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Category: Toddler Sleep Problems

Hair Twirling at Bedtime? How to Break a Common Sleep Crutch

Hair Twirling at Bedtime? How to Break a Common Sleep Crutch A reader named Amber wrote into The Sleep Lady about her problem with hair twirling at bedtime. Her son seems to be using this as a sleep crutch. She writes: “My son Owen will be 2 in a little over a month and he…

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My Toddler Can’t Self-Soothe at Bedtime — Tips for Better Sleep

My Toddler Can’t Self-Soothe at Bedtime — Tips for Better Sleep A reader named Maria wrote in about her toddler who can’t self-soothe at bedtime. She’s looking for some bedtime advice: “My son is almost 14 months old. I never sleep trained him. His bedtime is 7:00 p.m. and he is currently napping twice a…

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Sleep Regression After a New Sibling

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule Once children learn to sleep well, they can take change in stride. They can become, as one mom called her toddler, an “Olympic sleeper.” Some kids do get thrown off by common childhood illnesses, travel and the like.  You can get them back on…

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My Two-Year-Old Wakes Up Screaming At Night! What Can I Do?

My Two-Year-Old Wakes Up Screaming At Night! What Can I Do? A reader named Beth wrote in and asked me to help her with her. Beth’s toddler wakes up screaming at night, and she is running out of ideas. Night Terrors Big Beds Changes at the home Using The Shuffle Beth’s Toddler Wakes Up Screaming…

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Stop My Toddler From Cosleeping

Stop My Toddler From Cosleeping — My Husband is on the Couch!

Stop My Toddler From Cosleeping — My Husband is on the Couch! A reader wrote in with a plea to “stop my toddler from cosleeping.” She wrote: “My 3.5 yr old daughter has recently started to have issues with sleeping in her bed. I am certain at times she has nightmares. We have let her…

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Toddler Won’t Sleep at Night? Your Tough Sleep Question, Answered

Toddler Won’t Sleep at Night? Your Tough Sleep Question, Answered A mom of five is having a sleep problem with her youngest. This mom’s toddler won’t sleep at night, and she’s tried it all: “Our 2-year-old is the youngest of five and hands down the worst sleeper in the world ever. In his life, he’s…

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My 14-Month-Old Wakes Up Too Early — How to Fix Early Rising

My 14-Month-Old Wakes Up Too Early — How to Fix Early Rising Hi there! Today I’m going to answer Kathleen’s e-mail question about her son who wakes up too early. She wrote in and said the following: “My fourteen-month old wakes up at 5 a.m. He’s always had this early wake up time. I’ve tried…

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Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half

Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half How much sleep do toddlers need? That is a question that has many answers, and it depends on the age of the toddler. An eighteen month old on average sleeps eleven and a quarter hours at night and two and a quarter hours during one midday…

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Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old

Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old At this age toddlers need an average of 11.25 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night and 2.25 to 2.5 hours of naps during the day. Children at the younger end of this age bracket take two naps, in the morning and afternoon, but by eighteen months most…

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