While everyone should make their sleep environment ideal for them to get good rest, setting the perfect situation for sleep is even more important for your little ones. Without this, you may find that your kids have a hard time falling or staying asleep at night. And when this happens, no one at your house is going to be very happy.
To help ensure that this doesn’t happen to you, here are three tips for creating the perfect sleep environment for your kids.
Keep It Dark
As soon as your baby starts to differentiate their days from their nights, it can be beneficial to have all sleep take place in a dark environment. This will help your kids to not get woken up by the light around them. However, because it’s not always going to be naturally dark when your kids are sleeping, you’ve got to find a way to make it dark in your children’s bedroom.
To help you do this, the National Sleep Foundation recommends that you use shades or blackout curtains to block out the sun. By putting something like this over any windows in your child’s room, you’ll be able to have their sleep environment be dark for them regardless of what time of day they’re sleeping.
Set The Right Temperature
Having your child’s sleep environment at the right temperature will also help your child to relax and feel comfortable in their bed.
According to Mother.ly, the most ideal temperature to have a bedroom is between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. To get to this temperature, you may need to turn on your air conditioning in the summer or your heater in the winter. And since you may not be able to adequately set the temperature in your child’s room to be exactly right, make sure that you dress him or her in the right pajamas so they don’t get too hot or too cold, which can disrupt their sleep as well.
Block Out Extra Noise
For most people, children included, having too much noise or sudden noise can instantly wake them up even from the deepest sleep.
To avoid this when your child is sleeping, Kate Rockwood, a contributor to Parents.com, advises that you try to block out any outside noise by using a sound machine or something else that creates its own white noise to play while your child is resting. By doing this, your child won’t hear anything that goes on inside or outside your home and, therefore, won’t be roused by that noise.
If you want your child to get the best possible sleep during naps and at night, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you both achieve this goal.