Hearing is a critical part of your child’s overall well-being. Since noise is more and more a part of everyday life, it’s a good idea to be aware of what he’s exposed to and take steps to help protect him.
Many children form habits early, so steer your toddler toward healthy choices as often as possible. Some experts say water should be his main thirst-quencher, winning out over soda pop and other sweet drinks. They also suggest keeping filtered water in the fridge so it will be cool and refreshing whenever your little one is ready. 1 Nursery® Sesame Street purified water is a good option available at many grocery stores, drug stores, discount stores and children’s stores.
If you think keeping your toddler up later will make him sleepier at bedtime, you might want to think again. Ironically, kids who are overtired may have even more trouble falling asleep. To help him develop better sleep habits, pay attention to the time he starts showing signs of sleepiness and make this his regular bedtime. A routine involving a bath, a story or soft music may help him calm down and fall asleep more easily.