Worry doll or worry box
Just like adults, anxiety keeps children up worrying.
A worry doll or worry box could help them to get rid of these anxieties and relax before bed.
Ms Shallow said: “If you can, try to address and alleviate worries before bedtime, and remove them completely from the bedroom.
“Bedrooms should be a safe haven, free of the stresses and worries of the day – and a good way of ensuring this is by buying your child a worry doll.
“Encourage them to air their thoughts to that – almost like an imaginary friend, but with a physical presence.”
If your child doesn’t want to tell you their worries, get them a worry box.
Simply put a box in another room in the house and encourage your child to write down their worries and put them in the box.
Ms Shallow added: “Then, perhaps after tea, take out the sheets of paper and go through them one by one as a family.
“This will mean that your child feels as though they are being listened to, and implementing it as a family activity shows that it is important.”