Getting your toddler to relax or off to sleep at night is no easy task. It really depends how active they’ve been crawling or walking occasionally during the day and their level of tiredness. When they’re tired, they might sleep quite easily, but should they come to bed overly tired, then a restless night for everyone is usually on the cards.
There are ways to try to mitigate the effect of an overly busy day. Creating a calming environment in their bedroom is a great way to produce a relaxing effect in the body of a toddler. No longer are they fighting sleep when they need it.
Certain Colors Help to Create a Relaxed Outlook
Colors bring up different moods in babies, toddlers and children. It’s been found that colors like yellow, white, red and orange overly stimulate the brain which isn’t great at night whereas purple, brown, blue and green tend to create a relaxed outlook. Parents, extended family and even babysitters need to be aware of the ways the colors stimulate or relax a toddler near to bedtime. The overstimulated tot will not get off to sleep or stay sleeping for long in the same way that drinking coffee near to bedtime isn’t the best idea!
For the youngest minds, they’re often far more sensitive to things like sounds, textures, smell, light and colors. When some of these elements are found to be disturbing for a young baby, then getting them to sleep is the toughest. Care needs to be taken to screen out things that will not let them relax more near bedtime.
Does Lighting Affect Mood?
Light affects how calm a toddler is. When lights are too bright for them, they’ll react because their young eyes are more sensitive. Colored lights are a useful way to create a different mood in a room. Dimmer switches offer control over the amount of wattage being put out and the degree of luminance as a result. You don’t always want the brightest LED lighting arrangement because it isn’t relaxing for a toddler.
Poor lighting quality including strobing or flashing lights has also been known to create speech impediments like stuttering and stammering. Even for toddlers who are learning to listen to language for the first time can have difficulty later due to overstimulation or poor lighting when younger. Visit the Stutteringdoctor.com website to learn more about how to avoid this condition.
White Noise in the Background
With toddlers that are sharing a room, noise in the background can cause them to be disturbed. When noise in other rooms is traveling into the toddler’s bedroom, then consider using a fan or a sound machine to create a degree of low sound or white noise that will cut out the noises emanating from other parts of the home.
Creating a calming environment for a toddler in their bedroom isn’t that hard. Attention to detail is the most useful thing with this. Even the bed sheets can be disturbing to them when they’re not using calming colors. So, choose wisely with a little bit of forethought to plan a bedroom that encourages their restful sleep and less disruption during their waking hours too.