Most of the mothers experience frustration in putting their baby toddler to bed.
If you have experienced this with your baby toddler then you might want to consider one of the following techniques to make bedtime a peaceful time.
Some toddler activities like playing all the day and working very hard, makes your baby toddler life stressful.
As he is learning to walk, talk, and climb, he’s pushing himself to the limits of his physical strength and mental learning and also falling down, bumping, surprising, and hurting himself over and over again each day. All these activities make for an exhausted toddler.
If you find routine tasks and activities make your baby toddler become frustrated, he needs restorative and restful sleep. As a parent you have to help your toddler how to do the routine tasks and how to get enough rest.
What you have to do for taming your baby toddler?
- You have to help your toddler by making transition from busy, active, energetic day to tranquil, quiet and peaceful night by easing him into sleep with quiet activities in the evening after dinner.
- Establish a sleep schedule for your baby toddler about bedtimes and walking times. Your toddler will more likely to respond if he is used to a specific schedule.
- If you establish your child’s routine early then it will become easy for you to put your baby to bed without incident.
- Depending on the age of your child, be familiar with how much sleep your child needs. A baby needs more sleep than a toddler, as do toddlers need more than school age children.
- If your baby toddler is taking several naps or long naps during the day, try eliminating one of those naps or shortening the nap time. This helps your child to sleep through the night without any discomfort.
- Follow the same activities for your baby toddler every night. Make the time before bed quiet and peaceful.
- Consistency is the key to tam your baby toddler. Whether you tell a story to your child, provide a bedtime snack, puts in a short video, or plays quite games before putting the child in bed. You must follow the same routine for every night.
- Coloring a picture, sitting down and watching a favorite, but quiet, video, reading books, singing, quiet play at bath time, or singing lullabies together helps your baby toddler disconnect and start winding down.
- Don’t lie in bed with your baby toddler until he falls asleep. This activity encourages your child to stay awake and ask for drinks of water and more bedtime stories.
- There is an alternative that you can follow by telling your baby toddler you’re going to complete a chore and that you’ll come back in and check on them in a few moments. It is common that the child will asleep while waiting for mom and dad to return.
- You can also discus with your child about how the day was spent. Keep your tone soft and quiet, and try not to excite your child in the process.
- As your child grows older, if a consistent bedtime is maintained, it becomes an easy task for you to put your baby toddler to bed.
If your baby expects the same thing every night and these routine tasks are pleasant, bedtime can become a delightful family ritual.