Help Your Toddler Stay Asleep

How to Help Your Toddler Stay Asleep Through the Night

Did you know that parents are so desperate to sleep that they’re sneaking in naps during the day? Adults should be getting eight solid hours of sleep, and when you can’t get some shuteye, it’s bound to affect your health negatively.

If you have a toddler that wakes up throughout the night, it can feel impossible to get them to stay asleep. Luckily, this guide is here to help. 

Keep reading to learn how to make your little one sleep through the night. 

Create a Bedtime Routine 

The most important change you can make to help your toddler sleep through the night is to create a bedtime routine. Maybe you start by having dinner, then you give your little one a bath, read them a story, brush their teeth and then tuck them in for bed. 

Have enough time to cuddle with them but don’t allow for any rough play. Starting a routine that suits you and your child will help get them comfortable, easing into sleep without it being a battle.

You can help your child settle to sleep by staying in the room and cuddling them off to sleep. You can also check on them regularly or close the door and stay away. Find an approach that works for you and your child. 

Independent Sleep

There are a number of parents that allow their toddlers to cosleep with them. Although this helps everyone in the family sleep well, eventually, your toddler will need to learn how to become an independent sleeper. Otherwise, they’ll resort to making their way to your bed anytime they’re restless.

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Fixing a toddler’s sleep problem may not be easy, but once it’s solved, everyone will have better sleep. It may be challenging to control your toddler at times, but maintaining boundaries around sleep routines is important. Break any negative habits that may be causing your little one to climb into bed with you. 

Keep Things Dark and Quiet

It may be tempting to jump out of bed if your toddler wakes up during the night, but the last thing you want to do is turn the lights on when they’re trying to sleep. Remember to speak softly and keep things dark. If your little one is afraid of the dark, don’t be afraid to invest in a simple night light.

The goal is to create the perfect sleeping environment so that your toddler is so bored that they have to go to sleep.

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How to Help Your Toddler Stay Asleep 

Sleep problems affect 25 to 50 percent of children so don’t feel alone if you’re struggling to keep your toddler sleeping through the night. Although it might take a little bit of work, you can get your toddler to stay asleep while getting a full night’s rest too. First-time parents will especially love these tips. 

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