Too hot for kids to sleep

The Leader (Nelson) - - FRONT PAGE - BRENDA HOLDAWAY Brenda Holdaway is the Whanau Fa­cil­i­ta­tor with Nel­son Tas­man Kinder­gartens.

Many par­ents are strug­gling to get their chil­dren to sleep at the mo­ment due to the warm tem­per­a­tures.

This is only to be ex­pected as I am sure that we adults are strug­gling some nights as well.

It is im­por­tant to make al­lowances for this with­out chang­ing the nor­mal rou­tines that you have es­tab­lished.

Some of the al­lowances you may need to make could in­clude things like; putting a fan in their room, mak­ing sure their bath/shower is cooler than usual and block­ing the sun ear­lier in day so heat doesn’t build up in the room.

Try let­ting them have a cool drink be­fore bed, let­ting them have a cool face cloth that they can put on their fore­head.

As it is hol­i­day time, you may also move the bed­time slightly later, giv­ing the room more chance to cool down.

Stick to your nor­mal bed­time rou­tine, fol­low­ing the nor­mal process that you al­ways use, just re­mem­ber­ing that they are prob­a­bly re­ally warm so try­ing to cool them down is the key.

Get­ting chil­dren to sleep in sum­mer can be a chal­lenge.

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