When you first bring home your baby, you expect some sleepless nights, and sometimes even enjoy the snuggles! But, after months of sleep deprivation, you expect your baby to grow into a toddler sleeping through the night. And, when that doesn't happen, you can be left feeling even more exhausted, frustrated, and confused. Look no further! We are here to help you learn how to get your toddler to sleep through the night. Why Does My Toddler Keep Waking Up at Night? One of the most perplexing
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The crib to toddler bed transition often happens around 3-4 years old, on average, sometimes as early as 18 months or as old as 5 years old. But, how do you transition to a toddler bed so your entire family isn't awake all night? How do you avoid your toddler skipping their nap? Today, we share 5 essential tips for a smooth crib to toddler bed transition. What age to transition from crib to toddler bed The age to transition to a toddler bed ranges from 18 months old to 5 years old, if
Why do toddlers need to nap? Toddlers need to nap to support their growth and development. Their bodies and brains are growing at very rapid rates and they need time to recharge and process all of the many things they are learning all. of. the. time. In addition, toddlers are little people, just like us, who become irritable without enough sleep. Your toddler will be much happier and better behaved with adequate sleep, which will also cut down on temper tantrums (but we can't guarantee
Almost everyone knows newborns need to sleep virtually all day and all night. And, babies need a lot of sleep day and night, too. But, what about toddlers and preschoolers? How much sleep does a 3-year-old need? Your 3 year old needs an average of 11 hours 15 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period. Most of that sleep, if not all, will be made up of nighttime sleep. 3-year-olds need an average of 9 hours, 45 minutes to 11 hours, 15 minutes at night and 0 to 1 1/2 hours of sleep during the day.
This is a guest post written by Judith McLean When your toddler is ready to make the transition from crib to their first bed, it’s a milestone often accompanied with lots of exciting decisions, from selecting new bedroom decor to choosing the right bedding. It’s usually only once you’ve decided on the bed and bought the duvet and bedding set that you start thinking about important safety questions, such as: when can a toddler use a pillow? Why Can’t Babies Use Pillows? Unlike
Monsters, ghouls, goblins, and absolutely the most adorable baby costumes! Halloween can be a ton of fun for grownups and little ones alike. But, Halloween season can also mean more nighttime fears for a lot of toddlers and preschoolers. As our 6-year old tried to hide in my jacket as we walked by the seasonal section at Target, I was reminded just how scary this time can be. But, nighttime fears can strike at any time, so today we are bringing 5 tried and true tips to ease these fears so you
It’s no surprise that children like to keep parents on their toes! Just when you thought all of your sleep issues were sorted out, your toddler starts waking up early. When they are in their “big” kid bed, they no longer have the confinement of the crib. What should you do to keep them from appearing at your bedside during the wee hours of the morning? Luckily, our sleep consultants have had personal experiences with this very issue with our own toddlers. What's helped many of us??
Whether your child was an awesome sleeper as an infant or has never slept well, many toddlers will have trouble with napping, sleeping through the night, or simply staying in bed at least sometimes. The problems that plagued your household when your itty bitty baby needed endless cuddles and round-the-clock feeds might be long behind you, but now you’ve got “bigger” problems to worry about. Maybe your toddler has learned to climb out of their crib and bedtime is now filled with frustration or
Toddler sleep is tough enough....but add in early rising on top of nighttime waking and short naps? That is a problem indeed! Early waking can be a particularly tough problem to tackle with toddlers, since they're so much more mobile and (and often more strong-willed) than babies. While an early-rising baby will cry, an early-rising toddler will climb out of bed, walk into your room, and insist that it's time to get up! Clearly, then, the problem of toddlers who are waking too early is one