Putting your toddler to sleep can be a challenge when they decide to throw a bedtime tantrum. No matter how difficult the situation may seem, it is a regular part of a child’s development (1). While some toddlers throw a tantrum regularly, others do it less often. Toddlers throw tantrums when they are tired, uncomfortable, hungry, or frustrated.
Around age two, toddlers learn to express themselves in different ways, but the inability to clearly convey what they want can lead to tantrums. Toddler tantrums can be broadly classified into frustration tantrums, exhaustion tantrums, and temper tantrums.
Keep reading as we tell you why toddlers throw bedtime tantrums and how to manage them.