18 to 24 Month Sleep Regression
18 to 24 MONTHS – FREE WILL
By this age, your almost 2 year-olds has gone through and will continue to go through huge life transitions; potty training, a bed rather than a cot, the possibility of playgroup, a new sibling…the list goes on.
A 2 year old can also experience nightmares (extreme cases are called night terrors), with all the new information and changes going on in their environment. It’s not a surprise that this can be the cause of a long drawn out sleep regression cycle.
Your toddler can also have the power of ‘NO’ at their disposal and simply refuse to go to sleep. That is something that parents will tackle and learn how to manage as your little person develops.
Routine is key to help your toddler know what to expect during the day and leading up to night time, it also helps parents to manage their own schedules and sleep.
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