Start the Bedtime Routine Earlier
You can start by moving it just thirty minutes earlier. Have a routine: brush their teeth, wash their face, and play with them. Then read them a story and cuddle. After this, most kids can't help but get sleepy.
Importance of Consistency
Consistency is key when it comes to bedtime routines. Try to establish a consistent schedule for bedtime and stick to it as much as possible, even on weekends.
Relaxing Activities Before Bed
Incorporate calming activities into your toddler's bedtime routine, such as reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing gentle yoga stretches. These activities can help signal to your toddler that it's time to wind down and prepare for sleep.
While some recommend tiring your baby out, an overtired toddler may find it hard to sleep. The deal is that they quietly play with toys in their room for a certain period. Eventually, they'll wind down and fall asleep.
It is easier for a toddler to fall asleep when it's calm and comfortable than to suddenly fall asleep after a busy day. Try turning on white noise to help them relax and sleep. Some children sleep so much better with it.
Setting the Right Environment for Sleep
Create a sleep-conducive environment by keeping the bedroom dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature. Keep screens out of the room. Make sure they are comfortable. Dress them lightly and turn the heat down. Sometimes the room may be too hot to stay asleep in.
If the child can't sleep without the lights on, consider using a nightlight if your toddler is afraid of the dark, and ensure that their bedding is comfortable and soothing.