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For most parents, they want their children to have a regular life habit, and a good life habit is definitely indispensable for a "nap".
But there are many children. Once it’s noon, they don’t feel tired and they are still full of energy. No matter how the parents coax them, they just don’t sleep. Faced with such a situation, parents will always be particularly anxious. , I am afraid that the child's sleep is not enough, which will affect the future growth and development and biological clock.
My best friend complained to me that her child, Xiao Zi, always refused to take a nap. No matter how she coaxed her, Xiao Zi was always full of energy.
This situation is a very painful thing for Meimei, because if she does not take a nap, she will easily lose energy and have a headache in the afternoon, and she will be with her children.It needs enough physical strength again, but after 5 days in a row, the child just refuses to sleep. Faced with this situation, Meimei really doesn't know what to do.
The situation where a child refuses to sleep at a nap or cannot sleep at all is one of the problems that most parents face in the process of bringing their children.
So what are the benefits of nap for children? Why does the child keep awake? Should the child be forced to sleep? Or is there a better way to guide you to fall asleep?
1. What are the benefits of taking a nap?
Many times, letting children take a nap is to hope that their children will have better development and growth, so parents always let their children eatGo to bed for lunch break.
1. Improve physical fitness
Many children like to move, but after jumping for a whole morning, the children will still feel somewhat tired. This time is the best time for germs to invade the body It is easy to cause the child to have some cold, fever, etc. symptoms, and the body's resistance will increase after a nap.
2. Improve memory
In addition to being able to effectively eliminate fatigue, children’s energy will be much better when they take a nap, and their sensitivity and curiosity to the outside world will increase a lot. It is the so-called concentration, the ability to focus more on one thing.
In order for their children to grow healthier, most parents still pay more attention to nurturing their children to take a nap, but many mothers have a headache. There is a problem that their children can’t sleep, so why Obviously the child looks tired from playing, just sleepingCan't it?
Second, why the child can’t sleep during a nap?
1. Curiosity causes trouble
Younger children will have a certain degree of curiosity about external things, and they will be very afraid of not seeing what their family members are doing after sleeping. No matter what the parents do, it is both novel and interesting for the child, so the child will not want to fall asleep and miss something.
2. Insufficient amount of activity
Many parents are worried about their children’s safety, so they rarely ask their children to do activities that are risky and consume a lot of physical energy. Instead, they choose Some quieter games, but for children who are full of energy,Insufficient activity makes it difficult for children to feel drowsy during a nap.
There are many reasons why children can’t fall asleep. In addition to excessive energy, lack of security, or too much play, it is also possible that the child is becoming more and more mature, so it must not be. To force children to take a nap, they should be guided in a correct and rational way.
Three, how to let the child take a nap normally?
If the child refuses to take a nap, or if the child is unable to sleep, parents should not be too anxious, let alone "force" the child to take a nap, such as threats, verbal abuse, forcing the child to sleep, so Even if the child is asleep, he will not sleep well, and it will put the cart before the horse.
1. Do not exercise vigorously before going to bed
If your child does a lot of vigorous exercise before going to bed, it will make the child's spirit highly excited and difficult to calm downAt this time, you have to pay attention. Before letting the child take a nap, don’t let him exercise vigorously, and keep it in a quiet and stable state.
2. Create a good sleeping atmosphere
A good sleeping atmosphere is very necessary for the quality of children’s sleep. At this time, you can pull up the curtains and play some light music , This can help children fall asleep faster.
3. Don’t scold your child for not sleeping.
If you scold your child, it is easy to put emotional pressure on the child, which will affect the quality of falling asleep, so it is very taboo because the child does not Sleep and scold them.
There are reasons why children refuse to sleepThere are many kinds, but if you want to solve the problem, you must first understand why the child refuses to sleep, and then “prescribe the right medicine”, and don’t put pressure on the child. It is difficult for the child to really develop the habit of nap, even if it is forced to sleep. Now, there will be no effect after the nap.
Finally, as parents, we should use proper methods to guide children. Keeping children in a state of stress for a long time will make them more afraid of taking a nap, and every child will guide them. The methods are different, and don’t worry too much that your child will not take a nap, which will affect the growth and development. Only compulsively letting the child take a nap will be harmful to the child’s health!