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Five Wesley Chapel child care tips for an easy transition to bedtime:

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Everyone needs a good night sleep, especially babies. When an infant gets the right amount of sleep, they are less likely to be cranky during the day. Always create a comfortable and safe environment for a child's bedtime. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Wesley Chapel has compiled the following five useful tips to help parents with bedtime.

Bedtime Rituals:

Consistent bedtime rituals such as a bath, brushing teeth or a bedtime story aid the parent in creating an easier environment in preparation for sleep.

Choose the Best Sleeping Location:

Each child is different as they become accustomed to sleep habits. Infants sleep better in cribs and some prefer to be cuddled by parents. Become familiar with what your child prefers so that bedtime will be easier and quicker for both parent and child.

Limit Caffeine When Breast Feeding:

Breast feeding is best for an infant, however caffeine can cause restlessness. Avoid drinking coffee, tea or soda prior to breast feeding.

Select Best Bedtime Ritual to Encourage Sleep:

Some infants enjoy a bedtime story and some want to be rocked to sleep. Learning how an infant prefers to fall asleep helps bedtime proceed smoothly.

Be sure to provide a safe and comfortable sleeping environment:

Medical experts recommend placing a baby on a tightly fitted sheet on a firm mattress in order to reduce the risk of SIDS. Blankets, quilts, bumper pads, and stuffed animals are highly discouraged, as they pose a suffocation hazard. In order to make sure your infant is comfortable, regulate the temperature of their room and dress them appropriately for the season. Be sure not to overdress your infant, as becoming overheated is not only another risk indicator for SIDS but it also impedes a restful night's sleep. If you are looking for a child care facility for your baby, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Wesley Chapel is a leading academy for those six weeks and older, infants, and young children.

For more information on how to give your infant a good night's sleep please contact us today.

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