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How do I help ensure that my child get's enough sleep?

The majority of kids need more sleep than their parents think. Signs that your child may not be getting enough rest include crankiness or lethargy by day, difficulty concentrating in school or failing grades, and being hard to wake up in the morning. To help your child get plenty of sleep, try the following:
  • Have a consistent bedtime. School –age children should be in bed by 8-9pm, earlier for younger kids.
  • Set up a good bedtime routine, which will help send a signal to your child’s body that it’s time to wind down. This might include giving him a bath or a snack, reading a bedtime story, and talking or singing to him softly while tucking him in.
  • Make sure your child’s room is conducive to sleep. It should be dark, quiet and have no distractions.
  • Don’t keep a TV and computer in your child’s room.
  • Avoid stimulating activity before bedtime.
  • Stick to the same timetable and routines for bedtime on weekend and vacations that you follow during the weekend. A variation once in a while won’t cause any long term disruptions but erratic bedtimes can lead to poor sleep habits and sleep deprivation. 

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The best way to cure your child of bed-wetting is to involve him in the treatment plan.
Bed-wetting is not caused by a child being too lazy to get out of bed or as a bid to get attention. 
Bed-wetting is a problem that is quite common for many school age children.
The majority of kids need more sleep than their parents think. Signs that your child may not be getting enough rest include crankiness or lethargy by day, difficulty concentrating in school or failing grades, and being hard to wake up in the morning.
Getting enough sleep will strengthen your child's immune system and can also help reduce the risk of infection and illness.
Every parent will be all too familiar with late-night visits from their children: you’ve been tapped or poked awake and then your child utters those words, “Mummy, I can’t sleep.”

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