When a baby is transitioning from a newborn to an infant, it’s normal for them to sleep longer in the early months. But sometimes things don’t always go according to plan.
This blog article offers some tips on how to deal with your baby’s 4 month sleep regression when it happens!
What is the 4-Month Sleep Regression?
The 4-Month Sleep Regression is a very common problem that parents face when their child starts to wake up during the night, and this happens around 4 months of age. The problem is actually not as bad as it sounds because it affects a lot of children, but you should take action immediately if your child is not sleeping well or at all.
It is when your baby goes from sleeping through the night to waking up a lot throughout the day. It can be hard for parents because it’s not always easy to give your baby enough sleep during the day when they are not asleep during the night. But it’s possible to fix it!
Ways to Cope with the 4-Month Sleep Regression
What options do you have when your baby abruptly stops sleeping through the night at 4 months old? There are a couple of things that can help. Try to keep it consistent by going to bed at the same time every night and waking up about the same time as well. You could also try white noise, like an air purifier or fan. Another option is getting your baby’s diaper changed every hour on the hour throughout the night. Lastly, if your child just won’t settle, some parents find that keeping them awake to eat at a certain point in the day helps them sleep better at nighttime.
Tips and tricks to help baby sleep
There are many reasons why your baby might be having sleep problems or not sleeping as long as you would like. Babies can have a temporary sleep regression for the first eight months of life, but it’s important to know how to help them get back on track. After an initial brief period of sleep regression, there are some things you can do to help your baby sleep more peacefully and longer. With these three tips and tricks, you can help your baby get back on track with all their sleep needs:
1) Reduce distractions (turn off the TV and put away any electronic devices);
2) Make sure your baby is in a safe and comfortable place;
3) Talk to them about what they need.
Just when you think you’ve got your baby sleeping through the night, they decide to take a nap as soon as they wake up. This is a typical reality for most parents, but not all. It can be hard to continue being productive while your baby is crying and taking a nap every other hour. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make it easier on yourself and your family.