Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers & Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades
End sleep struggles quickly, peacefully, happily.
Attention, parents of kids ages two through six. You probably thought you’d get more sleep once your infant became a toddler, right? Welcome to one of parenthood’s biggest surprises: Sleep may not improve once your child outgrows the bassinet.
In fact, sleep may get worse. From fighting bedtime and refusing to stay in bed to nightmares and nighttime wetting, the sleep problems of the toddler and preschool years can drive tired parents to the end of their frazzled ropes.
I'm a nationally published health journalist, parenting columnist, and sleep expert. In Sleep Tight, Every Night, I put my years of experience researching childhood sleep problems for major publications to work for you. After reading and responding to scores of parent questions about toddler and preschooler sleep problems, I wrote Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers & Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades.
This concise sleep guide is a follow-up to my first e-book Ready, Set, Sleep: 50 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep, So You Can Sleep Too. While Ready, Set, Sleep focused on helping children sleep well from birth through age three, Sleep Tight, Every Night provides specific sleep solutions for children during one of the most challenging periods for sleep—age two to six.
Instead of resorting to punishment, letting children cry, or simply trudging through years of sleepless nights, I help parents end the sleep wars by quickly getting to the root of a child’s specific sleep challenges, sidestepping common problems, and working with a child’s natural drive for sleep to achieve sweet success.
Sleep Tight, Every Night includes 12 short sections covering a specific sleep challenge. In each one, I walk parents through a solution from start to finish with easy-to-implement tactics to help get your kids’ sleep on track and sustain your success.
Breaking the Overtired Cycle: Getting Back to Happy
Correcting Undertiredness: Stopping the Stealthy Sleep Stealer
Building a Better Bedtime: Finding Your Child’s Ideal Bedtime and Making it Work
Ending Early Wake-ups: Helping Larks Sleep Later
No More Naps: Dropping Your Child’s Nap Without Drama
Goodbye, Crib: Making a Smooth Toddler-Bed Transition
Bunking Up: Making Shared Bedrooms Work (Without Losing Sleep)
Stop the Bed Hop: Helping Kids Love Their Own Beds
Nighttime Potty Training: Toward Clean, Dry Nights
No More Nightmares: Squelching Nighttime Fears
Little Legs, Big Problem: Un-kinking Nighttime Leg Cramps
When Sleep is Scarce: Living With a Short Sleeper