You need to follow a whole routine, for example, Dinner first, then a bath, stories, kissing and stuffed animals to share the toddler’s bed, then prayers or blessings, and lights out while you sing to your little one. Beware of too elaborate a method, because they will find a way to expand bedtime. So, don’t think of night routine as a chore that’s taking too much time.
Toddlers may find a way to resist the bedtime routine. But, you can overcome this by having the clock, rather than you, be the bad guy.
You can create a list of the child photos doing the steps of the bedtime routine, with a clock time next to the picture. You should follow the images as you do this routine every night. Your kid will eventually begin to move himself through the method.