Sleep is incredibly important, yet the truth is that most babies just don’t want to sleep through the night! Some reasons may be that they say they are not tired, are afraid of the dark, or have separation anxiety.
Whatever the reason, bedtime routines can be a major struggle for parents, but is there a way to put the issue to rest? With the help of a few simple mobile apps, parents can ensure that babies rest, relax and fall asleep quickly.
Moshi is a great app the whole family can use to improve bedtime. The app can soothe your babies through hours and hours of sleep stories, meditations, music, lullabies and even sounds using breathing exercises. The soft rhythm of the narration, the soothing background sounds, and the cute kid-friendly graphics are what make the Moshi app work so well.
You can encourage kids to create their own custom playlists on the app of their favorite sleep content. Alternatively, they can also use the app during the day to learn important lessons about positive thinking, reducing worries, and more.
2. Bedtime Stories
There is something in the Bedtime Stories app for everyone to enjoy. Older kids will definitely appreciate listening to bedtime stories on the app, while little ones will love the lullabies. The stories range in length from 10 to 20 minutes.
Because the app’s stories and lullabies are audio only, there are no unnecessary animations or extras to distract your little ones as they try to fall asleep. There’s even a place in the Bedtime Stories app where you can find demonstrations of a variety of basic yoga poses for kids.
3. Children’s Sleep Meditation
Loaded with calming sleep content, Kids Sleep Meditation is the ideal app for your kids to use at night. Simply download a recording and your child can listen to it right away or save it to a playlist for later.
Also make sure that before listening to the meditation, make sure that this meditation is suitable for their age group or not. The app also features an easy breathing exercise that can help children calm down and reduce stress. There are some free sessions to access on the app, and you can unlock the personal attention of your choice for a small fee.
4. New Horizon
In addition to sleep tech gadgets, bedtime meditations and sleep stories are great ways to ease your child’s mind. Which is why you should add the New Horizons app to their bedtime routine. The app includes three categories: Guided Meditations, Stories and Sleep Meditations.
Whether you’re looking for a bedtime story or a meditation session, the convenient categories make it easy to find what you need. One of the top features of the New Horizons app is the soothing voice narrator that is sure to lull babies to sleep. Plus, there aren’t any ads that pop up and disturb their sleep.
5. Short Stories
Create customized bedtime audiobooks with your child with the Little Stories app. It’s easy, type in your child’s name and gender, choose an exciting story and start recording.
With titles like My Dad is a Giant, The Little Bear Cub, A Fun Walk, and more, kids can now be the heroes of their own adorable bedtime stories. Not only is this a great way to get kids excited for bedtime, but it can also help improve their reading skills.
6. Happy Kids Timer
Setting a bedtime is essential if you want to teach your child good sleeping habits for the future. Thanks to the Happy Kids Timer app, bedtime chores just got a lot easier and more fun! To start using the app, choose between morning or evening activities, and the first task and timer will start.
The best part about the app is that it’s easy enough for older kids to use on their own, so they can complete tasks without supervision. In addition, you can use the Settings tab to reorder tasks, change the duration, or add a custom task. As kids complete their work, they can collect stars to receive a certificate.
7. Sleep for Kids
Sleep for Kids was created by psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, Elaine Martin. The app includes many wonderful bedtime stories, all of which are narrated by Elaine herself. Plus, new stories are added frequently before bedtime. There are four categories of stories to choose from, including Fall Asleep, Build Confidence, Reduce Fear, and Manage Anxiety.
Once you have chosen a category, select the appropriate age group and browse through the collection of stories. For example, the Sleepy Baby sleep story is ideal for infants, while Reflections of Confidence is a story that older children will appreciate.