The life of a young toddler is full of experience and even night sleep becomes longer but aged nearly 11 months, a baby struggles to fall asleep in their afternoon nap and at nighttime sleep, a baby awakes frequently. It happens due to sleep regression caused by new developmental milestones, separation anxiety, and new sleep patterns.
Most fresh parents believe a newborn baby should sleep all the time, but since the first day at home, they are surprised that a baby’s sleep is not that long.
Growing up, babies sleep less often but have a more sound sleep. And when parents have almost gotten used to a regular bedtime routine and a nap schedule, a baby wakes after 20 minutes-sleep and cries. Or cannot stay asleep at night being alone.
Exhausted parents blame for teething, persistent sleep disturbance, or nightmares, but still cannot manage a baby’s sleep. They read about sleep training methods, take calming pills and are eager to sleep themselves, and are accused of doing something wrong with a baby.
Calm down, everything is ok with your baby, a baby is totally normal. They are growing older and experiencing their biggest sleep regression. So, how to help your baby to manage it?
How to go through this period for the whole family, suffering from the baby’s nap regression and frequent awakenings at night? We will try to cover these issues in our article
What is this 11-month sleep regression like?
We are a little reluctant to use “sleep regressions” in a sleeping schedule. As is a usual procedure, and most caring mothers notice different periods in a baby’s growth. Naturally, one period changes to another growing era.
Two main “regression” periods have been observed in many babies. The first one is called a four-month sleep regression, it is the time when a baby has fewer naps during the daytime and their nap duration lasts about an hour or so. It lasts for a few weeks and some parents do not even notice it because it is not so exhausting for them and their baby. All kids are different, and they experience differently each growing stage.
The 10-12 month sleep regression happens when a baby is old enough to express their mood not only by shouting, but also demonstrates unexpected mood changes and refusing a usual sleep routine.
This sleep regression is usually followed by a baby refusing one or two naps, shorter sleep periods, and night wakings.
A toddler suddenly protests taking their second nap during the daytime by crying and desiring to stay in the mother’s hands. At the same time, an exhausted mother breaks bedtime routines and allows a baby to stay awake playing, which later leads to extremely hard nights without a constant child’s sleep.
Aged 11 months, is not the best time to transition to 1 nap, even if your baby is fighting naps for several days. There is another way to cope with those sleep regressions and improve nighttime sleep. You may provide short naps in the daytime for a few weeks, but make sure a baby is not extremely tired. Or change the nap time during the day.
Sometimes parents decide to sleep train their child to fall asleep for a nap. In most cases, children are sleep trained between four and six months, but it is possible to start sleep training later. But keep in mind, the later you start, the more difficult it would be for both a parent and a baby.
As for 11-month sleep regression, it may also come with a sudden early morning awakening coming with crying. Most babies protest any parents’ attempts to fall asleep once again, even if it is still dark outside.
Regretting the second sleep, a baby loses the opportunity to restart the nervous system. Sleep is essential for baby development and growth. During sleep the brain experiences intense activity, building the foundations for how we learn and grow, including achieving new milestones, changes in behavior, and even the immune system.
Not enough of not qualified sleep for a child less than a year may lead to cognitive problems, difficulties with social skills, and quality of life later in childhood.
Regression of sleep cues and symptoms at 11 months
If you still cannot accept that a baby’s sleep quality is not as it was before, here are some signs and symptoms of sleep regression at 11 months for you.
A baby’s behavior has changed, the same as their mood and habits. A child increases crankiness and monkey tricks during the day, being in good spirits even without a proper sleep duration. But at the same time, they can suddenly stay calm playing quiet games, observing books, or watching sometimes for a long time.
A toddler refuses day sleep or presents the readiness to change a day-nap time. In the evening, your baby doesn’t want to fall asleep even after the usual bedtime routine or presents frequent nighttime wakings, bringing a night terror to all family members.
During the daytime, a baby provides constant crying, worsening appetite, and an increased desire to cuddle, quietly play, and sit still. A baby’s routine changes, having new skills and new sleep patterns, attempting fighting naps at the usual time, and then dozing off and having restless short-term sleeping.
Maternal mood hardly manages all baby tricks, especially when a baby rubs the eyes and demonstrates other symptoms of tiredness but still denies any sleeping procedures.
