Most of the time, toddlers have a sleeping issue when they go through different stages of growth and development. The reason is manifold if your child is not letting you have a night of proper sleep at night. This may be due to some infections such as tooth infection or ear pain, that result in a cryful night. It may also due to some fear in darkness or loneliness that your child may feel but can’t tell anybody. So, these signs are neither good for your toddler sleep, nor good for the sleep of your whole family.
Some problems that may disturb toddler sleep are below
- Bedtime revolt
- Wakes up mid-sleep
- Wakes up too early
- Shuns afternoon naps
- Too timid to sleep
- Too long to sleep
- Sleeplessness due to ailments
Do you want your toddler to get rid of all such issues related to sleep? Keep reading and know the important tips to have a good sleep for your toddlers.
Best Ways and Tips for Restful Toddler Sleep
Below are some tested and proven sleeping tips that will bring appeasement in toddler sleep every night.
Proper Dressing at Night
Bring some comfortable, cozy and lightweight clothes for your toddler. Also, it should be seasonal clothes (warm in winter and light in summer). Additionally, your child’s nightdress should cover his/her full body, Note that the blanket is not included in a nightdress.
Let Your Toddler Cry
No parent wants to see his child crying due to unknown reasons, especially at night. However, sometimes crying leads to the release of stress hormones, which otherwise will have an adverse effect on your child’s brain. So, it is imperative to use a proper strategy when you see your crying baby. The baby may cry due to a reason which is not obvious. First, try to find out the reason for the cry and don’t rush to stop this. Once you figure out the reason, slowly remove that cause. Your child’s brain is passing through the development stage, so avoid doing things abruptly. When your baby is crying for some unknown reason, do not rush to stop your baby’s cry. Wait for a moment to notice whether he can stop crying by his own. After three to five minutes, if your baby still crying, slowly divert his attention to something which will stop his crying at least for a while. However, 90% of the time, you will notice that your baby will stop crying and fall asleep within five minutes without your interference. Note that this strategy is helpful only when your child cries due to some unknown reason.
Invest a good amount in those things that can provide your toddler with a night of good sleep. For instance; purchase some storybooks so that he can see and sleep while watching this. And most important read them for your toddler because. I will enhance their learning skills too. This is a great way to prepare a bedtime entertainment for your toddler to give him a good sleep.
Family Participation is a Must
Note the sleep timings of your toddler and try to adjust your sleep timings accordingly. If you will not do so the child or toddler will get disturbed in his sleeping time and may disturb you in your sleeping time
The problem which is mentioned above is universal because it happened to almost every child born on earth.
Keep reading in order to know further about tips to provide good sleep for your child.