2. Pay attention to possible underlying medical conditions. Ailments such as reflux, allergies, eczema, obstructive sleep apnea, chronic ear infections, etc... can all impact sleep. If you suspect your little one may have something going on, then it's important that your talk to your pediatrician.
3. Make sure all caregivers are on the same page. It's challenging to have consistent, healthy sleep habits if your family is not working as a team.
4. Create a sleep friendly environment. We all sleep better in a cool, dark, quiet space. Make sure your child's sleep environment is a safe space that is conducive to sleep. Dim night lights and sound machines (to help drown out outside noise) are fine to use, if needed/desired.
5. Give your child a security object. It can sometimes be difficult for older babies, toddlers and young children to separate from their loved ones at bedtime. As long as your pediatrician says it is safe, a security object such as a lovey, small teddy bear or soft doll can help your child feel more secure and comforted at night.
6. Implement a nightly bedtime routine. Babies, toddlers and young children all thrive with routine. Structure and consistency help them feel safe and secure. A bedtime routine helps your child wind down from the day and helps cue her body that it is time to sleep.
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