I remember my kids desiring to cuddle and snuggle just before and during the sleep regressions. From the outside, it looks like a baby is sick and requires more mother’s care and attention, but if a child is ok, it is a good cue your baby needs a slightly earlier bedtime that evening.
If reading this, you have decided it was written about your toddler, it means that yes, your baby definitely is having a sleep regression. Do not worry, it won’t last long and a baby can manage it on their own or with the parents’ help.
Why sleep regression at 11 months happens
There are several age reasons why your toddler experiences sleep regression, we are going to observe the main 8 causes, explaining to you that it is absolutely normal.
1. Physical development and milestones
Aged almost one year your baby seems old enough to do a lot of things by themselves, a child looks like an individual, a person but not a baby anymore. The babies can stand, walk on their own, or cruise along furniture. A child can take a cup to drink when needed, or show and take the desired thing without anyone’s help.
New milestones require much practice during the daytime to discourage crawling and standing after bedtime. The nocturnal movements may happen but during the day parents should encourage action to prevent it at night.
2. Changes in a daily routine
Thanks to physical development and new possibilities, a baby’s routine is not the same as it was before. A toddler is busy with new issues and tasks, there is so much to learn and to practice during the day. The wake window increases during the day as a child has other things to do. So, it is not surprising as a baby changes their routine.
Besides, when a parent changes a sleep location it also influences a child’s ability to fall asleep and their sleep schedule and quality, triggering sleep regressions. Sometimes even the slightest change in when and how long baby naps can make all the difference.
In this case, you should wait for about a few nights for a baby to get used to a new sleeping place, providing new sleeping skills.
3. Nap transition
Aged almost one year, a child demonstrates the desire to sleep less, having only one nap time during a day and avoiding a second nap at all without any sleep training. Some parents follow their child’s preferences, as everybody wants their baby to fall asleep after long playing hours.
But keep in mind that transitioning from two naps to one is a rather complicated process and requires more time than just a few weeks. Let your child sleep two naps at least two or three times a week to feel better. Allow them to have one day nap only a few days a week. During the transition, sleep regression is more likely to happen.
Some parents accelerate sleep transition, desiring to have only one but a long day nap. But we believe it is not so preferable for a baby’s health. Try to extend this period to several-month sleep regressions.
4. Developmental milestones
The emotional and social development of a child can also cause sleep regression. An 11-months old child loves to play, communicate and stay with people and this undoubtfully makes a baby fall asleep more difficult especially if you do not have a fixed schedule. Most babies love playing, especially when it is time to sleep asleep, have you noticed that?
5. Separation anxiety
Separation anxiety is one of the most common causes of 10-12 month sleep regression.
Being old enough and having the possibility to change the location and move from room to room, your baby earns another skill. A toddler realizes object permanence, understanding that you are there even if you are in another room. But at the same time a new fear appears, it is called separation anxiety.
Separation anxiety is a very normal developmental stage that means just what it sounds like. It’s a set of nervous, worried feelings — and subsequent cries.
A baby who’s experiencing separation anxiety might cry, scream, cling to you, shake the head or hide the face when someone comes and a child doesn’t recognize approaches. The same reactions may also crop up with family members and friends who your baby once seemed to enjoy but now views as “strangers” or even a threat.
A child is not in your hands anymore. Having the desire to play where a baby wants and take objects they need, makes a baby leave the family (we mean to leave the room). But missing dear parents, a baby feels separation anxiety and wants their mom back.
Separation anxiety is a natural process, and pretty soon your toddler will get used to this and realize that a mother is present even if a baby doesn’t watch her. It also makes bedtime and nighttime sleep harder for a while.
6. Dentition or teeth annoyance
Teething is painful for adults and even more so for children. This takes time and annoys at least until the tooth erupts (pokes out). After it appears, the pain is not so annoying anymore as it begins to subside.
Sometimes a baby has a feeling of something rapping or scratching in the mouth. And definitely, it prevents a baby from falling asleep or baby awakes several times during night time sleep.
While teething, children do not usually have enough sleep, and they feel sick during the daytime also. So, the overall sleep quality suffers and leads to sleep regression.
Sickness is another possible cause triggering most sleep regressions. During a baby sleep regression, the restis not stable enough, and being ill a child easily falls asleep but only for a short period.
Colds and ear infections are common at this age, they disrupt sleep and its quality during the day and at night.
