Sleep

Bed time routines are the key to a smooth bedtime for toddlers

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  • Bedtime routines become habits in toddlers that they will continue to have as they grow up.
  • Good bed time routines might include washing, brushing, and reading, as well as NO screens for at least an hour before bed.

Toddlers need a bedtime routine just as much as babies do; the bedtime routines you have with your child now will turn into habits that they will keep as they grow up. Good things to do at bed time include washing, brushing teeth and hair, and reading. Screens should not be used for at least an hour before bed; not using screens will make it easier for your toddler to fall asleep.

To find more information, check out:

American Academy of Pediatrics. (2011). Toddler Bedtime Trouble: Tips for Parents. Healthychildren.org. Retrieved from Toddler Bedtime Trouble: Tips for Parents

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

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