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

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Toddler cozy in bed

Comfort is Key


Your child's sleep can be disrupted if she is too hot or too cold. Dress her in layers for maximum comfort, generally in one more layer than you would normally wear.

Make your child's bedroom as cozy and soothing as possible. Install a dimmer switch on the overhead light and get a sound machine or a white noise machine to help drown out any background noise.

Although warm and cozy bedding and stuffed animals are nice too, just make sure any objects placed in your child's bed are safe for sleeping. Avoid heavy pillows and big stuffed animals, since these can be a suffocation hazard, and keep battery-operated toys away as well, since leaking batteries are toxic.

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