8. Underlying medical condition
Reflux is a common medical condition that can interrupt a baby’s nap– and trigger all sorts of sleep regressions. The good idea about most medical conditions, they may disappear after a baby gets older.
Do all babies experience the 11-month sleep regression?
The answer is Yes and No. All children experience sleep regression at approximately the same age, but for some kids, it is a 10-12 months sleep regression ad others may just skip it, demonstrating no signs of annoyance.
There’s no way to determine how your baby will react until he reaches 11 months old. Stay calm waiting for this age to come, it is a natural process, and it may happen that your toddler will be rather calm or there will not be a sleep regression at this age.
Some people say that the sleep training method helps to prevent the 11-month sleep regression, but I can hardly believe this, as it is a natural stage of a child’s development.
How long does sleep regression last at 11 months?
Sleep regressions usually last between two and six weeks, depending on the cause.
It usually takes much time because children naturally require more or less time to get back into sleep patterns. If any new problems arise, then the process may be continued (and perhaps even restarted). Sometimes it may take even longer cause health issues are unpredictable.
Once, my baby had nearly a month of sleep regression causing developmental issues followed by cold and later teething. This was indeed a horrible time due to constant sleep changes and terror at night.
However, if you’re just dealing with sleep regression, and you’re able to stay in a positive mood providing good conditions, it is quite possible to keep this sleep regression to only a few days.
When will this regression end?
Sometimes you may that 11 months of regression never end, as it became the night and day terror for the whole family dealing with a baby sleep regression. But be sure, it will end soon. Many babies can sleep all night long at this age.
Depending on your child’s health issues, mood, and development, it may finish in several days. We know some lucky parents do not even realize most sleep regressions. But we do not envy them, nor accuse them. All children are different.
But to simplify the process, follow your kid’s reaction and help a baby to break negative sleep associations if there are any, teach and practice sleeping skills when a toddler is in a good mood.
Believe me, it is not the last transition but the ugliest as it is triggered by separation anxiety, fears, and new milestones.
How does a child’s sleep change at 12 months?
It is a period well-known for its nap transition, usually from two naps per day to one.
When infants are getting older, they tend to have longer sleeping periods but fewer numbers of sleep.
A larger portion of sleep occurs during the night. Night sleep usually lasts for at least 10 hours. And be aware, it is the most essential sleep for the baby’s health and daily mood.
The quantity of total sleeping hours a day varies, cause all children are different and require different times to restart their nervous system and just to rest.
During a child’s first birthday, toddlers require little to no rest every day. The recommended sleep duration for kids aged 1-2 years is 11-14 hours daily. Some children may sleep at night for nearly 13 hours, and this may lead to the unnecessity of a long day nap. That is why long night sleep is not recommended to keep appropriate day sleep as long as it is possible.
Early morning awakening may help to prevent early second nap regression. But do not forget about wake windows, and arranging the sleeping schedule, as they also increase with age. Most children need at least three hours of awake time in between sleep periods at this age.
Usually, babies go through the night when they are 6 weeks old, although it isn’t universal. It can be difficult to determine how long children sleep as an infant as they develop their own habits.
One sleep research shows that approximately 71 percent of toddlers decline in sleeping habits at night in comparison to young adults aged 14 and younger.
Do all children have sleep regressions for 12 months?
Most children experience sleep disturbances at the end of their first living year. During this period from a newborn baby, a real human being grows. Sleep development in babies is very variable, and therefore some children’s sleep patterns are not similar. Some toddlers need more sleep than others. That is why most children do not follow the same timeline.
One sleep research on sleep development shows only 72% of children sleep at the same rate each time at the bedside. The usual duration of night sleep is not less than 6 hours consecutively at night. While sleeping regression is common for some kids at 12 months, some can see sleep increase or remain the same.
Preventing the 11-month-old sleep regression
Is it really possible to stop a child from falling asleep? Probably, yes. You could avoid this. Performing proper sleep hygiene and using behavioral sleep training methods can, ideally, help eliminate sleep regressions. You’d better avoid this.
It is natural for a baby to shorten the sleeping period several times in their toddlerhood. In the meantime, following a bedtime routine and sleeping schedule can help decrease the likelihood of sleep problems.
Although no treatment is available, you can’t completely prevent this sleep disorder. This would obviously shorten the duration and severity of sleep regressions.
