The Modern Mom
February 12, 2012
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Parents spend hours stressing about the safety of their children, whether it’s outside in the garden, going for a walk or sleeping in their beds during the night. When everybody goes to sleep at night, parents may lose hours of sleep worrying about their children or comforting their children as they also struggle to fall asleep.

If you want to sleep peacefully at night without worrying about your children, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that everybody is happy during the night hours.

The first step towards a happy night is to make sure that all your children have suitable beds and sleeping arrangements. If you have babies and toddlers, make sure that they are sleeping in cots or other beds which are safely guarded. Beds guards are easy to get hold of and can really make you feel better knowing that your child will not easily fall out of the bed. If you have bunk beds, the top bed should already have some sort of guard around it. If you feel that your child is not safe without a guard and he sleeps on the bottom part of the bunk beds, you can get an additional bed guard to put around it.

Sleepwalking children often worry their parents, as there’s no end to what they could be doing during the night while everybody else is asleep. While you can’t entirely prevent your child from sleepwalking, you can make sure he’s a lot safer. Don’t put your child on the top bed in a set of bunk beds if you know he sleepwalks during the night, and always make sure that the room is clear of anything that he may trip up over when it’s dark.

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