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How to manage your child's sleep over Christmas

It is always a very exciting time of year for children and adults alike. Not only on Christmas eve but the build up to it too. From town Christmas light switch on events to school events and seeing friends and family, there are a lot of factors that may make your child's sleep take a downward spin.

Here at Sleep Easy I have put together some simple rules to follow over the festive season to ensure your child manages to maintain healthy sleep and enjoy the magical time of year.

1- Do not forget the naps!

If your child is still napping, then you need to continue to factor this into your days plans. Knowing your child's sleep needs depending on age will allow you to plan and manipulate them to fit in with your plans. Instead of skipping the nap or stretching their wakeful window too long consider going for a tactical walk with your pushchair to get at least 45 minutes in before waking them up. On Christmas day itself, feel free to rope in a family member to take them for a walk in the pushchair as the house is likely to be louder than normal and they may struggle to sleep in their usual sleep space.

2- Plan for Christmas eve!