Welcome to the final part of our baby sleep guide, focusing on toddlers from 18-24 months. At this age, your toddler might start to resist bedtime or experience separation anxiety.
Tip 1: Gradual Weaning of Naps
Most toddlers still need one nap a day, but don't worry if your toddler starts resisting it. Gradually wean them off daytime naps, and adjust bedtime accordingly.
Tip 2: Dealing with Separation Anxiety
Comfort and reassure your child if they show signs of separation anxiety. A favourite toy or blanket can provide extra comfort at bedtime.
Tip 3: Encourage Independence
Allow your toddler to make small decisions about bedtime, like choosing pyjamas or a bedtime story. This can make them more cooperative at bedtime.
Tip 4: Stay Firm on Bedtime Rules
While it's important to be understanding, don't let your toddler's resistance to bedtime break the rules you've established.
With these baby sleep tips, your little one will soon be a champion sleeper. Always remember, each child is unique, so adjust these tips to best suit your child's needs.
Read our post about Baby Sleep Tips 12-18 Months.