If you have a toddler who just won't sleep well - who's popping in and out of bed like a jack-in-the-box at bedtime, for instance, or who still wakes frequently at night, or who just won't take long, restorative, consistent naps, despite your best efforts - then odds are you're feeling at your wit's end, and are looking for any (ANY) ideas that'll help you get your toddler sleeping better. Well, look no further! Today, Renee Frances, author of the adorable Good Night Fairy book series, is
getting toddlers to sleep
I know. Some of you are probably laughing hysterically at the title of today's article. Too much nap time sleep?! Lots of you would probably give anything to have that the problem in your house! And we understand that. Most of the parents we work with have babies and toddlers who struggle with nap time sleep, and who need to take longer, more restorative naps. Those babies and toddlers desperately need a solid daytime nap schedule to help them get the nap time sleep they need.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’re likely no stranger to the concept of sleep regressions. You've probably experienced them first-hand, right? ;) If you’re new here, however, let us fill you in. A sleep regression refers to a period of time when a baby or toddler who’s been sleeping well suddenly begins waking at night and during naptime or even refusing to go to sleep at all. There are several distinct regression phases that most babies and toddlers experience: one at 4
Your sweet girl, who’s been sleeping peacefully at night for months, is suddenly waking multiple times each night and wailing loudly. Your little man, who’s been taking two nice long naps each day for ages, suddenly begins resisting nap time, refusing to lie down and go to sleep. Sound familiar? You may be experiencing the 18 month sleep regression. If you’re the parent of a toddler, then a sleep regression is something you’re probably familiar with. After all, you've no doubt experienced