Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: cindy | 2009-05-19

Q.

toddler sleeping problems

my 19month old wakes up at 1 in the morning and wants to play what can i do to let him sleep threw the night.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little toddler obviously has become very used to his late night show every night. It is great that his parents are such a ready audience at this late hour. The only way to solve this problem is not to appear when he starts to cry. Let him cry for at least 5 minutes and then go to him, settle him and leave his room. If he cries again add a minute longer to the time each time before going to him. This is essentially the controlled crying method. Read more about this method on Google. It is difficult to go through and may take more than one night to get right but it will solve your problem.

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