Does your toddler want you to stay with her until she is asleep? Or is it just easier to stay so you can avoid her hopping out of bed?

Don’t worry this is a very common toddler sleep issue but one you should try to nip in the butt as often if you need to stay with your child until they go to sleep she will most likely wake during the night looking for you and needing you to help her return to sleep.

To avoid this issue forming, the phrase “I’ll be back to check on you” is very important. If your child is looking for you to stay, say sorry but you can’t but what you will do is come back in a minute to check on her, and do! Say goodnight to her, tell her you’ll be back and then return after a few seconds, praise her, tuck her in and leave saying you’ll be back again to check on her, reduce your interaction with her when you return but do give a reassuring smile, thumbs up or wink. Repeat this pushing out your response time by a few seconds until eventually your child goes off to sleep. Feel free to reduce your response time if you feel your little one is becoming anxious and then lengthen it again. She will go to sleep eventually!


Consultation with Tailored Plan & Support

Recommended for parents experiencing settling issues and/or frequent night awakenings.  Includes a tailored step-by-step plan.

Single Consultation

Recommended for parents who want to discuss and overcome minor sleep issues with their baby or young child.

1st Year of Sleep

The 1st year of a baby's life is a very busy and exciting time. With this package you will have a helping hand all the way to guide you through developing a workable routine for your baby along with helping you through any sleep issues that may arise.

Public Talks & Media

As a Baby Sleep Consultant I give talks, seminars and training courses to the public & businesses.


Here is what Baby Sleep Academy customers had to say:

Hilda & Robbi

Hilda & Robbi

Before we met Edel were we completely exhausted and at our wits end, up every night at least 7 times with our son. Within about 10 days Dylan was happy in his cot and slept 12 hours straight! We couldn't speak more highly of Edel and she was such a fantastic person to deal with.*



Without Edel’s help and support I know I certainly wouldn’t be in a home with two very happy & content boys that sleep all night and thrive on their routine each day. She always understood how I felt. We would highly recommend Edel as a baby sleep consultant – she’s amazing!!*



I had no time to myself the entire day and despite being a new Mom and being told that this time was unpredictable I knew in my gut that it was wrong. We put our faith in Edel’s expertise in terms of sleep and we weren't disappointed. With the constant doubt we felt as new parents she was able to point us in the right direction.*

* The testimonials appearing on this site were actually received via e-mail submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used our services. They are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results.  Testimonial Disclaimer

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