- Have a set time for naps or quiet time.
- No screens – tablets, phones, or TV for at least an hour before sleep.
As your baby grows to become a toddler, their sleeping patterns can change. To make this change easier on both you and your child, you can change the times they nap and go to bed, but make sure you keep your sleep routine. Getting your child to go to sleep, even if it’s at a different time, will be easier if they see the same routine before bedtime. They learn that the actions like bathing, brushing, and reading mean that it will soon be time to sleep. When you continue the routine, it tells them that it’s still bedtime, just at a different time. They should still nap or use quiet time to recharge during the day. Remember, no screens for at least an hour before they sleep will help them sleep faster and better.
To find more information, check out:
American Academy of Pediatrics. (2007). Getting Your Baby to Sleep. Healthychildren.org. Retrieved from Getting Your Baby to Sleep
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