Well here we are... The vacations are about to end! And as all good things must come to an end, it is also time for our little angels to go back to school. But it's hard for them to get back into the rhythm of school. What if we helped you with some advice to help them start their new learning year in the best possible conditions?
No more screens!
As you probably already know, screens are detrimental to quality sleep. Indeed, they generate a "blue light" that stimulates the retina and sends a "daytime" signal to your children's eyes, thus creating a delay in falling asleep.
However, the evening is conducive to a decrease in intellectual and emotional activity, that is to say a decrease in cognitive excitement, in order to find sleep properly. In addition, it is good to know that melatonin, which allows you to fall asleep, is created in the dark.
This is why it is advisable to limit the use of screens during the day, and especially three hours before bedtime.
To avoid those screens in the evening, without depriving your child of entertainment, we recommend some activities and little rituals to adopt:
- Reading: This sleep-inducing activity will also help develop your child's imagination and transport them into wonderful dreams.
- Listen to podcasts: Perfect for introducing your child to meditation, or stories, this kind of auditory content will be ideal to soothe your child and limit his daily stress. An article will soon be present on our blog about interesting Podcasts to listen to at night.
- Make board games or puzzles to replace TV
- Play with games such as Playmobils, or others, to develop their imagination and creativity.
- Drawing or painting (well, this last activity is a bit messy, so plan to do it before the shower...)
A good night's sleep also depends on a good diet! In the evening, opt for a light meal, so as not to weigh down your children's stomachs. To help the production of melatonin, introduce certain foods such as: bananas, eggs, brown rice, dairy products or legumes.
On the other hand, avoid serving dishes that are too fatty or too sweet. Also limit protein intake, which lengthens digestion time, and spices, which increase body temperature.
If your child has trouble falling asleep, we recommend that you give him or her a small glass of warm milk with honey.
For a good night's sleep, experts recommend eating dinner two hours before bedtime, so that your child does not lie down on a full stomach. Otherwise, digestion will be more difficult and sleep may be fragmented during the night.
Good night, little ones...
Did you know that our little ones need a certain number of hours of sleep per day to feel rested and to develop fully?
To give you an idea, here is the number of hours of sleep to have per night, by age group:
- From 6 to 13 years old: Between 9 and 11 hours
- 14 to 17 years old: 8 to 10 hours
- 18 to 25 years old: 7 to 9 hours
- 26 to 64 years old: Between 7 and 9 hours.
To grow up well and not feel overwhelmed by our own emotions, we all need to get a certain number of hours of sleep per night. This is also important for brain development and overall health.
By respecting a healthy routine to benefit from quality sleep, their body will be able to revitalize itself, and their cells will be able to regenerate.
In this case, in order to benefit from the number of hours of sleep needed to be in shape, put your minis to bed around 8:30 p.m., with a quiet period just before!
Bedding: an ally!
The quality of your child's sheets can also give him a good sleep! That's why it's important to choose natural, high quality materials. The visual aspect of the sheets will also make your child want to go to bed to sleep...
We therefore advise you to choose cotton, which will be soft as can be for their sensitive skin. Our organic cotton percale is the best weave for your minis, because it will keep them cool in summer and warm in winter. Moreover, its extreme softness will allow them to make beautiful dreams.
For the visuals, La Chambre Paris decided to choose playful designs, involving the imagination, thanks to the designer Camille De Cussac. Hedgehogs, horses, monuments of Paris, or elephants... The choice is vast! Sleeping will become a real child's play!
With a little patience and love, your mini will soon fall in line with the school rhythm! So here we go, it's time to put these tips into practice...
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