Sleep Regression is REAL!
OK, so Bodhi is 23 months old now. And for the past year or so his nighttime routine has been super simple. 8pm brush teeth, jammies, bottle, books, asleep in crib around 8:30. All this has recently changed. Two weeks ago he decided that he isn't much interested in a bottle at bedtime (which is perfectly fine with us, actually), and sometimes no story, which actually makes me a bit sad. But he's added a new twist the whole bedtime game: SHRIEKING!!! Bodhi refuses to sleep in his crib, and will scream his bloody head off to the point we are allowing him to fall asleep (on us) on the adult bed in his room. This sucks! He did start a new day care a month ago, so we figure that's messing with his mind a bit. Also, at 23 months, and being around a lot more kids every day, his mind is growing, and he just isn't ready to go to bed when we need him to. We know that nighttime routine is necessary, but we're curious if any parents of youngsters out there have any thoughts on why else he may be fighting us so hard on bedtime right now? He will sleep through the night, about 11 hours, which is nice, but we really need to get him to be before 8:30. Lately it's been around 9:30. ugh