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Getting your child to sleep

  • Do not put your child to sleep with a bottle in his/her mouth. The child may begin to depend on the bottle to sleep. The milk can cause early decay of the teeth.

  • Don’t fill your child’s bed with toys because toys act as stimulator in keeping the child engaged with playful activities.

  • The baby's bed should clean and tidy as clutter can cause disturbed sleep.

  • Build a sleep routine. When you try to establish a regular sleeping time, your child’s body clock adapts to it.

  • Darken the room so that the child understands that ‘lights out’ means time to get to bed.