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Sleep tips: How to help your child get a good night's sleepSSleep tips: How to help your child get a good night's sleepSleep tips: How to help your child get a good night's sleepEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-07-18T04:00:00ZSamantha Metler, MA;Suneeta Monga, MD, FRCPC;Indra Narang MBBCH, MD, FRCPCH7.4000000000000069.90000000000001305.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>​Learn some tips to help your child get enough sleep.</p><p>Sleep brings your child a wide range of <a href="/Article?contentid=645&language=English">physical and mental benefits</a>. From birth onwards, your child’s wellbeing depends on their getting enough sleep for their age and activity levels. Following the tips below will help your child fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>​Help your child get enough sleep by following a regular schedule, encouraging your child to exercise and follow a balanced diet and limiting caffeine from the afternoon onwards.</li> <li>A relaxing routine and a comfortable sleep environment - free of electronics - can also help a child fall asleep more easily and sleep through the night.</li> <li>Make the morning routine easier by preparing breakfast and laying out clothes the night before.</li> <li>See a doctor if your child seems inattentive or sleepy during the day or experiences loud snoring or pauses in their breathing at night.</li> </ul><h2>Further information</h2><p>For more tips on maintaining your child's mental health, please see the following pages:</p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=642&language=English">Physical activity: Guidelines for children and teens​</a><br></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=641&language=English">Physical activity: Benefits of exercise for health and wellbeing​</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=645&language=English">Sleep: Benefits and recommended amounts​</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=647&language=English">Sleep tips: How to help your teen get a good night's sleep</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=643&language=English">Screen time: Overview</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=644&language=English">Screen time: How to help your child set healthy limits</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=639&language=English">Nutrition: How a balanced diet and healthy eating habits can support your child's mental health</a></p><h2>Resources</h2><p>Canadian Paediatric Society (2012). <em> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/healthy_sleep_for_your_baby_and_child">Healthy sleep for your baby and child​</a></em>.​</p><p>National Sleep Foundation (2016). <em> <a target="_blank" href="https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/children-and-sleep">Children and sleep</a></em>.</p>
Conseils sur le sommeil : aider votre enfant à bien dormirCConseils sur le sommeil : aider votre enfant à bien dormirSleep tips: How to help your child get a good night's sleepFrenchPreventionChild (0-12 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-07-18T04:00:00ZSamantha Metler, MA;Suneeta Monga, MD, FRCPC;Indra Narang MBBCH, MD, FRCPCH000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez des conseils pour aider votre enfant à dormir suffisamment.</p><p>Le sommeil comporte toute une gamme de <a href="/Article?contentid=645&language=French">bienfaits pour la santé physique et mentale</a> de votre enfant. À partir de sa naissance, le fait de dormir suffisamment pour son âge et son niveau d’activité détermine son bien-être. En suivant les conseils ci dessous, vous pourrez aider votre enfant à s’endormir et à dormir toute la nuit sans se réveiller.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Aidez votre enfant à dormir suffisamment en adoptant un horaire régulier et en l’incitant à faire de l’exercice, à avoir une alimentation équilibrée et à limiter sa consommation de caféine à partir de l’après-midi.</li> <li>Une routine apaisante et un contexte propice au sommeil – sans appareil électronique – peut aussi favoriser le sommeil chez l’enfant et l’aider à dormir toute la nuit.</li> <li>Allégez la routine du matin en préparant le repas du matin et en choisissant les vêtements de l’enfant la veille.</li> <li>Consultez un médecin si votre enfant semble distrait ou somnolent durant le jour ou s’il affiche des ronflements sonores ou des pauses de respiration la nuit.</li> </ul>

 

 

 

 

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