Health Tip: Minimize Nightmares01/02/12
(HealthDay News) -- While parents can't prevent nightmares
altogether, they can take steps to help foster sweet dreams.
The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions:
- Keep a consistent bedtime and waking schedule.
- Implement a calm, quiet, relaxing and consistent bedtime
routine -- perhaps including a bath, book and some cuddle
- Make sure your child's bed is comfortable and cozy. Allow a
favorite stuffed animal or blanket in bed.
- Don't let your child watch any frightening television shows
- Explain to your child that nightmares are only dreams, and that
he or she can't be hurt during a nightmare.
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