Toddlers and sleep: talk about a loaded topic. For parents who are trying to get their rambunctious 2 year old to bed each evening, it seems like everyone has an opinion about the best way to help that child sleep through the night. For this reason, it's important to know the toddler sleep myths that are BS, so you don't waste time on things that don't work.
More than likely, the people giving this advice mean well and are only trying to help. But what begins as a simple conversation can turn into a debate about the relative merits of many sleep training techniques. It's exhausting enough to make adults long for a nap.
With that in mind, it's helpful to remember that when it comes to dealing with toddlers, hard facts are few and far between. Different techniques, approaches, and methods to solve problems are where it's at. Because if there's one thing toddlers are famous for, it's unpredictable outbursts of defiance. Add in some sleep deprivation and you have the perfect recipe for a meltdown at any hour of the night. By keeping an open mind, and letting the unhelpful advice roll right past you, sweet dreams for your kid are within reach. . . hopefully.