By: Sleep Training Kids
When multiple factors become involved, sleep regressions are practically guaranteed to happen.
If you aren't sure which ones will cause a problem for your kids, start by looking at which ones cause sleep disruptions for you.
Avoidance isn't a long-term coping strategy. But it can be very useful as a short-term, temporary way to better manage sleep regressions so that your family can get the rest they need to be functional.
Create a consistent, positive, and reliable sleep environment. Set that environment up to help your family see sleep success.
Create a Positive and Consistent Sleep Environment
Create and use nap time routines and schedules. Then, create a backup schedule for recovering from days or situations when you can't stick to the preferred, primary schedule.
Help your kids practice good sleep hygiene. While this may help you avoid sleep regressions, it will definitely help you keep sleep disturbances to a minimum.
Review your sleep routines to make sure that you're using positive external sleep associations and removing negative sleep associations.