Home > Babies and Toddlers > Toddlers > Toddler Sleep > Sleep Schedules > 6 Tricks to Help Your Toddler or Preschooler Go to Bed (and Stay There!)

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE


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

3 of 8
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.

Next: Give a Bedtime Pass


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks