What are the benefits of naps for children? There will be 2 disadvantages if the control is not good, parents should pay attention

time:2022-11-27 04:27:48source:monlittlebaby.com author:Common phenomenon
What are the benefits of naps for children? There will be 2 disadvantages if the control is not good, parents should pay attention

For adults, being able to sleep at noon is a very refreshing thing, but for children, letting them sleep at noon can break down the mother.

Why don't kids like naps?

There are generally two reasons why children do not take naps. First: the child is old enough. We all know that the younger the child, the longer the sleep time. According to children's sleep standards: newborns sleep most of the time and need 12-18 hours of sleep every day; 1-2 year olds need 12-15 hours of sleep; 2-4 years old need about 12 hours of sleep; 4 -A 6-year-old needs about 11 hours; primary school students try to sleep 10 hours a day. By looking at the amount of sleep a child gets, we can see that the older the child, the less sleep it needs. This also explains why children gradually stop taking naps. Because the child is older, he can get enough sleep after a night's sleep, and he no longer needs to take a nap every day. Second: the child's brain has matured. Babies sleep mostly because their brain nerves are immature. Sleeping more can relieve brain fatigue and promote the development of brain nerves. As the child grows up and the brain matures, the child no longer needs to take a nap every day. If the child does not take a nap, but can also ensure that the spirit is good, the mood is good, and the food is good, then it means that the child's brain and nerve development are relatively mature. It is enough to sleep at night every day. This is a child's smart performance, and parents should be happy. Of course, there are also children who do not nap because of illness. Under such circumstances, children are often irritable and difficult to appease. At this time, parents need to take their children to the hospital for examination in time, find the cause, and then treat the symptoms.

How can I tell if my child needs a nap?

It mainly depends on the child's sleep time and mental state in the afternoon. During nap time, encourage children to go to bed and take a nap. Generally, preschool children fall asleep within 20 minutes. If the child is lying in bed quietly for more than 20 minutes and cannot fall asleep, there is no need to force the child to sleep. Never let your child stay in bed until he falls asleep, as this will make the child feel stressed, unfree, and even reject naps. On the other hand, look at the mental state of the child. If the child does not take a nap, he is still in good spirits in the afternoon, does not affect eating dinner and sleeping at night, and the child's mood is stable, so it is no longer necessary to take a nap every day. If the child does not take a nap, is not in good spirits in the afternoon, loses his temper easily, and is sleepy in the evening or at dinner time, it means that the child needs to take a nap. The reason why the child does not fall asleep may be due to the sleep environment or its own reasons. The child takes a nap normally. If the sleeping environment is uncomfortable, too bright, too hot, etc., you need to help your child create a comfortable sleeping environment. If the child is slow to fall asleep, you can also let the child play for a while, consume some physical strength, and then let the child take a nap. In short, follow the child's sleep needs, do not force naps, and let the child get enough sleep.

How should the child take a nap in the kindergarten?

At home, if the child is really unwilling to take a nap, parents may not force it, after all, it will not affect others. But in kindergarten, other children take naps, and their own children will definitely affect other children if they don’t take naps. What to do in this situation? Can I force a nap? This requires the teacher's understanding and reasonable arrangements. According to the child's situation, the teacher can let the child play quietly in his own crib; or let the child bring a familiar doll to play quietly during the nap; or let the child go to bed later to shorten the time for falling asleep and sleeping. Remember, never force your child to take a nap. Forcing a child to take a nap will not only not let the child get a good rest, but will make the child feel that he cannot move freely for a long time. The child can't sleep, and may also make some bad little actions because of boredom. Some mothers report that because their children can't sleep and can't move when they lie there, they can't help biting their nails, and they develop the habit of biting their nails when they can't sleep. Still others can't fall asleep at noon and touch their genitals while lying still, but not at other times. Every parent hopes that their children can grow up healthily and that they can adapt to the rules of the living environment, but every child is different and has different needs. Taking naps as an example, some children sleep a long time and need naps, which is a good habit; some children do not need naps, and parents and kindergarten teachers also need to meet their children’s needs and cannot be “one size fits all”. After all, parents and teachers All for the better development of children.
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