A Stir report explains how parents can get their child to sleep after the sun rises.
Don’t push back bedtime. It seems like easy math, doesn’t it? “Fine. If my daughter wants to get up at 5 a.m., I’ll just keep her up until 10!” Alas, toddler sleep habits don’t work that way. For starters, “it takes weeks, it not months, to successfully tweak a sleep pattern,” says Silver. And if preschool is looming in your child’s future, that late bedtime/later wake-up might come back to haunt you.