Good Nights: 4 Sleep Solutions for Your Preschooler's Bedtime

Help your preschooler get to bed (and stay there) without a major fuss.

Does Your Child Get Enough Sleep?

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When your child doesn't well, you don't sleep well. And that probably means that your whole family is waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

"The quality and quantity of your preschooler's sleep, or lack thereof, affects everything—dawdling, crankiness, hyperactivity, growth, health, and even whether he can recite the ABCs," says Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution. At this age, it's incredibly important for your child to get enough sleep; for most 3- and 4-year-olds, that means at least 11 hours of sleep a day, including naps.

To make sure your kid gets the sleep he needs to wake up refreshed and ready to learn, combat some of these common bedtime battles with real-life expert solutions.

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