This is always a question I have asked myself, just how much sleep do my children need? And it turns out that I am not alone, one in five parents also worry that their children are not sleeping well enough.
As it turns out though, sleep isn't just to recharge the body ready for the next day of fun, but it actually encourages growth and body development. So it is important, very important in fact, that children should get enough sleep every night.
This infographic, which was made by Carpetright, shows just how much sleep can affect children and what you can do to help children get a better nights sleep.
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Television is a big no, no in my eyes. Whilst cartoons are playing, my children will not sleep and so I always just them off at around 6pm so that the boys can settle down.
Apparently, eating a snack or having a glass of warm milk can not only help to settle a child before their sleep but can also keep their tummy's full so that they will sleep better too.
A routine is always important. We always do the same things every night. Dinner, play and television, bath, pyjamas, snack with story and then bedtime. I found that this suited us all perfectly so always try to find the right routine for your family and stick to it.
Just make sure that you stick to your guns with a routine, no television after a certain time and no heavy meals which will unsettle their little tummies. As long as your children are getting the recommended amount of sleep then they should be fine.