Remarkably Helpful Ways To Get Your Child Through Firework Season

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Its summertime! This means summer festivities are upon us! Outdoor enjoyment with themed activities, and, of course, fireworks. If you are a parent reading this, you are probably wondering how you can save your child’s sleep, get your child through firework season, and, probably, save your sanity.

Don’t get me wrong, I think fireworks are absolutely beautiful. They are like gorgeous sky flowers.

But, the loud explosions can really interfere with your sleep patterns!

So, without further ado, here are some helpful tips to enjoy summer activities AND get your child through firework season.

introduce them to fireworks and loud noises

!FIREWORKS ARE LOUD! Hence, all caps.

While beautiful in the sky, they can really come as a surprise when you are not expecting them. This is worse when you are not used to loud noises!

Thus, it is only fair to introduce your child to fireworks and other loud noises early. This prepares them for the nighttime shows.

Note: Please, do not risk hurting your child’s hearing. Showing them a video of fireworks and talking to them about it can do.

Extra note: Your neighbors might be graciously doing this already in the neighborhood.

celebrate early

Summertime festivities are fun! Celebrate earlier in the day with related activities, quality family time, and exploration. This is a great way to include them so your child doesn’t feel left out.

Plus, all the excitement should tire your child out! Win-Win!

don’t skip the nap

As much as you want to keep the excitement going, do NOT skip your child’s nap!!

An overtired child will often struggle to go to sleep. And, when the fireworks start, it will be harder to put your child down.

put your child down before the fireworks begin

It may be tempting to keep your child up to show them the beautiful colors in the sky. But, if you do not want your child’s sleep to suffer, it is best to put them down BEFORE the fireworks begin.

Sadly, fireworks tend to start late at night. And for some reason, the later a child goes to bed, the earlier they wake up the next day. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who goes through this!)

white noise

White noise is an audible frequency that can help tune out outside noises.

**incoming nerd alert**

According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, sleep difficulties are frequently brought on by environmental factors like noise. Based on the study’s findings, the use of white noise is advised as a way to block out outside noises, induce sleep, enhance sleep, and maintain sleep.

**end nerd alert**

Hence, it would be worth it to invest in a white noise machine or have a fan running.

comfort your child as needed

Most children tend to wake up in the middle of the night. Many of them can settle on their own. But, if your child is crying and doesn’t seem to settle on their own, then comfort your little one. Reassure them that they are safe.

final thoughts on getting your child through firework season

Fireworks tend to mark a delightful occasion.

Unfortunately, they happen late at night. Simple steps can be taken to help you and your child get through sky flower season.

Let me know in the comments what you think about these tips. Is there anything you would do differently?

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