Rest­less NIGHTS

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Real Advice -

Q How can I en­cour­age my 18-month-old daugh­ter to sleep through the night? A Child health nurse Sharon Don­ald­son says: All chil­dren (and adults) wake at some point dur­ing the night – some­times wak­ing com­pletely, other times not even re­mem­ber­ing if they have wo­ken or not.

Chil­dren who learn to self-settle to sleep at bed­time and for their naps dur­ing the day are more likely to re­set­tle them­selves when they wake overnight. Ev­ery child de­vel­ops the abil­ity to re­set­tle and ‘sleep through’ at their own pace, and some are quicker than oth­ers.

Your lit­tle girl is nor­mal, and with a con­sis­tent bed­time rou­tine and en­cour­age­ment of self-set­tling to sleep, she will learn to re­set­tle at night more quickly.

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