TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.7, ss.607-620, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
This study aims to determine the sleeping habits of toddlers aged 0-3. The characteristics of the places where toddlers sleep, the way they go into sleep, and if they have sleeping problems or not are examined with regard to different varieties through descriptive scanning model. The participants are 325 mothers who have toddlers aged 0-3. In order to understand toddlers' sleeping situations, a questionnaire developed by researchers and personal information form consisting of toddlers' socio-demographic and relevant information (age, gender, the educational background of parents) were used. Crosstab was used to determine the participants' descriptive characteristics. When the characteristics of the places where toddlers sleep were examined according to ages, it was found out that most of the toddlers slept in the same room with their parents and this rate decreased as the age increased. They mostly sleep through ways in which parental engagement was required more such as craddling, sucking mom or the pacifier, or being with parents. The sleeping problems were more likely experienced in toddlers between 7-24 months, boys, and those whose parents are university graduates. Also, the rate of experiencing sleeping problems was found higher in parents who give tablets to their toddlers and who let their toddlers watch TV for two or more hours. It has been found that children who are told to be hard tempered have a higher sleeping problem. Considering these findings, the role of parents' attitudes and preventing interventions was found to be important in establishing the sleeping habits of toddlers.