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Sleep Strategies for Children

Apr 30, 2021 10:27AM ● By Ruth Rodriguez

Proper sleep is essential to a child’s development. For children who struggle to nod off, getting adequate rest can be a challenge. Children with sleep issues do better with a daily routine that helps them fall asleep and stay asleep. Consider implementing these tips to help the little ones ease into a peaceful night’s sleep.

Daily: Make sure they get outdoor play and exercise for at least 30 to 45 minutes a day.


After Dinner: Evening is an important part of the day to follow a calming routine. No drinking after dinner to prevent bed wetting, a warm bath two hours after dinner and then dim all the house lights one hour prior to bedtime.


Bedtime: Lavender oil either diffused in the bedroom or on the bottoms of the feet can help, along with a bedtime story and soothing music. 


Ruth Rodriguez, D.O., owner of Natural Solutions with Dr Ruth works with families to provide holistic solutions for children. To connect, call 321-427-6538 or visit

 Hear tips from Dr. Rodriguez to keep your children naturally healthy in our Video Podcast: Tips to Keep your Children Naturally Healthy with Dr. Ruth Rodriguez, DO.