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Category: Toddler Sleep Problems

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable For toddlers and preschoolers, the bedtime routine can often be the most challenging part of the day. It means another transition and separation from you, at the same time that everyone in the household is a bit tired and sometimes frazzled from a long day, especially when…

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sleep training toddler

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long As toddlers grow, their bodies and minds need to adjust to the shift of weaning themselves off of naps and appreciating the benefits of a longer night’s sleep. Between the ages of two and three, average toddler sleep needs drop to about…

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sleep regression child

The 2-Year Sleep Regression – How to Get Your Child Back to Sleep

The 2-Year Sleep Regression – How to Get Your Child Back to Sleep Many parents breathe a sigh of relief once their child hits the toddler years. But then you’re dealing with molars, budding independence, and (for some) potty training. Logically, we think that development keeps moving forward, but when it comes to two year…

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quiet time for toddlers

Quiet Time for Toddlers — Dropping the Afternoon Nap

Quiet Time for Toddlers — Dropping the Afternoon Nap Dropping the afternoon nap in favor of quiet time can bring a big transition for the whole family. Many families ask about the appropriate age to drop their naps for good. On average children give up their afternoon nap at 4 years old. That being said,…

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nap training child

Toddler Naps: Nap or Not to Nap for My 4 Year Old?

Toddler Naps: Nap or Not to Nap for My 4 Year Old? A reader wrote in this question about toddler naps: “I am struggling. Does my 4 year old need a nap? On weekdays, she goes to 1/2 day preschool, naps afterwards in her room with dim lights and a sound machine from about 12:45pm…

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back to school routines

Back-To-School Routines for your Special Needs Child with Checklists

Back-To-School Routines for your Special Needs Child with Checklists As parents at the end of summer — for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere — it’s easy to put off the bedtime routine piece of our back-to-school checklist until the very last moment. We may even be tempted to simply forget routines altogether and…

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special needs sleep

Sleep for Kids with Special Needs — 4 Huge Benefits

Sleep for Kids with Special Needs — 4 Huge Benefits Parents know that sleep for kids with special needs is sometimes hard to come by. Having a more well-rested child will always make life a little smoother. Consider these four benefits for you and your special needs child: Better moods More open to learning Awake…

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coronavirus stress

Coronavirus: How to Manage Stress and Talk to Your Kids

None of us has ever experienced what we’re going through right now — a global pandemic. While some are buying up all the toilet paper, and others are scrambling for childcare, the small people in our lives are watching. They hear us talking about coronavirus or “covid-19”, and they see us behaving differently. Even the…

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Our Vacation Ruined Sleep for our 2.5 Year Old! Help us Recover

Today, I’m going to answer Sarah’s question about how their vacation ruined sleep for their child. “Dear Kim, I have a two and a half year old son name Gavin. He has always slept well at night for his entire life. Goes to bed at 7:30, 8pm and wakes up at 7 a.m. He’s healthy….

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Why Isn't My Toddler Sleeping Through The Night?

Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in today’s vlog, I’m going to answer Michelle’s question about her toddler sleeping through the night: “My child is 1 year old and still does not sleep through the night. I’ve tried different routines and nothing changes his bedtime, which is around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. He doesn’t…

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