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060: Easing The Stress: How to Get a Toddler to Sleep Better

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Being a sleep deprived parent isn’t fun, is it! Let’s face it, if you’re struggling to work out how to get a toddler to sleep then you’re all missing out on your sleep!

This will take a huge toll on you and your family, particularly when it is an ongoing issue. This week’s guest, Kim Davis, knows all about being sleep deprived after being unable to get her son to sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time for naps or sleep overnight.

And Kim went through this for more than two and a half years and finally reached the point where she needed answers and to find how to get a toddler to sleep. This led Kim into her career as a pediatric sleep consultant.

Kim shares loads of tips and insights on how to get a toddler to sleep in this episode and I learnt lots from her. You’ll hear Kim and I talk about topics including the following:-

  • Why you need to be consistent and respond the same way every time to avoid confusing your little one.
  • How to avoid overstimulation when it is approaching their bedtime so they know it’s their calming time.
  • Why an early bedtime is beneficial and doesn’t mean your little one will wake up earlier!

And much more.

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About Kim Davis

Kim Davis

Kim Davis is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and founder of Babes & Beyond Pediatric Sleep Consulting.  For more than 8 years she has been helping families become healthier, happier and amazing sleepers through her customized sleep programs.  Her programs are designed for families with children aging from newborns up to 10 years of age.  These programs provide parents the knowledge and tools they need to navigate through their child’s sleep journey. 

Kim lives in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and personally struggled with sleep with her youngest child for over 2 1/2 years.  She knows what sleep deprivation can do to a family. This led her down the path to become a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute.  She is also a Wonder Weeks Academy Graduate, a Certified “Happiest Baby on the Block” instructor and a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator.  

In recent years Kim has taken on the role of the Director of Mentorship and an assistant instructor with the Family Sleep Institute.  She is a proud member of Baby’s Breath Canada, the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and the National Sleep Foundation.  Kim also holds a Psychology degree in Child Development and an Executive Director’s certification from Health Care Canada. 

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