How to deal with a nap regression?
There are a lot of factors that can simplify the nap regression process, but there is only one that will help your family and your baby. But it should be created from the first days of a child’s life.
We are talking about dull, boring, reliable, constant bedtime routines. It is the most essential factor in creating the best conditions for your child’s sleep.
Yes, it means waking a baby up every morning at the same time, allowing a morning nap in case of too early waking up, having a walk, feeding, day-time baby nap, and going to bed at the exact fixed time. Well, going to bed a few minutes earlier can help your child get more sleep – and simplify back into a better routine where a baby sleeps well.
Tips to manage the 10-12 month sleep regression
Sometimes the climate of the whole family depends on a baby’s sleep. When it is time to experience regression, all family members may suffer from it. When a baby wakes at night shouting, refuses sleeping hours during the daytime, and doesn’t accept any sleep training, it negatively influences everybody living under the same roof with a toddler.
So, what to do? To wait until a child can go through this period by themselves, or to help your 11-month child?
Regression is often trial and error, but it is virtually always the case, as the children have different symptoms and behavior. It is essential to understand the underlying causes of regression and the methods to prevent it – you’ll feel more in control of your situation to ensure you are prepared for the future when you are ready.
But what can you do to manage the situation and stay in high spirits all period long?
When the baby is small, it must get food every few hours because it’s very easy to digest food, so when the baby gets old you might start to get comfortable nursing and feeding them at night if necessary. But dependence on them is simple and carries a drawback in the sleep system.
If your baby gets up late in the waking hours and needs feeding to go to sleep, this will result in less sleep. You can curb that habit by dream-feeding them after they fall asleep a few times before bed and consuming more calories at night.
So, here we prepared some useful tips for the baby and the whole family to avoid negative situations.
1. Arrange the best time for a baby to wake up in the morning.
Fix this time. You can plan to wake earlier or later depending on the hours your baby need to sleep a day. Incorporate a morning nap into their schedule.
For instance, your baby usually wakes up at 7 am. and goes to bed also at 7 pm, with only one sleep during the day. You should calculate and adjust the daytime to implement a second nap in the schedule.
How to do this? The recommended day sleep at this age is 12-14 hours. Having 12 hours of nighttime sleep, wake a baby 30 minutes earlier if it is ok with your family’s preferences. The wake window should be nearly 3-3,5 hours. So, arrange sometimes activities to exhaust your toddler somehow and try to make them sleep at about 9 am for the first nap.
The first nap may last 1.5 hours, for instance. Then at about 2 o’clock, an afternoon nap comes after 3.5 hours of wakefulness. Watching the sleep clues, you may increase or decrease wake windows. And be sure you finish the day for your toddler no later than 7 pm.
Totally, the day sleep duration will be nearly 13-14 hours, which is recommended period. Follow your fixed daily schedule for several days, professionals tell you about 3-4 days, and then your toddler will get used to it also. It is not a kind of sleep training but a correctly planned sleep.
This method suits my family the best, as I am hesitant to sleep train method because it associates with the Ferber Method, known as Cry It Out.
2. Snuggles and cuddles
Do not underestimate hugs and cuddling during the day with your child. It is an extremely complicated period for a toddler and only the dearest people being close will help to manage it faster with no negative consequences.
Keep in mind, separation anxiety is one of the most essential reasons for 10-12 month sleep regression, and what can facilitate it better than cuddling with a mother?
Our kids are always exhausted playing, walking, and shouting during the day, and they require additional time hugging, sitting, or reading together.
3. Outside time
That is another working tip to manage sleep regression. Get outside and take everybody with you. Fresh air helps to calm down, change the usual environment, find new activities for the whole family, and to exhaust a baby somehow.
Besides, taking vitamin D can be beneficial for health. Air purifies and stimulates creative and active play. Additionally, relaxing on the beach can improve our mental health and gives us a sense of accomplishment.
And do not underestimate evening walks. They can be calming down, but it is proven that staying outside positively influences feelings, sleep at night, and health in general.
3. Nap time
Aged one-year-old, your child’s awake time should be nearly 3-3,5 hours. That’s the amount of time they are awake between periods of sleep. Staying within this range keeps babies well-rested, which can improve their sleep duration and quality. As with nighttime sleep, when your baby sleeps independently for naps, they will nap consistently well every day.
