Toddlers: 12 - 24 Months

Toddler sleep

Is it normal for my 21 month old to take 2-3 hours to fall asleep? Will this pass?

We have moved our son to a floor bed since he is climbing out of the crib. It is not going well. We have to sit in the room with him for him to fall asleep but it takes at least 2 hours to get him to fall asleep. In his crib- he would lay there for 20 minutes and fall asleep by himself. He sleeps for about 5 to 6 hours and then he is up every hour to 90 minutes until he is up for the day between 5am to 7am. He used to go down in his crib at 7:30 and sleep til 7am. Is this just a phrase or are we in it for the long haul? When I go back to work in August this is not going to be fun.

Re: Toddler sleep

  • Around 2 years of age there is another sleep regression. I would say that, in combination with his newfound freedom of the toddler bed is the issue. I might try putting a gate in his doorway and just leaving the room after laying him down in bed so as not to create the expectation that you will stay with him until he falls asleep. He may fall asleep on the floor while playing though.
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