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Sleep Schedules

Your toddler's sleep needs are different than when he was a baby. Find out how to transition his sleep schedule.

6 Tricks to Help Your Toddler or Preschooler Go to Bed (and Stay There!)

Has bedtime turned into an all-out battle of wills between you and your child? If getting your little one to sleep has become a nightly struggle, or if sleep is elusive now that he's in a new big-kid bed, has a new sibling, or had another big change, try these tricks from our readers to help him (and you) catch some ZZZZZ's. And don't forget to leave your own tips in our comment section! read more

Getting a Child to Sleep in Her Own Bed

Our expert provides advice on helping a child make the transition from her parents' bed to her own. read more

Getting Your Three-Year-Old to Bed

Getting Your Three-Year-Old to Bed Q-tip You might want to establish a rule that your preschooler can't get out of bed except to go to the bathroom. But make sure that your child has a way to communicate with you if she needs a cup of water, and so on. Use an intercom or baby monitor. Or leave the door slightly ajar. read more

Getting Your Toddler to Sleep at Bedtime

Getting Your Toddler to Sleep at Bedtime Getting your one-year-old to go to bed is no easy task. Few self-respecting toddlers will go to bed without a fuss or a fight. Your child just has too much that she wants to do to welcome rest, no matter how reinvigorating it might prove. What's going on elsewhere around the house? Where are mommy and daddy? What am I missing? Such questions—even if not articulated—consume your toddler's feverish mind. read more

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night: 7 Books Explain the Most Common Sleep Training Methods

How well does your baby sleep? Whether he screams at bedtime, frequently wakes up, or doesn't like to nap, it may seem like a good night's sleep (for everyone!) is something only dreams are made of. If you think sleep training might be the answer but aren't sure where to start, you've come to the right place. From cry-it-out to tear-free approaches, this list of books outlines the most popular sleep-training techniques. Before starting any sleep training method, talk to your pediatrician about your child's sleep needs. read more

Recommended Sleep Needs By Age

Use this printable guide to help determine if your child is getting enough sleep as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. read more

Sleep-Time Soothers for Your Toddler

Sleep-Time Soothers for Your Toddler Q-tip Don't underestimate the power of a good security blanket. Sure, it will get dirty. Your child will drag it everywhere and never want you to wash it (though you may be able to get around this by having two identical blankets). But a security blanket can help your child at bedtime and in making it through the difficult transition from complete dependence to independence. read more

Three-Year-Old Won't Sleep in His Room

Unfortunately, you have created a ritualized bedtime sleep pattern and nighttime awakening pattern that has your child needing your presence to fall asleep. read more

Tips to Skip Bedtime Struggles

Keep bedtime tear-free. Find a routine that fits your lifestyle and advice to get your toddler or child to bed smoothly. read more

Your Toddler's Sleep Needs

Your Toddler's Sleep Needs Among one-year-olds, sleep needs vary greatly from child to child. The average toddler sleeps around 12 hours a day. But the range extends from just eight hours to nearly 16. How much sleep does your toddler need? read more