Most parents know the pain of sleep deprivation. (If your child started sleeping through the night at 3 weeks and continued for the next 4 years, you can stop reading.)
For the rest of us, even if your little one is traditionally a good sleeper, most kids hit rough patches where bedtime is suddenly a battle. Or sleeping through the night seems like a distant memory. Sometimes, we can quickly zero in on teething, a change in routine, illness, the need to move up a diaper size or a brain development burst. Other times, we have no clue. Here are a few tweaks to consider when you’re not quite sure what’s got your baby off-kilter at night.