Sleep training methods sound harsh for some parents, but for many, they can provide a good routine. Several different slumber training practices can be adjusted for each parent.
Usually, babies are sleep trained between four and six months, but it is possible to start later. I am a passionate believer that there are teaching methods suitable for every family to avoid 10-12 month sleep regression.
4. Rest time
Rest time is not the best tip, but it works when you try to decline the 10-12 month sleep regression. If a day nap doesn’t work in your family all the time, a qualified rest time helps to restart the nervous system of everybody, not only a toddler.
Obviously, it is our job as usual to stick to the schedule. A flexible mindset allows you to continue in a frustrating time. You can probably be awake for hours at night chasing your toddler to sleep, but you’re going to find your inner strength to embrace this reality.
Why not turn off the television, get rid of a telephone, take a book and enjoy the time lying on the sofa together? Even without a day’s sleep, both adults and children feel much better and ready to continue developing new skills or completing new tasks.
5. Quality arranged daily routine
Bringing a baby is a hard job, and you need to pay not only time but also much attention and sources to succeed in it. A correctly arranged daily routine helps to facilitate 10-12 month sleep regression.
If you wake up and do only what you want, leaving a baby watching TV or sitting on the floor all day long, an 11-month child will not get tired and be ready to sleep, no matter what sleep training you did. If a baby is not tired and demonstrates no sleep cues, a child hardly falls asleep even at nighttime.
But at the same time, there is no need to arrange extra cleaning, or challenging learning tasks for a child if it takes much time from you.
Give the baby the best opportunities to get active during the day. A toddler will likely become extremely curious about the possibilities of doing this on a personal basis if a child has new skills. Give your toddler some safe toys that stimulate his mind and body. It helps a baby to get older, but it can make them tired, making them sleepier.
6. Correct bedtime
As it was mentioned in detail above, you may change your waking and bedtime for your toddler without any sleep training, but with the correct schedule. Wake a baby 15 minutes earlier and later if needed.
Changing your toddler’s sleep schedule should not affect his or her ability to sleep at night. As they get older, they are likely to change or grow and there must be a change in routine. Getting out of bed late and getting up earlier is another issue for parents looking for extra Zzz. Try getting everyone to get their nightly sleep a while later.
Do not forget to avoid negative sleep associations like nursing, pacifiers, or lost toys. In some cases, they prevent a baby from a sound night’s sleep and lead to disrupting sleep. A toy or stuffed animal may be a source of comfort and help your baby to fast asleep. Moreover, such a toy helps to overcome separation anxiety when they are alone.
7. Positive sleep environments for toddlers
A healthy sleeping place is particularly vital for young babies. Most toddlers are kept in cribs. Regardless of the situation, a child will sleep more in quiet and comfortable spaces. So, the best thing a family can do for a night of better sleep is to provide positive sleep habits.
Make certain their bedroom is a comfortable place to sleep, with enough daylight and the absence of it in the evening. We have toys in the bedroom. Kids who play in different places can sleep better. Obviously, the messier the house is, the more sleep was worth it!! Find some good sleep habits that your toddler should have and enjoy how fast a baby falls asleep.
8. During the night
At night, you should do everything possible to relax a baby and let them have a deep nightdream and enough sleep.
It is vital to give babies an environment in which the child can sleep. Not only is it important to establish a bedtime schedule to associate certain activities with bedtime in their bedroom, and even yours if you co-sleep. The blackout curtains serve the best for a child’s bedroom, especially in a daytime.
Eliminate light, noise unpleasant smells, and tight uncomfortable clothes to let your child sleep well. You might also consider sleep training and weaning off night feedings, or just minimizing night feeds, so a baby can come back to sleep in case of sleep disruption through the night.
9. Feed a baby before sleep not to feel hungry at night
I thought my children would eat something that exploded with hunger when I was a little kid. The family wanted solid meals with lots of milk too – give your baby some food if your baby needs it. Then we shifted focus to meals at night as we wanted to minimize sleepless nights.
My young children experienced some reverse cycle when working, even in their teens. The cost of food was lower than in the youth, and they resisted nursing and ate most of the calories, but it meant more night feeds. And they were hungry.
Growth is still going very well amongst the younger generation. It’s working well for now. Give your toddler food to satisfy their hunger.
