4 Month Old Baby Sleep Regression
Baby sleeping are sometimes unpredictable. Your baby that once was a great sleeper,
mysteriously become a disastrous mess that he starts waking up three to four times a night.
However this is fairly common for babies who are around four
months old of age. It even has a popular nickname: “4 month old baby sleep regression”.
From that moment on, a bedtime with no tears has turn out to be rare.
Countless parents come for help with their 4 month old baby
What is sleep
In a nutshell, sleep regression is the disruption of your baby’s
normal sleeping routine. It is when your baby’s sleeping pattern becomes worse despite a normal bedtime
A baby who has been sleeping through the night (note that sleeping
through the night in baby between 0-5 months means 5-6 hours straight) for weeks might begin waking up multiple
times per night or show a general dislike for bedtime. If there is no drastic changed in the past week and your
once good sleeper baby is waking up at night, he might be experiencing a sleep regression.
What happen during sleep regression?
Your sweet happy baby will transform into a cranky little
Naps become shorter, get baby to sleep takes forever, baby wakes
up frequently and miserably. He simply won’t sleep.
Sometimes regressions can be connected with “growth spurts” and
your baby is demanding more from you to amp up your supply because they’re getting bigger and need more food. If
you’re nursing you may find your baby is welded to your boobs eternally. Bottle fed babies can also demand
During regression, babies often become clingy and needy and want
to be held ONLY by you. And if you do co-sleeping, it is not the right time to end it.
Just remember it is only temporary. You are already exhausted so
if you are panic, it will not help you but will make it worse. So, first, don’t panic.
Swing, swaddle may need to be taken out again from your storage.
You may need to rock your baby again to sleep. This is not a step back but to help everybody to sleep. For now
Sleep regressions are temporary unless you fall into its trap that
makes it permanent. As rocking, swinging your baby to sleep is ok for the first few weeks, but if you continue
doing so for a month without realizing that the regression has now over, it will surely become permanent. Use your
instinct, and if you see it is time, slowly and gently get your baby back on the right track.