If your child delays bedtime, ask for more stories, more books, 15,000 more kisses, or frequently visits you in the middle of the night, you are not alone!
This personalized book can help your toddler understand why good sleep is so important and help you introduce a new bedtime routine in advance of making changes. Explain the details of a new plan, including what will be different, what will stay the same, and what to do if he wakes up in the middle of the night.
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More book notes:
If your child was a good sleeper initially but has become more difficult to put to bed or keep in bed now, this book will remind him that he was once able to go to sleep nicely and sleep throughout the night and that he will be able to sleep well again. You’ll want to read this to him the afternoon before the night that you will implement these changes (don’t try to prepare him a week in advance as that will only raise his anxiety and confuse him.)
You’ll also want to be sure that when walking your child back to bed should he come out of his room, you are pleasant and calm, but do not talk, negotiate or give into demands at all while doing so. The idea is to guide your little one back to his room as many times as is necessary but not to interact or reinforce in any way.
Note: If your child is currently going through a major transition, such as the birth of a new sibling, a loss in the family, a change of schools or is experiencing major fears, it is better to allow your child to move through the transition or fear with your support before implementing changes in the rules around sleep.