It is common for toddlers to wake up many times during the night. While some children will fall back to sleep own their own, others will cry out and need help to resettle back to sleep.
If your child calls out in the night, it might be because they need something – like a nappy change or reassurance there are no monsters in the wardrobe.
If night-waking continues, it can be very exhausting for both children and parents.
Try these tips:
- Remember to keep a consistent and calm bedtime routine.
- Put your child into their cot when they are awake to help them learn how to settle themselves to sleep.
- Gradually reduce or stop sleep associations (like patting children until they fall asleep) if this seems to be causing the problem.