Getting your toddler off to bed and sleeping peacefully can often be a challenge. To ensure he gets the sleep needed to be healthy and happy, stick to a bedtime routine that eases him into sleep while strengthening the bond you share.
As your toddler starts becoming more and more independent and doing so many things for himself, it's tempting to think of him as "beyond babyhood." But keep in mind that he still has many of the same needs he had as a baby. He still needs a lot of attention, a lot of cuddling and a lot of sleep. In fact, toddlers need between 12 and 14 hours of sleep in total, usually 11 to 12 hours at night and another 1 to 3 hours during the day.