My toddler tosses and turns all night: Advice?

My toddler moves around sooo much in his sleep. Like so much I think it’s not normal? We’ve recently got him a toddler bed, and I’m constantly getting up throughout the night to put the blankets on top of him because he always ends up sleeping on top of blankets all night or at the other end of the bed & freezing, which is what I don’t want. It’s like he’s trying to find a comfortable position that doesn’t exist. Is this normal? Do any other mothers experience this with their toddlers?

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A 5lb weighted blanket has helped wonders for my daughter!! She does the same.

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I would say get him a bigger bed (twin) and put railings up on it so he doesn’t fall out, I did this with my youngest and it was great as she had so much room to herself!
Toddler beds are so tiny he’s probably not comfortable

Try a weighted blanket

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My 4 year old sleeps in a million different positions each night and usually wakes up uncovered and cold, I’m fairly sure it’s a common occurrence, he also talks quite a lot in his sleep.

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all kids are different,my daughter hated anything on her or near here when she slept,she actually slept with a cotton sheet that was all.maybe the room is to hot ,use a fan maybe that would help

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Warm bath around his bed time n put him in sheets

Children will get into a million different positions. A child proofed room is safe for a child to even sleep on the floor if they choose. Check out Safe Sleep and Baby Care – Evidence Based Support

My daughter is 4 and it can be how cold she never want to cover

Try a weighted blanket they do wonders.
Also try a bath with natural lavender soap, bubble bath or bath salt before bed. It promotes restful sleep

My daughter just discussed this with my granddaughters pediatrician. It’s called growing pains. Dr. Said give her a warm bath with some lavender sleepy time bubbles rub/massage some lavender lotion ( if child has sensitive skin some non fragrance lotion works well) and some ibuprofen if needed. There is videos on YouTube that can guide you on how to massage children so it relaxes them and don’t hurt them.

My daughter is the same im sure it’s perfectly normal

Maybe hot natured. Let them adjust on their own. They will be fine.

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My baby only wanted a top sheet on her and didnt sleep under the covers until recently. She is 9. She likes a regular blanket and is picky about which one she wants. She doesnt like her comforter tucked in how most people do it. She likes it on top of her. Just like a blanket if you were otherwise not in a bed.

My experience with my kids is they all sleep and move like a fish out of the water when they sleep. They will grow out of it. If he/she is not being affected during the day or showing signs of sleep loss I would say it’s normal.

It’s totally normal. I have always gotten up and covered my kids I just make sure there In warm pjs

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My daughter does the same! I just put her in a sleeper the ones that zip up just in case she gets uncovered and so she isn’t cold because I was waking up all night just trying to cover her up

Maybe try a new mattress?

My son does the same. I got him a full size floor bed lol. I also try to give him a banana before bed it really helps. And I’ll get him a weighted blanket eventually to help!

My 12 month old does nothing but move. Everytime i look on the monitor shes in a different position

wrap lettuce on his head, or give him a cup of lettuce water like a tea

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Is that really your biggest problem in life?? Oh my goodness. 🤦🤦🤦

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Put some warmer full-sleeved pj set on so even if he’s w/o blanket he’s fine and will sleep well too​:+1:t3::+1:t3:

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Hes a kid. Hell be fine. Put warm pjs on him. Kids moving a lot is normal. He may outgrow it. Maybe u think hes cold when hes actually hot. Thats your issue if your waking to do that. If hes asleep then dont worry about it.

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Yesssss I do. My daughter is all over the place. I got foam bumpers for her bed, we had gotten her a Full size bed in hopes it would help. And I believe it has. She still has nights where she’s in a weird position on the bed. But other then that she’s usually around the same area. Although she also kicks off her blankets and gets cold. I don’t think there’s any way around that. My daughter also SWEATS like crazy when she is asleep. (Gets it from her daddy) but I’d try a full size bed with the bumpers. Get two! And put against the wall. One bumper at feet/head and one on the side that he could fall off the bed. Good luck!

A weighted blanket helped my daughter with that. Hers is 3lbs.

My daughter used to take her blankets off. She would get hot…she was always hot. I just put zip footies on her and it gave me peace of mind :blush:. If it’s not her body heat it could be extra energy. She may need to tire out before bed.

My 5 year old has always hated blankets. She just runs hot and moves around A LOT. She sleeps with a fan pointed directly at her and the ceiling fan on, with the a/c turned down to like 68. Some kids just run hot. She has restless leg syndrome though too so you may want to check that with a doc.

I have a 3yr old and when i first put her in bed she’s all covered, by the time morning comes half if not all her covers are on the floor…sometimes she’ll move her pillow from the top of the bed to the bottom. she also moves around a lot. I’d say its pretty normal and I don’t think you need to keep waking up to cover him back up unless he wakes up screaming or something.

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Its completely normal… Children’s body temperature is usually a bit warmer then ours are as adults… As long as he is sleeping thru the night he’s fine.

