Foods That Help Toddlers Sleep

There are many reasons why toddlers might have trouble falling--and staying--asleep. They may be teething, testing limits, napping too much during the day or be frightened of the dark. One way to help a toddler who has trouble falling asleep is to add a bedtime snack that promotes sleep.

Michelle Ernst
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Why Do Toddlers Wake Up Crying?

During a baby's earliest months and even in the first year of life, parents can expect their children to wake in the night crying for food, comfort, a diaper change or a pacifier. The first night that a baby sleeps all night is a glorious one for sleep-deprived parents.

Diana Rodriguez
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Reasons a Todder Could be Tired When Waking from a Full Night's Sleep

Most toddlers wake up brimming with energy and ready to start jumping on the couch the minute they wake up. If your toddler normally fits that pattern but suddenly wants to lie on the couch all morning instead after what seems to have been a good night's sleep, you may be — and should be — concerned.

Sharon Perkins
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How Much Sleep Should a 17-Month-Old Baby Get?

Everyone needs a certain amount of sleep to maintain health, but growing children need more sleep than adults. The amount of time children should sleep is loosely based on age but also on a child’s individual needs.

Gail Sessoms
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What Firmness of Mattress Is Best for a Toddler?

Making the shift from a crib to a bed is a big transition for any toddler and her parents. Once deciding your toddler is ready for this change, there are a few different mattress options to consider. There is no one mattress firmness that is best for a toddler.

Jessica Benzaquen
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What Ages Are Toddler Beds Designed For?

When your little one shows signs of growing out of his crib, you may look for another bed alternative that will provide him with a comfortable and safe sleep.

Kathryn Hatter
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What Should a Toddler Wear to Bed When It's Hot?

It can be hard to know exactly how to dress your little one for bed in hot weather. If you dress her too warmly, she might wake up sweating during the night. If you dress her too lightly, she might kick off her covers and feel chilly. Either way, you want to make sure your little one gets a good night's sleep.

Oubria Tronshaw
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Why Won't My Toddler Sleep Through the Night Anymore?

Although your toddler needs about 10 to 13 hours of sleep each day, it is still common for him to wake up in the middle of the night. These night wakings can be frustrating, especially since many parents think that phase is over once their child learns to sleep through the night.

Rose Welton
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Natural Sleep Remedies for Toddlers

It's common for young children to have trouble sleeping at night, particularly if they are being weaned off sleeping infrequently at night and are being pushed to last through an entire night of sleep without waking up. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American child only gets 11.

Jonathan Croswell
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How to Get a 14-Month-Old Toddler to Sleep at Night

For some parents, getting a 14-month old to fall asleep and stay asleep is a nightly battle. As toddlers grow, they would rather engage with the world around them than go to bed at night. Toddlers may also begin having fears or separation anxiety that make it difficult to go to sleep.

Sara Ipatenco
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How to Train a Toddler to Put Self Back to Sleep During the Night

A toddler can learn to fall asleep on her own and she can also learn how to soothe herself back to sleep if she wakes up. Since she was born, you responded quickly to her every cry, coo and wail and anticipated her needs.

Genevieve Van Wyden
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How to Stop a Toddler From Falling Out of Bed

As a toddler transitions from a crib to a bed, you might have issues with bumps in the night. A little one not unaccustomed to the freedoms of a bigger bed might have trouble learning not to roll out of the bed and onto the floor.

Harold E. Sconiers
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