Sleep schedules and bedtimes for toddlers

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Sleep schedules and bedtimes for toddlers

An ideal sleep schedule for a toddler is to wake up around 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. Take a nap around 1:00 to 2:30, an hour and a half is acceptable, two hours is ideal. Then back into bed at around 7:00 or 7:30 for bedtime. You want to get that early bedtime. I know that 7:00 seems to be early for bed for a toddler, but you want to get an early bedtime. The most beneficial sleep is before midnight. There is more beneficial sleep with your REM sleep before midnight, so we want to get as much sleep in before midnight. Even 6:30 is a good time if your child is tired and will go to sleep at 6:30.

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Kathy Sinclair is a committed and dedicated baby sleep expert that has spent 2,856 nights without sleep so that parents of newborns could get theirs. During this time she has studied closely the secrets, nuances, and ins-and-outs of baby sleeping patterns. This study, along with her skill and knowledge, has enabled her to be known as the “Baby Whisperer of Los Angeles” by some of her clients, who know that she can get babies sleeping peacefully and easily within a very short space of time.

Kathy is a graduate of Australia's prestigious Charlton Brown Nanny College, a certified postpartum doula, lactation educator, and a certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator. As the head of Baby Sleep Solutions, a sleep consultation service, Kathy does online, telephone and in person consulting to families who need to get more sleep quickly and without fuss.

Kathy currently spends her time between Los Angeles and Brisbane Australia, enjoying an endless summer and the best of both worlds.

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