Kids who never learned strong sleep skills as babies can be toddlers who are still struggling with sleep. In other cases, kids who were great sleepers can suddenly be faced with sleep issues too. What’s interesting though, is that even though many adults struggle with sleep, parents can be quick to assume that their child could actually ‘just go to sleep’ and not have the sleep problems they’re having. In reality, that’s hardly ever the case. If your child has been struggling for more than a week, then they likely need some assistance in finding their way back to better sleep.
In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains the two big issues that make it hard for kids to fall asleep.