Getting Your Toddler to Sleep

Putting a toddler to bed can be one of the most frustrating times of the day for both parents and children.

Did you know that small children have an internal clock that primes them for sleep? If this body clock and bedtime aren't in sync, it could lead to your little one having trouble getting to sleep at night.

Smaller children should go to bed soon after showing signs of sleepiness, such as rubbing their eyes and yawning. Consistent bedtimes are important.

Experts suggest dimming the lights and turning off all electronics one hour before bedtime. Also, make sure there is natural light coming into their room when the sun rises. This will help keep their internal clock on schedule.

Achieving a consistent bedtime and resetting your child's internal body clock may take some trial and error, but doing so will make both of your lives easier.

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Liz Hayes
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