The nine months leading up to your baby’s birth are full of anticipation. Perhaps you read every parenting book you could find while you were pregnant—you learned Dr. Harvey Karp’s ten-step method to a sleeping baby and researched every risk factor of SIDS. But let’s be honest, there’s no perfect guidebook for your child.
Remember the days when your newborn took multiple naps a day? Yes, those were the good ol’ days. Slowly but surely the naps dwindle and your child requires less sleep. But are they may not be ready to fully give up the nap.
To know the signs your child is tired before they hit meltdown stage is incredibly valuable - for your child and for your sanity.
Does bedtime feel like an endless battle at your house? As parents, sometimes those minutes/hours leading up to bedtime can seem like a battle zone.
And yet, good sleep is vital to our children’s development, behavior, and emotions, but how can we help our toddler stop fighting sleep?
We suggest establishing a bedtime routine that will help your toddler calmly fall asleep. Once your toddler is overtired, it will actually take him longer to fall asleep, which is why it’s important to start the bedtime routine early.
Because we know you're dying to know any tips to get your child in bed easier, here are the six surefire steps to establishing a bedtime routine your toddler will actually enjoy following.