3: Harley & Alice-Sara like a story, though this is always done in the bedroom, under the covers with the night-light on following a warm beaker of milk. Little man loves a story too, though he listens to his via a story audio CD, which seems to either soothe him to sleep or bore him to it (either one, I’m not sure)!

Koala sleeping on a tree top

Image via Wikipedia

The following tips have been given as an entry into the baby budgeting www. competition

3 Responses to “Top Three Tips To Get You’re Kids To Sleep”

  1. clairelouise82 February 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Thanks that’s a really good tip, Little man does tend to go over to much once in his bed. x

  2. Gavin Bollard February 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    One extra tip which works well for Aspergers;


    Aspies often find that at night all of the problems of the day come leaping at them. They can go over real problems (bullies, girlfriends, social blunders) or fictional ones (from TV, computer games etc). On the one hand this is great because it means that those problems get considered and solved but on the other, it reduces sleep time.

    Try distracting your aspie so that he falls asleep. This can be done by having him read a book until he’s tired, listen to music or an audio book. (Not watching TV though). It should be a fairly passive yet imaginative thing which takes his mind off his thoughts without requiring him to do anything except lie there.


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