Food and diet
Did you know that what you feed your child, the amount of food and at what time they eat, may have an effect on your child’s sleep?
Foods that promote sleep, foods that prevent sleep, being hungry, being full, food intolerances, bloating or constipation may all be contributing to how your child settles and sleeps.
You may wish to try adjusting food habits to help with sleep problems. However, you should always seek medical advice before making any significant changes to your child’s diet.
Look at the links about food and sleep below.
The Children's Sleep Charity have launched a new Sleepy Food Recipe Book. Recipes were produced by Hannah Bailey from Wise Choice Nutrition and includes tips from The Children's Sleep Charity sleep practitioners. You can buy the book direct from The Children's Sleep Charity by clicking here.
This is a booklet about sleep produced as part of the Early Support programme together with Vicky Dawson of The Children's Sleep Charity. Here you will find information about how to develop good sleep practices and on understanding sleep patterns, the impact of sleep deprivation and causes of sleep issues. The information on diet is on p20.