Baby’s growth and development need comprehensive and abundant nutrition, so the diversification of diet is very important to ensure the balance of various nutrients. In addition, parents should avoid eating food that is not conducive to sleep in the evening. If the baby’s sleep is not good, you can give him some food that has a calming effect and can promote sleep.
Here are some foods to help your baby sleep:
Milk: Milk contains two hypnotic substances. One is tryptophan, which can promote the synthesis of sleep serotonin, and the other is a kind of peptide that can regulate the physiological function of the body. And milk contains almost all the nutrients needed by the human body. It is easy to digest and absorb. It is very suitable for children. So a small glass of milk before going to bed will help babies sleep.
Millet: Millet is rich in tryptophan, which can promote brain neurons to secrete a sleepy neurotransmitter — serotonin. In addition, millet is rich in starch, which makes people feel full after eating. It can promote the secretion of insulin and increase the amount of tryptophan entering the brain. If the baby does not sleep well, parents can cook millet porridge for him to eat.
Fruit: Fruit contains fructose, malic acid and strong aroma, which can induce a series of reactions in the body, produce serotonin, and thus help to fall asleep.
Sunflower seed: It contains many kinds of amino acids and vitamins, which can regulate the metabolism of brain cells and improve the inhibition function of brain cells. Eating sunflower seeds before going to bed can promote the secretion of digestive juice, which is conducive to digestion, sedation, and sleep. Of course, if the baby is too young, don’t give him sunflower seeds casually, in case of danger.
Date: The date contains protein, sugar, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron and so on. It has the function of invigorating the spleen and calming the mind.
Walnut: Walnut is good nourishing food, which can treat neurasthenia, amnesia, insomnia and dreaminess.
For growing children, “sleeping” and “eating” are important parts of their lives. We can combine the two, let the scientific diet help babies sleep better.