Nap­time for tod­dlers

Daily Trust - - HEALTH -

It’s im­por­tant to teach your tod­dler healthy sleep habits, ex­perts say.

The Amer­i­can Academy of Pe­di­atrics of­fers these sug­ges­tions to help your tod­dler get a good night’s sleep:

Cre­ate a bed­time sched­ule based on when your child seems to be­come sleepy.

De­velop a sooth­ing rou­tine of a bath, sto­ries and some quiet time.

If you get a late start and want to keep your tod­dler’s bed­time on track, pre­pared a shorter ver­sion of the daily rou­tine.

Be con­sis­tent, to help your child know what to ex­pect.

Make sure your child is com­fort­able and has a fa­vorite com­fort item (for ex­am­ple, a blan­ket or stuffed an­i­mal) in bed.

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