Sleep struggles are common among 2- and 3-year-olds, and when you take a look at the huge developmental changes they're going through, it's easy to see why. Use our guide to find out what's behind your kid's restless nights and to help get her on a saner sleep schedule.
Anxiety, insecurity, distractions -- these can all send your little one straight from her bed into yours. Luckily, you can break this bedtime habit. Here's how to encourage your child to sleep independently.
Is putting your little one to bed a constant battle? Here, Parents advisory-board member Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep (HarperCollins, 1997), offers strategies for helping babies and big kids alike get the rest they need.
Bedtime problems can crop up during your child's second year for many reasons, including developmental changes, teething, separation anxiety, and fear of the dark. Knowing how to respond can keep your nightmares to a minimum.
... have a tendency to spin out of control. Once your baby is on a schedule, it's easier to tackle your... faster. "The steps of the routine become a natural sleep-inducer," says Elizabeth Pantley, author... of The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Twice a day, Elizabeth Simmons, of Atlanta, carries her 7-month-old daughter...