The Toddler is the protagonist of Among The Sleep. Through out the game he is accompanied by Teddy, a bear who has the ability to speak, provide light and give hints to help solve puzzles.
He appears to be wearing blue footed pajamas with stars and moons on it. We only see the boy's arms in-game and his back in the cover for the game, from which we can assume that the boy's hair is brown and has white skin, relating from his mother.
In The Game Edit
As the game opens, the mother is celebrating his second birthday. After answering the door to an unknown caller, his mother hands him a present, a teddy bear, then leaves him upstairs in his bedroom with the new toy.
Later, the mother puts him to bed. He then wakes in the night to find Teddy has been taken away, and his mother is missing. After finding Teddy in the washing machine, he and Teddy journey through a variety of twisted paranormal rooms with the recurring theme of disturbing hidden drawings, wine bottles scattered across the floor,and move in boxes. in order to seek out memories to help them find his mother. While trying to find the memories, he is hunted by three frightening monsters in the shape of, a coat, a stranger with an umbrella, and a large angry woman.
In the final area, he begins to hear his parents arguing over their divorce in muffled and distorted shouting tone. After the last memory was found, Teddy is captured by the monster and his arm torn off. Afterwards, he had visions of the mother, when it is revealed that after she was divorced, she subsequently fell into depression and severe alcoholism. The bottles seen throughout the game are a cruel reminder to him of the thing that makes his mother turn into an abusive monster. The entire story up to that point had been a scared boy way of making sense of an extremely troubled childhood, and the monsters chasing him was in fact the abusive mother who had been tormenting him for 2 years and the father who had been trying to protect him by taking him away from her. Teddy is also also revealed to be a present given by the father.
Once the memories are completed, he returns to the house, in which they will find the mother sobbing on the kitchen floor after having torn off Teddy's arm. When he attempts to retrieve Teddy, his mother then pushed him, and apologizes before resuming crying. Hearing the door knock, he pick up Teddy and open the door. A kindly voice will be heard, who happily greets him and promises that he will fix Teddy.
It is speculated that the father appearing at the end was him achieving custody over him or finally being able to take him away from his mother after their divorce. It is unknown when their divorce occurred, making exactly what happened slightly ambiguous. It is also unknown whether the drinking and abuse started before the divorce, or after.