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  • It can be difficult to know whether your toddler is experiencing a sleep or settling concern. If your toddler's sleeping patterns are not affecting you or your family and you have strategies that work, then you may not have a sleep concern.
  • Parents are encouraged to be responsive to the needs of their toddlers. Developing positive sleep environments and routines can also support your toddler to self-settle.
  • There are a few approaches you can try if you are concerned with your toddler’s sleeping, these include: parental presence, camping out, bedtime fading and responsive settling. It is important that the approach you choose is right for your family.
  • Once you notice your toddler attempting to climb out of their cot, it is time to move them to a bed. This is usually between 2 and 3½ years of age but can be as early as 18 months. It is important to make sure that your home is safe to reduce their risk of injury. 

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Reviewed on: 27-03-2023