How to Get Your Child to Sleep Resources

Editors note: I recently moved my blog to a new server. You can find this same post (and all my others) at the new location: BalancingMotherhood.com, where I post daily.

Resources for Getting Your Toddler to Sleep:

Balancing Motherhood posts about trouble with toddler not sleeping.

Baby Center Message Board:
My toddler suddenly refuses to fall asleep on her own.

Help My Baby Sleep:
Help my baby sleep and us keep our sanity.

Yahoo Answers:
Please Help, my 18 month old won’t sleep in crib.

NBC TV Station:
Food, Distractions Can Hurt Kids’ Sleep — Setting A Routine Helps Kids In School

Supernanny advice:
The Sleep Separation Technique article

The Sleep Separation Technique video from “The Supernanny” Show

Associated Content article:
What to Do When Baby Won’t Sleep Through the Night

*NEW* Parents.com has an entire section dedicated to toddlers and sleeping:
How to help your toddler get a better night’s sleep

Books:
A common recommendation I found was to buy the book, “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby.” I tried to get it from my local library, but it was already checked out, no doubt by a desperate parent.

I opted for a book on the shelf, “Good Night, Sleep Tight.” All of the advice, from “the Sleep Lady,” is broken down by age of your child. I found it to be helpful in getting our son back on schedule.

Information:
An important element in your quest is to know how much sleep your child needs for his age. Many books on child sleeping will tell you, but I like the chart on BabyCenter.com — it graphically displays how much sleep kids need.

Always trust your gut too. It may not be a sleeping problem, but a medical-related issue that needs treatment from a doctor.

Products:
Sleep Soother crib toy — we love this toy and it’s calming effects.

*NEW* Try the crib tent if your toddler is climbing out of his crib. It’s not as evil as it looks.

Last updated: 11-19-07

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