Toddler Behaviour Managing Bedtime

Video Series: How to Manage Your Toddler at Bedtime

Managing bedtime with a toddler can feel like fighting a war. In these short videos, Kiwi parents like you give useful tips for dealing with this challenging time of day

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How to help your toddler deal with a change in their sleeping environment

Viewing time: 1m 06s

What you will learn:

  • Amiria recalls moving her 2-year-old daughter from cot to bed was a very challenging time
  • Amiria would try and put her to sleep and her daughter would just scream and scream
  • Amiria would listen to her iPod with headphones in so her daughter knew she was nearby
  • She got used to this after three weeks and bedtimes were calm
  • Routine and consistency is so important

Explain bedtime limits to your toddler

Viewing time: 1m 04s

What you will learn:

  • Darren’s daughter wanted to go bed with her kindergarten portfolio but was told “no”
  • He realised his daughter didn’t realise the reasons  why she couldn’t sleep with it
  • When he explained, she thought about it and understood
  • Darren recommends explaining a “no” to your children to help them understand

Bedtime routines for the kids are so important!

Viewing time: 45 seconds

What you will learn:

  • Watene explains that routine is key in his home
  • The children go to bed at the same time every night
  • Reading a book means bedtime is coming and can settle little ones

Tons of tips for mums of under-5's

Check out the videos, resources, advice and useful information for parenting toddlers

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Their aim is for all children in New Zealand to be raised in a positive way by parents and caregivers who feel confident about managing children’s behaviour as part of a loving, nurturing relationship.

Mum+ loves their fun and informative website, packed with heaps of resources.  Check it out here.

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