My family recently fell victim to a sleep regression. The irony: I’m a sleep coach. The good news: It happens to everyone, and there’s a solution!
That’s right. My 2 year old started climbing out of her crib. We were in the process of moving, and even though I knew it was too early to move her to a bed, stubborn me decided it would be the perfect time to get rid of the crib and move her to a big girl bed. Well, I failed miserably. I had to go into full sleep coach mode.
So here’s a guide to help you cope with your sleep regression.
The first step is to make sure you’re looking at a sleep regression. You know when you have a sleep regression on your hands if:
Your child has been sleeping through the night, and all of a sudden wakes up several times at night.
Bedtime has always gone smoothly, and now your child fights it or has trouble falling asleep, or settling down at night.
Long naps disappear and you’re left with cat naps, or no naps at all.