Sleep Aides for Your Toddler
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.
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.
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.