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Sleeping Sleeping tips

After a long day, all you want is to curl up and go to sleep but your toddler often has other ideas – and they don’t involve sleeping. Don’t panic, whether it’s napping or bedtime, we’ve got a few tips from parents who’ve been there to help them drift off to sleep.

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Advice and support from Sleep Scotland

Sleep Scotland offer advice and support to parents and carers, or to young people themselves, for any child aged 18 months to 18 years with a sleep problem. Email to get in touch.

Their Sleep Advisors and Sleep Counsellors will complete an initial sleep history, asking questions on current routines, diet, exercise, and the sleep problem. They will then create a sleep plan based on the responses. For those parents who require it, follow up calls are also available. Visit the Sleep Scotland website for more information and advice.

You may also find this leaflet from Sleep Scotland about toddler sleep helpful.

Last updated: 13 Jul, 2023