Nighttime waking, potty accidents, whining and other regression can accompany new stress or anxiety. The many changes children are experiencing right now can feel like a lot. Regression communicates their stress to you. Here is what you can do to help them
It’s one of the toughest times of the day! My expert advice on successful ways to get your toddler to sleep.
Mobile Mayhem: 6 Toddler Issues Parents Face During a Move
Moving may mean your toddler’s usual nap time changes while you transition homes. Some children may even seem to “give up” nap altogether (even if they still need one). “I firmly believe there is nothing harder than a child that is sleep-deprived,” says Tovah P. Klein.
Bad Habits to Watch for in Toddlers: Not Sleeping
If you want your toddler to sleep in her own bed and she’s having trouble getting through the night alone, acknowledge her anxiety. “Toddlers are at the height of learning to separate from mommy and daddy, and sleeping alone, for many, is a place where they feel they [just] can’t separate,” Klein says. At bedtime, give your child something that reminds her of her parents, like a stuffed animal, a family photo, or mommy or daddy’s shirt, and remind her that you’ll see her in the morning when everyone reunites after a night apart.
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