When it comes to making sure your toddler is sleeping well, you need to ensure that they get between 11 and 14 hours of sleep per night.

little boy in bed covering his face with white blanket

This helps them to feel rested and alert the next day, as well as optimizes brain growth and development. 

However, as many parents of toddlers will tell you, what a toddler needs and what they want to do are two very different things! So, for many new parents, putting their toddlers down for the night can result in them getting up multiple times, thereby making for a disturbed night’s sleep. 

So, how can you help them to go to bed and stay in bed? Here is a quick guide to help you. 

Make Sure Their Clothes Are Comfy

Toddlers are very tactile, so it is worth making sure that you have high-quality bedclothes for them from a website like matalan.co.uk. You will want to avoid clothes that are made from polyester or other synthetic materials, and instead, try to get nightgowns and pajamas that are made from cotton or bamboo. These will help with absorbing sweat and will also be quick and easy to wash, so your kid will always have something nice to wear to bed!

Make Sure The Room Is Cool

As well as being tactile and not liking the feel of certain things, toddlers are also very heat-sensitive. So, if it is a warm summer day, then it is worth making sure that their room is cool before they go to bed. In some climates, this will involve putting in an air cooler, opening a window, or choosing a quiet AC unit. Either way, the last thing you want is a heat-frustrated toddler waking you and your partner up in the middle of the night!

Check That The Room Is Quiet

Toddlers are renowned for their difficult sleep patterns, meaning that if they are in a room or environment that is loud, they will be unlikely to sleep well.

If possible, try to keep windows closed and keep the sound of any TVs in the house down. This will help to aid in a restful night’s sleep and will also prevent them from waking up feeling scared or alert. It can be worth investing in a white noise machine if you live in an area that is a bit loud so your toddler can focus on one sound.

No Computers or Tablets

Almost every toddler today has access to a computer or a tablet. So, in order to help them get the best night’s sleep, you can make sure that they don’t have access to any devices a couple of hours before bed; this will help their brain to shut down and prepare for a good night’s sleep.

Relaxing Aromas

Bad smells can make it hard for anyone, let alone a toddler, to sleep in a bedroom. So, it can be worth looking into skin-friendly pillow mists or even a plug-in spray that releases scents like lavender and rosemary. This will help your toddler feel more relaxed in their bedroom, helping them fall and stay asleep for the whole night.