Sleep Aides for Your Toddler

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Room-Darkening Curtains
A street lamp or an early sun rise can disrupt your toddler's ability to sleep well and stay asleep. Consider purchasing room-darkening shades to keep your child's room dark and free of natural light during sleep.

One thing that no parent should do without consulting their pediatrician is use medical or herbal sleeping aides.

Night Light
Some toddlers are frightened by the dark and the unknown that may be lurking in the room. Consider installing a night light bright enough to illuminate the room, but not too bright as to disrupt his sleep. Take your child with you to pick out the night light so that he can feel comfortable with the light and be excited to use it.

Some Final Tips
One thing that no parent should do without consulting their pediatrician is use medical or herbal sleeping aides. Giving your child medicine or herbs can cause dire consequences, such as accidental overdose or dependence on the sleep aide.

{ MORE: Toddler Sleep 101: How to Handle Toddler Sleep Woes }

No solution will work for every family. Listen to your child and watch her body language to see which aides help to ensure that the whole family gets a better night of sleep.

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Sleep Aides for Your Toddler

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12 comments

  1. mommy nhoj says:

    Baby prefers mommy to put her unto sleep. She will wait until I get her from daddy and finally fall asleep. It’s cute and sweet but sometimes can be tiring.

  2. Marilyn says:

    I need a good routine for my baby.

  3. MAMASEXXY says:

    I FOUND THAT THE EARLIER YOU START THEM ON A ROUTINE THE BETTER NIGHT TIME/ BED TIME WILL BE AS THEY GET OLDER. JUST NEVER SWAY FROM THE ROUTINE.

  4. Melody says:

    when should a child get their first pillow?

  5. Janice says:

    I choose to a rock the children with the lights dim, and the volume down on the TV. It was relaxing enough to send them off to sleep.

  6. Janice says:

    My daughter used her children’s Barbie movies, to lul them to sleep, but the older child, caught on to us, and did not want to watch them, anymore.

  7. Jeanetta says:

    Great information…

  8. joselynn says:

    very helpful info 🙂

  9. Drake's says:

    We just got into our night time routine and Drake is doing very well with it – it is really hard to do as working parents because some nights we have to grocery shop or go out after work and we do not get home until later, but trying for most nights to stick to our routine seems to work well!

  10. NiñaSolano says:

    I love to sing to my baby….

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