Toddler Sleep Training Solutions

13 months - 2.5 years old

IS YOUR TODDLER NOT SLEEPING?

LET’S SOLVE YOUR TODDLER’S SLEEP ISSUES TODAY

A new stage of life brings new changes that can make your toddler not sleep.

If your toddler is waking up at night, waking up too early or not napping, it could be due to developmental changes like walking, transitioning from two naps to one and a more intense attachment to bottles and pacifiers. 

Children are comforted by routines, so a simple and straight-forward sleep training plan is extremely important for your toddler. Keep reading to see how we answer common questions like how long should a toddler sleep for, and how to get a toddler to nap! We want to help you establish a toddler sleep training routine for your child. 

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    Toddler Naps & Night Sleep Training

Temper tantrums, walking, attachment, oh my! The transition to toddlerhood around 13 months brings a whole new slew of sleep training issues – what may have worked in the past no longer works for your independent toddler.

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To learn more about how to handle your toddler’s tantrums, take a look at pages 186-188 of The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book, which will give you a step-by-step guide to sleeping training your toddler.

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

How to transition your toddler to one nap per day
Bottle Weaning: Breaking bedtime crutch
Why won’t my toddler sleep at night?

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    Toddler Daily Schedules

Transitioning from 2 naps a day to 1 can leave a lot of parents questioning their toddlers daily schedule. Just know that at this age, your toddler still needs around 2.5 hours of daytime sleep, with bedtime around 7-8pm.

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Age appropriate chapters in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book will help with daily schedules and developmental changes. For a sample toddler schedule, take a look at pages 172-177 and for how to transition from two naps to one, reference pages 218-222. 

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

How much sleep do toddlers need?
Thirteen to Eighteen Month-Old Schedule
Typical Toddler Schedule – How to Balance Work and Sleep Schedules

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    Toddler Waking Up Too Early

Early rising is when your child wakes up before 6am and is ready to start their day. There are 5 causes for early rising, that we will outline in these resources. Once you figure out what is causing the early rising, you can create a plan to change it!

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To read more about the causes of early rising and what to do about it, take a look at pages 210-213 for 13-18month olds and 262-266 for 1.5-2.5 year olds in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book. 

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

Rise and shine: The early waking toddler
8 tips to resolve early rising
Sneaky causes for early rising

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    Toddler Sleep Regressions

Toddlerhood brings major developmental changes whether its walking, talking or getting molars, these can unfortunately mean sleep regressions. Once you learn to recognize the culprit of the regressions, you can set yourself up to get your child right back on track. 

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To read more about the developmental changes that can cause toddler sleep regressions, take a look at pages 181-190 for 13-18month olds and 235-244 for 1.5-2.5 year olds in The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight book. 

Articles from The Sleep Lady® Blog:

What every parent needs to know about night terrors
What are sleep regressions
The 15 Month Sleep Regression — What to Expect

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Our Gentle Sleep Solutions course will take you from sleepless nights to a full night’s sleep in 2 weeks…..without leaving your toddler to cry it out alone.  

Even if you’ve tried other sleep training courses with no success, you can start sleep training your toddler with Gentle Sleep Solutions – a proven, step-by-step system that has helped tens of thousands of families. Unlike other courses, Gentle Sleep Solutions addresses sleep issues that are exclusive to toddlers like  transitioning from two naps to 1, attachment to a lovey or pacifier, bottle weaning, ending cosleeping and so much more! Kim’s team has been helping families successfully get sleep for years and are confident they can help you too.

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THE SLEEP LADY’S GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT

Kims’ best-selling book can guide you when sleep training your toddler [ages 13 months – 2.5 years] and serve as a great supplement to the Gentle Sleep Solutions eCourse. 

The book will give you typical schedules to follow, discuss developmental milestones and how they affect toddler sleep and will give you examples of how to handle tricky sleep training situations like nap transitions, weaning from a bottle, early rising, tantrums and how to improve co-sleeping or how to end it. 

I find crying it out (CIO) and Ferber to be rather brutal approaches and wanted something much gentler with minimal crying. This did the trick…

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