The secret to a great night's sleep

5 ways to get your child up in the morning

When it comes to getting ready for the school run, are you sick of the constant battle to get your little one up and dressed in time? As we head into the final school term, we've come up with some creative ways you can make the mornings a little easier and wake your children up with ease.

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  1. Bring a pet in with you to wake them up
    The family pet can always tempt your little one, especially if it is full of energy and wants to play. Plus there's no better wake up than a sloppy kiss off the family dog. 
  2. Offer rewards for waking up
    There's nothing more exciting for a child than being rewarded with a treat. Stocking up on their favourite breakfast cereals may be the answer to getting them out of bed five minutes earlier. 
  3. Introducing music when waking them up
    Try putting a radio in their room so they can listen to some of their favourite songs whilst getting ready for school. You could even check out some specific wake up playlists online to get them in the right frame of mind for the day of learning ahead. 
  4. Allow some natural light in the room 
    We all know there's nothing worse than being woken up by the curatins being flung open and daylight flooding in. By opening the curtains half way ten minutes before they are due to get up can encourage them to wake up more naturally and of their own accord. 
  5. Always keep a smile on your face
    Although patience can wear thin during the morning school run, be patient as it may only result in your child resisting more. 

How do you tempt your children to get up on time in the mornings?  Let us know on our Facebook  and  Twitter pages using  #MySleepSecret .

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