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Ideas to help get your toddler to sleep

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.

Tips on cutting down naps:

Soothing baby and toddlers to sleep:

Tips on getting them to go to bed:

Sleep Support Line

Sleep Scotland's free Sleep Support Line offers 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. Call 0800 138 6565 or email to get in touch. BSL users can contact the service using contactSCOTLAND-BSL.

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.

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Last updated: 20 Oct, 2021