Tired babies: how to react well?

Published : 08-08-2018 12:34:58
Categories : baby-sleep

Tired babies: how to react well?

Have you noticed that your baby seems more tired than usual recently? Follow the advice below to help get your tired baby back to normal as quickly as possible.

Tired babies: a common phenomenon in wintertime

The winter climate tends to make children more tired. Between the cold, bad weather and a lack of light, their bodies are really put to the test! Especially since winter is also the season of sore throats, colds and ear infections. So it’s not surprising our little ones are more often tired in wintertime. However, there are some things you can do to reverse the trend.

Put your baby to bed early

It’s essential for children to get enough sleep. If they don’t they may easily begin the next day tired. That’s why it’s very important to put your baby to bed early enough in the evening, ideally by around 8 or 8.30 p.m. If you notice your little one yawning, rubbing their eyes or being grumpy sooner than that, don’t hesitate to put them to bed earlier than usual. They will fall asleep more easily and recuperate better.

Tiredness and a busy schedule

Does your child stay awake late, waiting for mummy or daddy to get back from work? Beware: just because a child is kept awake later doesn’t mean they will fall asleep more easily. Quite the opposite, in fact! Children who are too tired find it difficult to get to sleep and their nights can be disturbed. It’s therefore important to get into a bedtime routine from a very young age.

The right diet

Hippocrates said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Make sure that your child has a balanced diet. And for a real energy boost, why not prepare some freshly-squeezed orange juice for breakfast! Finally, avoid heavy meals in the evening and offer something light instead that won’t interfere with a good night’s sleep. By carefully planning their menus and making sure they go to bed at the right time, parents can help limit their baby’s tiredness. And to help you easily get into an effective bedtime routine, have you thought about using a connected bedside clock, such as Urban Hello’s REMI? This smart appliance incorporates an adjustable night light and can play lullabies of your choice to help provide the ideal conditions for a peaceful night’s sleep.

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