I am a new parent and I am struggling with my toddler's bedtime routine. My child is almost 2 years old and I find it difficult to put him to sleep every night. He is full of energy and does not like to settle down easily. I have tried reading books and singing lullabies, but nothing seems to work.
I am looking for some tips and ideas on how to handle my toddler's bedtime routine. How can I make it more fun and engaging for him? What kind of activities can I include in his routine? Are there any particular bedtime toys or books that you recommend?
Any advice and recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
I have a 3-year-old daughter who used to struggle with settling down at night. What worked well for us was including a physical activity in her bedtime routine. We would play a game of "Simon Says" or have a mini dance party in her room before starting her calm time activities like a bath or reading a story. This helped her burn up the excess energy and settle down much more quickly.
Additionally, we made it a point to reduce screen time during the latter part of the day, avoiding the use of digital devices a couple of hours before bedtime. We found that this helped her eyes relax and settle into bedtime mode more quickly.
Finally, we made sure to create a comfortable sleeping environment. Sometimes, altering the room temperature or arranging the lighting can make all the difference to a peaceful night's sleep.
Hopefully, these tips can help improve your toddler's bedtime routine, and you can enjoy some much-needed rest. Best of luck!