A toddler is a child between one to two years who is now learning to walk and becoming active. In this age group, there is a lot of activity and the toddler learns to use hand gestures, follow simple instructions and play with toys. It is at this stage when Toddler Sleep Regression is commonly experienced.
Several studies show that sleep regression may be caused by growth. The toddler is undergoing brain development and rapid growth which temporarily causes a ripple in the hormones controlling the sleep patterns. Sleep regression is characterized by frequent night awakenings where the toddler may go back to sleep or stay awake altogether.
Handling sleep regression is necessary as the toddler needs enough sleep for overall well-being. Some of the handling mechanisms involve:
Staying consistent with the toddler’s sleep routine.
Limiting screen time when it is almost bedtime.