Sleep Time and Your Toddler

While most toddlers have learned to sleep through the night, changes and stressful events such as switching from the cot to bed at too early an age, a trip or illness may cause temporary setbacks.

To ensure your toddler gets the rest and sleep he needs follow these bedtime tips:

1. Set a regular sleep schedule for naptime and bedtime (avoid naptime in the late afternoon)

2. Establish a 20- to 45-minute bedtime routine to help him wind down and relax

3. Provide a soothing surrounding that is dark, cool and quiet

4. Your child should be drowsy but awake when going to bed

5. Save his favourite bedtime activity for last