Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Bedtime Rituals

We as parents do a lot of things to make sure that our little one sleeps comfortably. Sometimes it becomes difficult to make our little one sleep and we do many things such as singing a song, telling stories or talk with them to make them sleep.

The fun bedtime rituals which I share with my little one to make her sleep are:

Telling Stories: With time I have come to know that my little one like stories. I know this because when I tell her a story she sleeps in a short while. I tell her stories from a story book or sometimes I tell her stories of me. She listens to the stories very carefully and asks questions which make me happy. Sometimes she asks questions which even I can’t answer and I give her the answer next day.

Playing Music: Sometimes when I select a story from her storybook and start telling her she says ‘Dad, I am not in a mood to listen to story today, instead of it I want to listen to music’. Then instead of stories I put on some nice music for her or some rhymes on youtube which she likes very much. She is around 3 years old so I make her watch nursery rhymes of numbers and alphabets so that while watching these rhymes she gains some knowledge also.

Stuff Toys: My daughter likes stuff toys, especially the soft toys of animals. She sleeps in her cot alone so I have bought a lot a stuff toys for her so that she may not feel alone while she is sleeping. She sometimes sleeps while holding her stuff toy. When I wake up at night to see her she is always holding her stuff toy tightly. Stuff toys in her cot make her sleep comfortably.

Playing Ludo: Sometimes before going to sleep she says ‘Dad, I want to play Ludo’ she doesn’t understand much about the game but the only thing she likes is rolling the dice. In, this situation instead of saying no to her I play with her because I have observed that when you keep on telling your little one to sleep he/she will never sleep because it will just increase the anxiety. So, I sometimes play Ludo with my daughter to make her sleep.

Apart, from these it’s very necessary to make sure that your little one is wearing a diaper which makes him/her dry form outside as well as inside. While other diapers only focus on keeping dry on the outside, the new Pampers Baby Dry Pants promises dryness on the inside too. This means that your baby’s sleep will not get disturbed by a wet diaper and your little one will have a sound sleep.


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