How to deal with nightmares in a child: top tips

Nightmares in a child are the first bell that something is wrong with his body.

Today we will tell you how parents need to cope with this situation and what they can do. And they can, really!

Atmosphere of comfort 

Try to create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort around the child. After all, dreams are a projection of the child's psyche relative to the situation around him. Do not quarrel with your husband in front of the child. Try to leave the showdown behind his eyes. Allow to use gadgets only during the daytime. In the evenings, it is better to teach him to draw or read. Scientists have proven that regular and excessive spending time playing computer games is fraught with nightmares. This is due to the fact that computer games are often not designed for the age of the baby.

Build mode

Nightmares also arise from a systemic drift to sleep. This is due to the lack of a competent diet. For children aged 4-5 years, a sleep rate of 12 hours is characteristic. Moreover, one hour should be allocated for daytime sleep. From 6 to 10 years old, a child should sleep at least 9-10 hours a day.

Proper nutrition

The reason for nightmares can also be heavy food that the child consumes at night before going to bed. If the child is hungry before bed, give him kefir with newspaper cookies or cottage cheese a few hours before him.

Soothing decoctions

To calm your child's nervous system, try giving him warm herbal tinctures. For example, it can be herbs lemon balm, chamomile or calendula.

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