Set a Sleep Schedule
If you want your child to sleep on time and avoid bedtime resistance, it would help to set a fixed bedtime. It will also help to develop an internal body clock for your kid. Apart from that, you should explain to your kids the importance of good sleep for their healthy growth and development. Create a bedtime schedule and stick to it.
Bedtime Routine to Avoid Bedtime Resistance
With the bedtime routine, you can indulge in some soothing and relaxing activities such as bathing your child in hot water, telling stories or saying prayers. Maintaining a routine will help your kid get used to a disciplined and sound sleep. Avoid energetic activities like playing outside or watching television.
If your baby is resisting bedtime, you must create bedroom rules. You can make some bedroom rules for your children to follow strictly. For example, no screen time in the bedroom after a set bedtime, no unnecessary running around or stepping out of the room and you can add more as per your kid’s nature and lifestyle.
Ignore Requests After Bedtime
Every request needs to be dealt with before bedtime. Then, after giving a hug and a kiss to your children, try to leave their room and allow them to fall asleep on their own.
Reward Positive Behavior
When your children go to bed and wake up in the morning on time, you can reward them. This makes them feel motivated and inspired to keep this good habit going on.
For example, every time they go to sleep and wake up on time, give them a point and record this on a scoreboard. The scoreboard can be a chart on their wall. After they get a certain score, you can reward them with some gifts like a trip to the zoo or an adventure theme park. This will keep them away from troubling you with bedtime resistance.