I am a parent of a 2-year-old toddler who has recently developed a fear of the dark. This fear seems to have intensified in the past couple of weeks, and it's affecting his bedtime routine. He refuses to sleep alone in his room and wants me or my partner to stay with him until he falls asleep. Even then, he frequently wakes up in the middle of the night crying and scared.
I want to help my toddler feel more comfortable at night and develop healthy sleep habits. Any suggestions or tips on what I can do to alleviate his fear of the dark and help him feel more secure in his room would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!