I think... 3?
OR based upon the childs development to be able to comprehend that it is bedtime.
I think under that, theyre not going to grasp the concept.
I let my older daughter cry it out at 22 months, it took one night of crying for 20 minutes with me checking on her of course and telling her to go to sleep. She was able to say "I don't want to sleep I want to play'" so I knew she was just crying because she didn't want to go to sleep. The next two nights she whined for about 5 minutes from then on she started going to bed on her own with no problems. I am pretty liberal about her actually going to sleep though she is allowed to get out of bed and play after I leave the room. I do think it is a developmental thing though because I don't think my 18 month old will be ready to go to bed on her own in the next few months we'll probably wait until 2 or 2 and half.
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