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10 Tips To Get Your Little One Sleep on Christmas Eve

Christmas is just days away and everyone is busy finishing their Christmas Shopping working on their final holiday preparations.

Posted By- Khyati Rathod | Posted On - Dec 16, 2020


Christmas is just days away and everyone is busy finishing their Christmas Shopping working on their final holiday preparations. In all of the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s easy to forget the joy and excitement that the children feel this time of the year.   


The story of the magical man from the North Pole coming to your home to leave your presents while you sleep is very thrilling for your young children. This is a magical time of the year and they can wish for something and see it come true. Once comes December 1st his the countdown to Christmas begins and creates a large build-up of excitement. By the time Christmas Eve finally arrives, containing their excitement is becomes nearly impossible, and it is safe to say that sleep is the last ever thing in their mind. 


No, getting the Children’s sleep on Christmas Eve is not an easy task. By the simple tips, you can do this easily, and maybe the challenge of getting them to sleep on Christmas Eve is a little less daunting.   




1. Keep them Active the whole day


Before Christmas Eve keeps them active and moving, Encourage them to go outside, and stay active. The more active they are during the day the more tired they will be at bedtime that makes it easier for them to fall asleep.


2. Encourage them to have a bath before bedtime


This trick you can also do with your youngster kids. A warm bath will drop their body temperature and Feel make them more sleepy naturally. 


3.  A glass of warm water before bedtime


Warm milk can contains tryptophan, a sleep-inducing enzyme, and will help to make the kids relaxed and feel sleepy. Also, warm milk is good for their health and gives them a good sleep. 


4. Keep sugar intake to a minimum through the day


Avoid anything with too much sugar and caffeine after lunch, they will get too much energy from these things and won’t want to sleep


5. Turn off TVs, games, and cell phones 


The lights will stop melatonin production a hormone that gives your body clock its cues to sleep tell them that after a certain time everything must be turned off


6. Stick to that daily bedtime routine


If you have an established bedtime routine you should try and stick to it on Christmas Eve. Their body is trained to know it is time to sleep, and they will drift off more quickly. 


7. Send them to bed early


You can stick to your children still, just start it earlier. Kids will naturally want to stay up later than normal when Santa is on his way. If you get them into bed even half an hour then it makes more time trying to fall asleep and they will probably go to sleep a little earlier than they would otherwise. This is great because they won’t miss out on as much sleep due to their excitement. 


8. Decide on a time for opening presents


This will help you to get more fall on sleep and hopefully they well. If they have a set time when they can get up and open their presents. They won’t be able to constantly waking you up asking if they can open them yet. 


9. Make sure that their surroundings are as normal as possible


If you are travel for Christmas, try and make their surroundings as familiar as possible. Make their bedroom atmosphere as close to what they usually have. Bring their favorite toy, book, blanket, or pillow that helps them to sleep. 


If all else falls…


10. Remind them that Santa won’t come if they are not asleep


If they are still cannot contain their excitement and refuse to fall asleep, remind them that unless they will asleep they will not get a visit from Santa. Santa is magical and if it means that he cannot be seen, so remind them that until they are fast asleep they will not get a visit. 


Foods are the thing that induces sleep is best. You can avoid foods that are too rich or fatty and of course, you have to avoid caffeine also. Give them a snack about before 30 minutes before bedtime so your child’s tummy has a chance to digest. And do one thing keep all things small. Here are a few suggestions for you.


>>  Small yogurt and banana

>>  Oatmeal and banana and milk

>>  String cheese and a few crackers

>>  Cottage cheese and crackers

>>  Peanut butter and a few crackers


Foods that have to avoid


>>  Chips

>>  Cookies

>>  Sodas

>>  Caffeine

>>  Chocolate

>>  Fatty foods