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Sometimes dinner happens early and your little toddler is hungry before bed, why not give them a snack that works with the body to help promote sleep.

Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.

Foods High in Melatonin:

  • Oatmeal
  • Cherries
  • Pineapple
  • Walnuts

Potassium is a mineral and an electrolyte. It helps your muscles work, including the muscles that control your heartbeat and breathing.

Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.

Foods High in Potassium/Magnesium:

  • Bananas
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sweet potato
  • Broccoli
  • Coconut water

Try to Avoid:

  • Caffeine (like chocolate)
  • Refined white carbs
  • Trans fats /fried or fast foods

If you have any questions or need any advice to help toddler sleep, please get in touch for a chat, I’d love to assist you and your family. Email: tamsyn@sleepylittledreamers.com

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