Most people think toddlers should be sleeping through the night and that any wakings reflect some fault of the parents. New research on toddler sleep suggests otherwise.
Lots of people believe that our toddlers need to sleep through the night for their development, but does new research actually support this?
A new "gentle" approach to sleep suggests that if parents meet all their child's needs, sleep will follow. However, I disagree and believe this type of approach can actually harm families. Here's why.
Toddler fighting bedtime? Waking regularly? It may be time to reconsider your toddler's actual sleep needs.
Many parents who expect and accept their babies waking and crying end up frustrated when this stage doesn't magically pass in toddlerhood. Here are some of the many reasons toddlers wake and cry at night (and why they are deserving of our responsiveness too).
In the final part in this series, we share some tricks for helping parents with toddler sleep trouble. All gentle, and respectful of the child.