How to wake up kids who don’t want to wake up

Sometimes waking up children in the morning can be the biggest challenge for parents as they have to juggle getting ready for work and finishing up the morning routine.

When kids sleep no matter what is happening around them; that might lead to some parents tempted to splash them with ice cold water or even banging a drum to get them up.

However, that is not the way to go about doing things especially if you want to have a good relationship with your kids.

Kid’s connection made a list of some less stressful suggestions to wake up kids who don’t want to wake up in the morning.

Make sure they’re getting enough sleep

According to National Sleep Foundation this is how much children should sleep:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours each day.
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours each day.
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours each day.
  • Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours each day.
  • School age children (6-13): 9-11 hours each day.
  • Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours each day.

If they did not get enough sleep the night before then there are plenty of chances that it is going to be difficult to wake them up in the morning the following day.

Let Them Go to Bed Earlier

It is very important to let your kids go to bed earlier than usual to make sure that they get enough sleep.

Switch off technology

Technology can keep kids up until midnight, especially teenagers. Ensure that phones, computers, and Television are turned off when you tuck them up to bed to avoid having struggling to wake them up in the morning.

Let in the light

Light is another motivation to wake up a person without yelling or banging doors.

Set alarm

Buy a cute alarm clock that can be a play time during the day but also can be useful to wake the kids up in the morning.

If all fails

You can always ask for advice from other parents.

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Kids Connection was successfully launched in March 2006 by Wendy Beaufort for distribution to parents and teachers in the local Port Elizabeth market. The comprehensive directory for young families from newborn to 12 years, was born because, Wendy, a mom of three, understood the importance of having detailed information related to children that is aimed at assisting young families spend less time PLANNING and more time PLAYING….READ MORE