Sleep Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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Many children have problems going to sleep at bedtime, but for kids grappling with sensory issues it becomes especially challenging.  Sleep tips for kids can help you design the perfect bedtime routine.

Do you need help getting your little ones to sleep?

These tips are designed to calm and soothe your child almost like when he was an infant. With some modifications, the same methods used with babies can be used with an older child to help them fall asleep and stay asleep all night.

A swing or a weighted blanket can be utilized in your bedtime routine.  Even just holding your child provides positive sensory benefits, including the extra benefit of body heat.  A white noise machine can simulate mom’s heartbeat or that shushing noise that is so calming. This can be soothing for so many children as they’re trying to fall asleep.  In addition, the white noise blocks out other sounds that might  wake them.

There are many tips regarding what to do at bedtime, including avoiding visual stimulation, using a white noise machine, utilizing a sensory swing, or using a weighted blanket.  To find more tips to help kids with sensory issues who are struggling with getting enough sleep, read the original article here: