22 month sleep regression?

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hannjocelyn Sat 02-Jan-21 18:51:19

For the past few weeks my 22 month old has not been wanting to go to sleep at night.

He's fine going up to bed and we stick to the same routine to keep it as normal and stress free as possible.

He will have his milk or sometimes just a few mouthfuls and then screams and cries till he eventually falls asleep but that could be anything between an hour - hour and half

He has his music box playing and a night light. Even if we go in and soothe him for a few minutes and put him back in his bed he will cry again the minute we leave the room.

Any ideas if there is anything we can try? As it's awful to hear him crying so much. I don't want him to be scared of going to bed

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PippinStar Sat 02-Jan-21 21:58:05

I just commented on a similar thread today. I have no solutions really, just letting you know that you are not alone! My 23-month old just went off to sleep 5 minutes ago.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/parenting/4123280-at-breaking-point-with-2yo

hannjocelyn Sat 02-Jan-21 22:16:28

@PippinStar thank you. I'll have a look through that thread.

Oh god luckily it took my little one only an hour to go to sleep and has been asleep since

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PippinStar Sat 02-Jan-21 22:19:12

Fingers crossed it doesn’t last long for either of us. My 3.5 month old is due to go through the 4-month regression soon!

naomi81 Sat 02-Jan-21 22:27:23

My little one went through about 4 weeks of this at 22/23 months, she wouldn't nap either 🤪 we really tried just to keep things to the normal routine, luckily the week she turned 2 years old she calmed down and started sleeping a lot better again but she still tries to fight us on a lot of things whilst she's awake. Hopefully it's just a phase for you also, hang on in there xx

naomi81 Sat 02-Jan-21 22:29:01

Honestly it was little she was a newborn again, even resorted to driving her in the car for a nap and nope she wouldn't fall asleep!

PippinStar Sat 02-Jan-21 22:33:37

Oh @naomi81 that’s promising. My DS has stopped napping also and I drive for 60 minutes every day so he will sleep (he does). I’m really hoping it ends soon. Did she start napping again too?

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naomi81 Sat 02-Jan-21 22:50:37

Oh yes she's gone back to napping 🎉

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