Whether you're experiencing it firsthand or you've just heard it discussed as an old wives' tale, sleep regression in toddlers is indeed real. Most parents think if they can get over the hurdle of the whole "sleepless nights with a newborn" stage, it'll be smoothing sailing from then on out. But that's not the case for many, so don't worry, you're definitely not alone in this challenging phase. Whether you're a season vet or a first-time parent, there are some crucial things to know about sleep regression in toddlers.
If you're anything like me, I was ready to go full-on Britney Spears car-bashing crazy when my son seemed incapable of sleeping through the night or had an apocalyptic tantrum every time I so much as mentioned "bedtime." Sleep regression in your toddler can definitely be a blow to your parenting self-esteem. It can even cause tension and become a blame game scenario between you and your partner (like it did for me).
Thankfully it doesn't have to be that way. A little knowledge can go a long way in the realm of preparation an quelling stress when it comes to handling your toddler's issues with sleep. So check out the top things to know about sleep regression in toddlers.