One baby whisperer swears by her toddler sleep training method that keeps an active toddler in bed: Bribery. Two M&M candies promised for the next morning wake-up call is the perfect incentive. If you're a purist, and negotiating a bed time bonus is against your principles, then use a little extra loving as your bargaining chip. Promise to be back in 5 minutes to give an extra kiss for staying in bed. Follow through. Repeat the process extending the be-back time between post-goodnight goodnights. Your little one will soon drift off to sleep.