We’ve spent countless hours scouring scientific studies, so that you can learn tools that work for you and your child. When we understand the quality of the scientific evidence behind a technique, it can raise our confidence that the technique has a higher chance of working for us.
So let’s begin
First, people are more likely to do a technique if they know what to expect.
And we want to increase the likelihood of you doing a bedtime routine with your child – because the scientific evidence shows the best benefits results from a routine that is performed at least five nights a week.
Families who implement a consistent bedtime routine five or more times a week have children who:
1. Go to bed earlier
2. Fall asleep quicker
3. Wake up less during the night
4. Sleep longer during the night
And from 10 000 parents surveyed, most say their child no longer has a sleep problem – and even had improvements in their daytime behaviors.
How quickly can you expect results?
One study found that parents reported improvements within a week, especially for the time taking for their child to fall asleep. And many parents saw their child’s sleep improve even more over subsequent weeks.
Hopefully we’ve now convinced you that a consistent bedtime routine is worth doing for your child. Researchers have found 3 sequential activities that make a consistent bedtime routine work. These are:
1. A bath
2. A massage
3. Quiet activities
We realize not all families are built the same – so remember to be your own sleep scientist – and experiment with what works for you and for your child.
If you want to know how to set up the perfect bedtime routine for your child, you can download the app Baby Monitor by Sleep Cycle
for free by using the link provided in the description of this podcast.
We know that the importance of adequate sleep in children as it affects cognition, emotion and growth. Yet, as a parent you may struggle to understand the nuances of your child's sleep patterns. Baby Monitor by Sleep Cycle
is an app designed to empower you in optimizing your child's sleep, ensuring the best foundation for a healthy development and well-being.
By helping you track and understand your child's sleep patterns, Baby Monitor by Sleep Cycle provides valuable insights, allowing you to make informed decisions about the timing of their naps and evening sleep and their bedtime routine that aligns with scientific principles and adapts to the unique dynamics of your family. Moreover, the app's user-friendly interface ensures that you can effortlessly integrate it into your daily routine. With features that allows you to analyze sleep trends, reminders to ensure sleep regularity and a library with soothing sounds to help your child fall asleep, Baby Monitor by Sleep Cycle becomes a seamless part of your parenting toolkit.
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and let your child sleep soundly towards a brighter, healthier future.