Q&A Part 1: Answering Parents Questions About Their Baby & Toddler Sleep Issues
You’ll often see these Q&A videos on Sleepy Stars social media and our YouTube channel. This video includes advice on how get a toddler to self-soothe and settle without a parent present; how to deal with constant waking for a bottle; baby’s wake windows; and transitioning from 2 naps to 1.
Question 1. How to help a 3 ½ year old to settle without a parent present.
I’ve a 3 ½ year old who can’t settle without us lying beside him. He still wakes multiple times throughout the night and needs Dad to go in and settle him. How can I help him self-soothe? And how can I ensure my partner doesn’t have our 4 month old the same – he’s a nightmare for rocking baby to sleep and leaving him sleep on his chest!
Question 2. 8 month Old – Advice on helping remove the wake = bottle behaviour.
My 8 month old baby is sleeping well from 7pm-3am when he wakes for a bottle. He settles back to sleep fine after but wakes nearly every hour after that until 6am. Is there anything you’d recommend we do to help him sleep better from 3.30-6.30am? Thank you.
Question 3. Observe your baby’s individual wake windows
How to get my 9 month old to go to sleep? She battles every type of sleep even though she’s exhausted. Then she may wake a few times. I’m guessing as she’s then overtired.
Question 4. Transitioning from 2 naps to 1 nap
Hi Kelly, my 14mth old still naps around 9:30/10am. He could sleep for about an hour at this time but I usually wake him around 10:30/40am otherwise he fights the afternoon nap around 2:30/3pm and I would generally have him awake by 3:30pm. Bed is between 7 & 7:30pm. Just wondering about transitioning from 2 naps to one – at what age and the best method? Thanks
You’ll find the answers to these questions in the YouTube email below. If you’d like to pose a question to Kelly for her to answer in her Q&A videos follow Sleepy Stars social media to see when Kelly asks for questions next. You can also email The Elaine Show or Today’s FM’s Dermot & Dave and you never know, you may get your question answered on those shows when Kelly is next on her monthly slot.
YouTube link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrTGUX57cMA&t=23s