Tips to Skip Bedtime Struggles

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Keep bedtime tear-free. Find a routine that fits your lifestyle and advice to get your toddler or child to bed smoothly.
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Be Consistent
Set a specific time for bed and stick with it.
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Give a Warning
Give your child advance notice that the day is winding down.
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Offer a Snack
A small snack with carbohydrates and protein will help induce sleep and help her stay asleep. Be sure to brush her teeth before bed.
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A Warm Bath
A warm bath is soothing and will help your child relax.
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Pajamas
Dress your child for bed in comfortable pajamas that aren't too hot or too light.
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Story Time
Read a story together. This is a very comforting part of the bedtime routine for toddlers, especially when they start to recognize a familiar or favorite book.
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Bed Friends
Make sure your child has her favorite doll to cuddle.
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Keep "Good Nights" Brief
Say "good night" and leave the room while your child is still awake. Stay calm and don't return right away if she calls for you.