Gather all your army. Husband, your mom, your sister.
Figuring out what can cause the problems on your 4 month old baby
sleep would be the next step.
There are many factors and the most popular factors can be a
mixture of the following:
Changes in room temperature (Too hot or too cold)
Developmental milestones (learning to sit up, roll, or crawl for
A new bed time routine
Unfamiliar noise while sleeping
Growth spurt causing hunger
Jet lag or changes in time zone if you are travelling
And many more…
At 4 month old age, the problem is most likely due to
developmental changes going on in the brain. Babies at four months simply begin sleeping differently from the way
they did when they were younger, and they need time to adjust.
Below are some solutions that you can choose in dealing with your
4 month old baby sleep issue:
If you suspect an illness, see a doctor. Sometimes illness does not
relate to fever or stuffed nose that is easy to be noticed. Or it could be other disorders – such as
autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – may begin to show their signs after baby’s first
months and may be causing the sleep regression. These conditions may not be detectable at this age if
you’re not a doctor, so it’s best to see one.
If your baby is constantly eating more than usual, he might be in a
growth spurt. Feed him eat more during the day to help eliminate night time hunger.
Teething is painful. Get from pharmacy for teething shooter. There is one
called Bonjela and it has been proven helps most teething babies.
When your baby reaches a development milestone such as rolling, sit up.
Try to give him plenty of time during the day to practice. This should help discourage him in any late
night eagerness to learn that new skill.
Give your baby more time to adjust for any changes in bedtime
Fine-tune room temperature to see if it makes any difference.
Pay attention to your baby’s surrounding and environment. Is it season
changes, in summer your baby might need less cloth than in winter. Or is it because of the blowing air
from the air conditioner is hitting your baby’s face? Insect biting? Or annoying neighbor that has
nasty habit of smoking that the smoke come into your baby’s room. Even it is not much but baby is
Co-sleep. Yes, take your
baby out of the crib and put him or her into bed with you. Dr. Precious “Tippy” Tanchanco, a
development pediatrician who holds clinic at the Medical City, agrees. Your warmth, your smell, the
sound of your breathing – these make your baby feel more secure, so even if they wake up in the middle
of the night, it’s easier for them to fall back to sleep with little or no help from you.” However pay
extra attention to sleeping safety. There should be no thick blankets, no comforters. The bed sheets
should fit snugly on the bed and should not be easily pulled off. You need to ensure that your baby
does not get smothered and also you are not deep sleeper or under alcohol or medication.
Breastfeed if you can. It would be much more convenient rather than
bottle fed where you have to wake up and mix the formula. It is also help your baby to get back to
sleep sooner as it makes him full without delay and feel more comfortable and secure. Propping a bottle
on a pillow puts baby at risk for choking. In contrast, breast milk straight from Mommy’s breast is
always fresh, always warm, and you don’t have to hold anything. Often, you hardly even have to wake up.
Some moms have even mastered the art of breastfeeding baby from either the left or right breast without
even changing sides with baby.
So breastfeed if you can. Not only more healthy than formula but also
create more self esteem to your baby at later age.