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Make sure no sugar or junk food after dinner.

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He could be tongue-tied and have sleep apnea, he could have allergies He could be thrashing due to underlying neurological disorder, let your Pediatrician know so you guys can keep an eye on it it’s a symptom

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I can not recommend Ergo sleep pouches enough. My daughter loves hers & I don’t worry too much if she’s tossed off the covers overnight. Also their brains are trying to wire themselves but learning, etc. It’s a bit like adults that have heaps going on in their head & can’t shut off.

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My 13 year old still sleeps crazy. It’s very normal. Like most mommas here mentioned. Put long sleeve pjs and he’ll be fine.

My kid did that when he was small he would end up all over the place… so I started giving him a bath with the calming bathsoap and it worked along with the vicks humidifier on and now he is twelve and he still kicks off the blanket and sometime he goes to sleep one way and end up a different way in the morning

Totally normal! Just dress him in warm pjs so you dont have to worry about him getting cold. Pjs with feeties are awesome for this. Try to let his mind wind down an hour or so before bedtime. No stimulating tv shows/cartoons, musical toys with bright flashing lights, etc. No juice , sugar ya know is a stimulant even 100% natural juices & snacks. He may just be adjusting to his new bed also.

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I have same issue with mine…We have Appt for sleep Dr It can be teething pain…or ear pain .Once that is ruled out …it can be a restless leg issue…low on iron …Get blood work and a specialist

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My girl was like this I put a double quilt on her, I used to let most of it hang down the side the bed where the wall is, x

Put warm pajamas on him give him backrubs when he’s restless

Ok you say toddler so from 18 mnths up im guessing. If the room is warm i wouldn’t stress. If he gets toi cold he will find his blankets or come to you.

My son is almost 2 and does the same thing. Doctor told me it’s normal. Hes also more comfortable sleeping on top of his blanket and wont sleep with clothes on. When he gets chilly, he pulls on his blanket and covers himself up.

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Toddler weighted blanket (5lbs) and white noise maker!

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Yup thats normal we moved to a twin bed more room seemed to help. Plus a bigger blanket.

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I have since birth going strong 30 years now

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I honestly thought it was normal. My 3yr old does the same exact thing but his dad also moves so much in his sleep so i thought it just got passed down. Also my 1yr old thats still in his crib moves from one end to the other alll night. I thought it was mormal

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My 14 month old is the exact same. She moves everywhere and sleeps on her stomach. She never stays under the blanket, not sure what I can do to keep her still lol.

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Sleep suit so he doesn’t get cold. That’s what I do so my little one doesn’t get cold. I still give him a blanket but it rarely stays on cos his up the other end of the bed by morning

I was told whatever hubby has on him (clothing plus blanket) then give them a extra layer. (I get hot so that’s why I don’t go by how I feel lol)
So depending on how cold it is I put pjs on him (warmer pjs for colder nights, thin layer if not so hot. an then a thick sleepy bag (if not u can get sleep suits so he can still walk).

I wouldn’t worry so much if his moving around.
But He may get cold an move around or he may just move lots an get comfy again.

If ur worried contact a friend or a child nurse for some information. But I would try a sleep blanket or suit to keep him warm an not worry about a blanket so much

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My 1yr old is the same so I gave up and dressed her up warm for bedtime lol

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My son has been a crazy sleeper since he was months old. He’s 7 now and still a super crazy sleeper. I think some people are just like that. I would just make sure that his bed/room is safe. Make sure there’s nothing he could hurt himself on if he rolls around a lot

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My daughter did this too, I used to worry about the blanket situation and now that she’s old enough to tell me she’s too hot I let it go. I’m assuming that’s why she kicked the blankets off as a toddler. She’s still kind of a crazy sleeper but she’s grown out of it for the most oart

Put your toddler in either a lightweight sleeper or the winter time a blanket sleeper. That way you don’t have to get up to keep covering them up. I bet they can keep sleeping in their own bed.

My 10 yr old grandson has done this since he was a baby. He says he just looking to get comfortable and when he gets hot he’s looking for a cold spot

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My kids toss and turn in their own beds but if I allowed them to sleep by me they only turn until they’re touching me. Could be looking for a snuggle. Weighted blankets can help make them feel snuggled up. Some kids need help with sleep so mention to your pediatrician just in case, they will know what questions to ask you. My husband used to have to take sleeping and anxiety medication as a child or he would like literally climb the walls in his sleep. But everyone is different

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My 5 year old still sleeping like a drunk octopus… Its normal😂

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My daughter does this sometimes. She’s 7 and has been sleeping like that for 6 years almost.

Put him in warmer pjs and let him sleep without a blanket

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my 7 yr old daughter moves all around while sleeping she will sleep in her bed and then comes in our bed then back to her bed then to our floor if she ever sleep in one place we would think there is something wrong with her she drives me crazy and she also snores that she could wake the dead up lol your little one is normal momma

I can’t keep a blanket on my 16 month old for the life of me. She rolls around way too much. Dress in warmer clothes and socks.

