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Toddler Sleep

Information to help your toddler sleep and how to develop good sleep habits that will last a lifetime.

How to Soothe a Toddler to Sleep
Toddlers who usually sleep fairly well at night can still, from time to time, wake up or have problems soothing themselves down at night. On those occasions, you may need to cuddle, rock, and soothe a squirmy, screaming toddler. These tips can help you be prepared.

Toddler Sleep Stories
Share your stories about sleepless nights, strategies you've used to help your child get to sleep, and successful tips that can help other parents who have toddlers and two-year-olds who don't sleep well.

Transition a Toddler to a Bed
Get tips on when and how to move a toddler out of the crib and into a bed.

Toddler Snoring
Children who snore regulatory and loudly may be at risk for behavior issues and health problems.

Toddler Bedtime
Find out why an early bedtime is so important to your child's growth and development and learn how to set an appropriate bedtime for your toddler.

How Much Sleep Does My Toddler Need?
Learn how much sleep your toddler needs to stay healthy and rested.

Crib to Bed
Moving from crib to bed is yet another milestone in your toddler's life. Keep in mind that there is no set age for this move so you will have to follow your toddler's lead (when she expresses interest, needs to get herself to the toilet or is climbing out of the crib) or leave it to circumstances (like a new baby who needs the crib) to...

How Did you Introduce the Big Bed to Your Toddler?
Parents share how the introduced their toddlers to the big bed.

How Do You Get Your Toddler to Stay in Bed?
Parents describe how they get their toddlers to stay in bed at night after moving to the big bed.

How to Get a Toddler to Sleep Alone in His Own Room
A Dad writes about his toddler who won't fall asleep without Mom coming to bed with him. Learn how to address this problem and create more consistent bedtime limits, thus ensuring your toddler learns healthy sleep habits.

What Can I Do About My Toddler Staying at the Safety Gate at Night?
A mom wonders if it's all right to let her toddler lurk at the safety gate after bedtime or if she should put her back to bed when she does this.

Parenting Poll: When Does Your Toddler Go to Bed?
Cast your vote. Is your toddler early to bed and early to rise or is he a night owl?

How Can I Keep My Toddler in His Crib at Night?
Strategies for keeping toddlers safe when they've learned to climb out of their cribs at night.

Bedtime Resistance Remedy
Toddlers often find ways to avoid bedtime. Then, once you manage to get them into bed, it's not always easy to keep them there. Kids need sleep, though, so if you're a parent dealing with bedtime battles, here's a remedy.

My Sleep Book
Create a book with your toddler that will help set goals toward sleeping through the night. You can also use this book to help your toddler cope with weaning and other life events that require change.

Share Your Toddler's Sleep Habits
Parents share what their toddler's sleep habits look like.See submissions

Toddler Giving Up Naps
Read tips on helping little ones who begin to refuse or don't need to take naps during the day any longer.

Tips for Giving Up Naps
Find out how to make it easier for toddlers to give up naps.

Toddler Napping Tips and Resources
Help make nap time a happy time for toddlers and parents.

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