Creating the perfect sleep environment depends upon the child, of course
Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) April 23, 2009
A good night's sleep is essential for a child's health, so Protect-A-Bed asked two popular mom bloggers for their tips for helping children get the best night's sleep possible. Kim Grabinski, owner of What's that Smell? In Indiana and Alyson LaBarge, owner of 3Ps in a Pod in Texas, both said the key is creating a physically and emotionally comfortable sleep environment.
"Creating the perfect sleep environment depends upon the child, of course," Grabinski said. "But all parents can help make bedtime something their kids enjoy by making sure the sleep environment is welcoming and comforting physically."
At a basic level, this includes keeping the child's room clean, having appropriate lighting, and surrounding the child with familiar and comforting items, like blankets and favorite plush toys. It also includes choosing the right bedding.
"Providing a consistent sleeping area that is temperature controlled, quiet, and comfortable can be the cornerstones of any great sleeping environment," LaBarge said. "Keeping the area tidy and clean will also allow the child to have fewer distractions and more peace. Bedding should be clean, soft, and of adequate weight for the season and allow the child to move easily as they sleep."
The bloggers also recommend tools ranging from night lights to white noise machines, if the child needs them to be comfortable. Both LaBarge and Grabinski emphasized it's important for parents to understand their child's personality, as there's no absolute right way to create the perfect sleeping environment.
Although creating a great sleep environment isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition, Mattress protectors and mattress encasements fit into the equation, for two reasons.
"First, we want to help avoid accidents when ever possible but sometimes, even the best intentions cannot keep a child dry all night. Having a good quality mattress protector helps keep your mattress protected and increases its lifespan," LaBarge explained. "Secondly, when a child has trouble with allergies, they are miserable. One of the worst culprits, causing allergic flare ups are dust mites, found in mattresses. A good quality mattress protector provides a barrier between the dust mites and your child, hopefully lessening your child's exposure and improving their health."
Both LaBarge and Grabinski recommend Protect-A-Bed mattress protection products because of their ability to block allergens and prevent a child's nighttime accident from ruining their mattress.
"Since we have been using our mattress protectors my kids have no longer been waking up with stuffy noses," Grabinski said. "They have allergies and we had grown accustomed to them having stuffy noses at bedtime and even being awakened by it and unable to go back to sleep. This has not happened since we put the Protect-A-Bed mattress protectors on their beds."
Protect-A-Bed provides a full line of mattress and pillow protection products that help create a sanitary, allergy-free sleep environment for children. Unlike many mattress protection products, Protect-A-Bed products are breathable, creating a cool, comfortable sleep environment.
"We work hard to offer products that help children get the recuperative sleep they need to grow up strong," said Rose Leahy, Protect-a-Bed's Customer Liaison who hears first-hand stories from customers, including mothers, who use the products. "While we can't offer the simple comforts a mother would provide, we can give moms the peace of mind that their child will be protected from dust mites and allergens lurking in their mattresses and pillows, and that a child's night time accidents won't ruin mattresses."
To learn more about Protect-A-Bed products, visit http://www.protect-a-bed.com.
Sidebar: Tips so children can get a good night's sleep:
1. Make sure the sleep environment is welcoming - keep the room clean so the child has fewer distractions and more peace.
2. Ensure the room is comforting - surround the child with familiar items like blankets and favorite plush toys.
3. Choose the right bedding: bedding should be clean, soft and the appropriate weight for the season. The child should be able to move easily when they sleep.
4. Use Mattress protectors and mattress encasements to block allergens and prevent a child's nighttime accident from ruining their mattress.
5. Provide a consistent sleeping area that is temperature controlled so the child isn't too cold or too hot.
Protect-A-Bed produces mattress protectors that provide consumers with a healthy and comfortable sleep environment. The product was developed in South Africa in 1980 and Protect-A-Bed was first established in the USA in 2000, and offers bedding protectors to help create a dry, bed bug free, anti-allergy sleep zone for people of all ages. The product is now sold in 27 countries and Protect-A-Bed is the leader in mattress protection innovation. The company developed the proprietary Miracle Membrane® and patent pending Bug Lock® and Secure Seal™ for bed bug protection. Protect-A-Bed products are listed as a Class 1 Medical Device with the Food and Drug Administration and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. For more information, visit http://www.protectabed.com.