10. Let your 11-month child practice new skills
Aged almost a year, children consider themselves to be old enough as a toddler has new skills that allow them to move, take and play with what they want. To regress sleeping problems, allow them to practice new developmental skills during the day. It will help to give the baby the best opportunities to get active during the day.
They will likely become extremely curious about the possibilities of doing this on a personal basis if they have new skills. This will help to hone mobility and dexterity in their limbs and hands. Give your toddler some safe toys that stimulate their mind and body. It helps them to get older, but it can make them tired, making them sleepier.
Lots of practice during day time guarantees nights full of deep dreams.
10. Do not avoid practicing sleeping skills
When your baby is 10-12 months old, their life is full of new experiences during the daytime and at night, a child also needs to practice new skills for better sleeping.
Pre-bedtime may include reading books, listening to music, a light massage, a warm bathroom, hugs, and talks with a mom, or other procedures that prepare a baby for a night of sleep. Keep in mind to choose the age-appropriate sleep training method for your child.
11. It is a good time for night weaning
When the baby is small, they must get food every few hours because it’s very easy to digest food. But growing bigger, you may shorten night feedings and even avoid them. A habit to eat at night influences a sleeping habit, cause it provokes awakenings up to several times a night.
When your baby wakes up in the middle of the night or closer to the morning as it is dependent on feeding, it means you have less night rest which influences your mood and feelings. Moreover, for an adult mother, it might be a harder issue to get back to sleep after such a disruption.
Some mothers practices weaning at night, giving a baby a bottle or something else to drink. But it is not weaning at all, it means changing one food for another, and the feeding habit will still awaken a child at night, no matter whether to drink or to eat. Moreover, it might be a good idea to change a child’s diaper before feeding to give them an association of rest with food.
12. Keep calm facing challenges
Did you know that a mother’s mood influences not only the behavior of a child but also sleep? It means that the mother’s negative thoughts may lead to sleep deprivation, not only sleep regression.
It’s not so easy to keep calm facing sleep challenges. Children are more sensitive to others than most people think. Kids have to learn their emotional patterns. Unless your stress level goes down, they may also have internalized the anxiety.
A frustrated or tired toddler can be affected by this emotion and may lose the ability and relaxation to focus. Try to take a breath and take a few moments to be calm, even if you spend hours trying to make your baby sleep while a toddler wants to play and play.
13. Watch for sleep signals
The sleep window is the moment your child wakes from sleep and falls asleep. Trying to fall asleep with too much sleep may be easier for someone who gets it wrong. Keep your child alert for sleepy cues that will recognize that they have woken up and go to sleep as soon as they settle.
Your baby will usually let you know they’re ready to sleep by fussing, crying, yawning, or rubbing their eyes, and crying show your little one’s readiness for an attack.
So, do not miss it and go to read a book for a baby’s deep sleep.
Is there a sleep regression at 11 months?
At a young age, many babies experience some type of regression from sleep – whether it is fighting sleep, resisting waking up at bedtime, or just general slumbering. Sleep regression is a problem for most children aged between 10-12 months old. Most of them try to get rid of the one-day naps.
The saddest issue about it is that some parents accept the new sleep habits with pleasure, but still do not realize how a lack of sleep influences the baby’s health.
Why is my 11-month-old suddenly waking up at night?
The baby will crawl again in the first year and learn to walk. Because a child is developing skills that can sometimes wake up to practice in the morning and get too excited and go to sleep. If a baby cannot get back to sleep, this leads to a cry for a mother to be near.
The best way to avoid such night cries is to let a baby practice new skills during the day. Encourage a child’s movements and curiosity, as this also makes a child tired and encourages better sleep.
How do I fix my 11-month sleep regression?
I was lucky to have a pretty short period of sleep resistance. But I directly followed the daily schedule and if my child refused to sleep we arranged slow quiet games.
Is there a leap around 11 months?
This move may lead to your sleeper reversing into an inevitable state and may cause you to wake up to difficulty falling asleep or waking up early. Usually, the babies fight naps for a month before they reach the one-year-old.
To sum everything up, we should say that every baby experiences changes in daily routine as well as night changes. Sleep regression happens because a child is old enough to walk, do some tricks, play alone and move wherever he wants.
But each parent should be conscious of this, as every sleep regression will end soon, bringing more positive moments to a child’s life.