How to encourage your child to sleep
Getting children to sleep can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, and one that many parents struggle with at some point. However, there are subtle ways to use decor and imagery to encourage them to fall asleep.
Transform a Wall spoke with consultant child psychiatrist Dr Stephen Westgarth about why sleep is so important for children and how best to encourage it using imagery and colour.
“If getting your child to sleep is a priority for you, then you should avoid any images that are too exciting, anything that symbolises activity, that could be too stimulating for them. A better option is imagery associated with sleep, something soothing and relaxing to make them feel comforted and safe. You don’t want the cityscapes or aurora borealis you might want if you’re an adult.
“In terms of colour, you want something a little more mellow, a little more pastel. Darker colours that are a little bit more grey in the scale are better than really bright colours like oranges and reds.”