Sleep tips for toddlers and preschooler- Stalling during bedtime

Do you have a toddler or preschooler that likes to stall and delay bedtime?

Around age 2 until about age 6, children can become very good at delaying bedtime.

When our children delay bedtime, they actually can miss their sleep window which can cause our children to get their second wind and making bedtime longer and more challenging.   Watch this video to learn what you can do to help your child eliminate the stalling and get to bed.


5 thoughts on “Sleep tips for toddlers and preschooler- Stalling during bedtime

  1. Kristal says:

    Great Advice! Even after having a routine in place sometimes we get a little lax in what we are doing or “forget” especially with 3 kids who all have needs. This is a great reminder of how to handle those last minuted “I need…”

  2. Tom B says:

    Thanks Irene,
    I know that I was a staller when I was younger. Always trying to push the boundary and seeing how far I could go.
    This tip, i’m sure will save us a great deal of time and frustration in the future when our little warrior is born.

    I am going to see if I can adapt this tip to our new puppy in the meantime.


    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, Tom- I think we are all guilty of this one. It just depends how much we pushed the limits with our parents.

      I don’t know this for sure, we don’t have a dog, but I’ve heard that a lot of what you do with sleep coaching your child translates over to puppies. Do it with love and respect to practice for your little one.

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