Talked to his doctor. She may have a solution. If something has changed and he just started? He may just have to adjust.

My oldest used to like to hang off the bed in her sleep :laughing:
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What about a weighted blanket? Amazon has them for kids my son loves his and daughter always steal mine and my husband’s

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Most kids do that. Dress them in warm pajamas and they will still be warm if they kick their blankets off.

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Both my kids do this and I have found if I let them run energy off after dinner and before bath they don’t move as much. I move a lot in my sleep too but if I’m able to burn off enough energy thru the day I don’t move as much.

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It’s normal your baby will be fine. Kids move A LOT in their sleeps trust me lol

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My almost 2 year old son moves alot too. they sleep however is comfortable for them. i realized that they kick the blankets off because they are hot. If they are cold, they have the blanket right there to cover up if needed. My almost 2 year old does this. My son prefers a cold room over a hot one. I just make sure he is dressed is warm jammies with a blanket near him when he needs it.

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I use to wake up with my head at the opposite end of the bed. :joy::joy: My oldest was often half on the floor in her toddler bed. And my youngest occasionally sleep walks. So… Yeah, I’d say lots of moving is pretty normal. :joy:

Warm jammies and leave him be :slightly_smiling_face:

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Kids are hot my daughter has done this since two don’t worry about putting a blanket on them when they get hot they take it off when they get cold they will put them on…rest easy it’s normal

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Both my kids and niece and nephew sleep like that and my mom and sister blame it on me cause I’m a wild sleeper myself so I get the blame fore that one

Look into getting his body adjusted by the chiropractor

My children always love around I’m constantly getting up and covering them

My kids used to move all around their crib until their head was wedged in a corner. Both kids ran hot & hated blankets. Son was restless and moved a lot in his sleep, daughter ran with her brother and his friends who were 3 years older, so she’d be exhausted at bedtime. She’d hardly move at all & still sleeps incredibly soundly as an adult.

My son is 7 and still will throw his blankets off and move to find a cooler spot in his bed. I have to keep his heater vent closed in the winter and keep both a light and warmer blanket on his bed so he can choose. He feels cool to the touch to me but says he is to warm.

Try a weighted blanket maybe. Or maybe he is just a wild sleeper.

Depending on his age and weight, get him a 4.5lb weighted blanket. This helped my son. He is 5 though. It helped keep him in a deeper sleep so he didn’t move around as much.

My son is still in his crib and all over the place
My 6 yo dies the same thing

Mine does. I make him wear a thicker onesie pajama.

I apparently did this ever since I was a baby and still do it where I constantly move in my sleep

Buy him a onesie with feet to keep him warm its all pretty normal

My son is almost 3 and he sleeps in a twin size bed. And he’s all over the bed when he sleeps. I check on him periodically throughout the night and he does okay. But I don’t see him moving all over the bed as a problem

Mine also does that. Ive seen when i dress him up double that he settles down. He doesnt like blankets. So i put on comfy long pjs and then fluffy winter pjs over with socks. He sleeps like a dream then

My boy did this, hes 2 now ans has sussed the pulling blankets back up, I also have a heater in his room set on a thermostat as its starting to get cold.

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I was unaware that toddlers slept “normally” at all

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I have 4 kids ranging in age from 15-5 all of them slept like they were trying to win a break dancing contest.

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Omg my son is 5 & he has always been a wild sleeper :joy:

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My son could not sleep at all but we bought a mattress at IKEA he is sleeping 12 hours now.

My 3 yr old tosses and turned and won’t have a blanket on him most nights unless he gets super cold and he wakes up and pulls it over himself and he sleeps in just his pullup

They might actually be uncomfortable with the blanket :wink:

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I toss and turn all night. It’s normal for a toddler. Maybe yo should have nap time for the child during the day. :joy:

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We used blanket pajamas when our children were that age. They were always warm.

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Omg! Relax, he will grow out of it! Coming from a very old grandma!

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I think I move just as much as my toddler lol. I ended up sleeping at the foot of the bed one night. She was in the bed sleeping sideways with her feet in my husband’s face. I really think it’s normal for toddlers to move around. If you are worried about cold, put some warm Jammies on or don’t have the AC as cold

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Its definitely normal. I would wake up to my son completely turned around with his head at the foot of the bed. He would sleep with me and I would wake up to head, feet, knees and elbows in my back. Just make sure his blankets are loose enough he can get under them regardless of his position. My son never had a problem with covering himself back up

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Footed pajamas, blankets in the bed & let him sleep. Mine were all the same way. They eventually became more restful as they aged.

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My son rolled around like a cannonball when he was young. On a camping trip he managed to somehow get under the edge of the canvas tent we had and I found him asleep in the grass about 20 feet away in the morning. He outgrew it eventually.

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My kids did this too. I just make sure they are dressed comfortably n appropriately for the time of the year.

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