Toddlers and waking up in the middle of the night.

by Brittany
(Canada, ONT)

My 20 month old daughter has been sleeping through the night since she was 10 months old. Over the last 2 weeks, she's been waking up in the middle of the night for a bottle of milk. Is there anything I can do to get her to start sleeping through the night again?

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Mar 23, 2011
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by: Deborah

It's very common for even the best of sleepers to suddenly start having sleep problems, whether that means having a hard time falling asleep at bedtime or abruptly waking up during the night.

When your toddler wakes up during the night, be soothing and calming, but boring. Let her know that everything is okay, but that it's time to sleep. Keep the conversation to a minimum and the lights dim. It may take a few nights or even a few weeks to get back on track, but the closer you stick to her regular sleep routine, the sooner the problem will be resolved.

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