I don't know what changed. Whatever it was it started 2-3 weeks ago. My two almost three year old has a consta-whine. She can turn it on at the drop of a hat for no reason at all. It's almost as if the more her vocabulary grows the less she uses it and just whines for what she wants. There aren't even words mixed in, it's just a low level "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........." The more I ask her to use her words or try to guess what she wants the more she mumbles and whines.
Has this happened to any other parent out there? Has your toddler taken a step forward in development just to jump back down the cliff? Let me tell you that at times it have to just remove myself to scream. No it's not that bad. The whine to me is like nails on a chalk board and can get frustrating because I know very well that she has the vocabulary to ask for what she wants and she just doesn't.
What is your experience? Does this stage last long? Will it end? Please say it will end, gah!