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How do I ensure my toddler has healthy sleep habits?

Between the age of 18 to 24 months, your toddler should be getting approximately 11 or 12 hours of sleep each night as well as taking a nap each day. If your toddler still takes two naps per day, consider yourself lucky and let them continue to do this as long as it is not affecting the sleep they get at night.

To help your toddler establish good sleep habits, it’s important that your child can fall asleep unaided. That is, they should be able to put themselves to sleep without being dependent on being held or rocked.

At this age, your child is probably testing his limits. He is more independent and wants everyone to know it. Letting him make decisions allows him to feel in control and will help curtail the bedtime battles. Let your toddler choose what book to read and what pajama to wear. And here’s a great tip…Ask him, “Do you want to go to bed now, or in ten minutes?” He gets to decide! Never ask, “Do you want to go to bed?” For a toddler, that answer is obvious.

More questions

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The best way for your child to sleep well is to develop a daily routine
If you can’t get your toddler to sleep through the night then it may be necessary to adjust his or her nap times during the day
Different children nap for different lengths of time at different times of the day but the most important factor is daily routine and consistency
There are many reasons you’re toddler may not be sleeping but also many simple solutions for this frustrating problem
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A guideline to knowing how much sleep your child needs and ensuring he or she is well rested



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