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Toddler Sleep

  Toddlers are active and usually on the go all the day. Most will very definitely need a daytime nap, although they could well fight it because the world is an interesting place and they don’t want to miss anything.  But some other toddlers might not need very much – from 18 months old my eldest daughter stopped napping during the day – we tried everything to get her to nap but stopped when I realised she had started sleeping all night! A lot of the advice in books and websites talks about the ultimate goal of a baby/toddler being able to self sooth to sleep without any help or reassurance from anyone else. As far as I can see, this happens eventually for every child, just at different times. I did all the ‘wrong’ things with my babies – they were fed to sleep, I cuddled them, I rocked them, I stayed with them until they were asleep and now I have older children who settle on their own and sleep all night with …