At the beginning of the night, make sure you have turned off any screens in the house a while before bed.
Ask your toddler to help choose the type of bedtime routine they would like. You can guide this to make sure it is calming and quiet.
If your child gets out of bed, gently lead them back and resettle them in their bed. Tell them what you expect from them. Be kind and respectful, but clear with your rules. This is the same overnight if and when they wake up.
If they wake at night, call to them, then go to them, comfort and resettle them. It is not time to play or do anything exciting.
You can help them get what they need for sleep. They may need their comfort toy, their dummy or a drink of water. They can help themselves to this and become more independent if you teach them how to do this.
Quietly reassure them that everything is OK. Say something like ‘Sleep time now, I love you’, then
walk out of the room. You may need to return and repeat this.
You could always stay a little while with them or even put another bed for yourself in your child’s room. You can be comfortable and rest while they need you close.