Any advice for 4 month sleep regression? WAY worse than I thought it would be...
At 7 weeks LO started sleeping from 8pm-2am, feed, sleep til 6, feed, awake at 8, and it was bliss and it's all out the window now. I thought it was bad 2 weeks ago when she started waking at 12am too, but i am now wishing for those nights back. Last night it was asleep at 8pm, awake at 9, awake at 11pm - fed, awake at 1, awake at 230-fed, awake at 415, awake at 545, up at 730am for the day. I think I got 2 hours of sleep last night, 3-4 average per night for 2 weeks, I need advice, how long will this last???
Its possible we're going through this now, but I think we're also teething, so that could be the culprit too. DS has generally slept 12 hrs since 7 weeks. The last few weeks he's woken once or twice a night, but this week has been waking like your LO.
Only advice I've heard is to try not to start bad sleep habits now as they'll be hard to break later. DS has been wanting his paci way more these last few weeks to go to sleep and he's never really wanted it before and has been able to go to sleep without it up until now. So I'm trying my best to get him to sleep without using it and giving him some time to try to resettle himself when he wakes (5-10min, unless he's hysterical) before I go in. Usually a 50/50 shot. I hope things get better, just hang in there Hopefully some of the other ladies have some good suggestions.
just thought id bump this up for u - we're going thru the same thing at the mo! is a whole new ball game to our ds - his 4 month 'sleep regression' consisted of waking up oncea night around 3am, and then resettling until 7/8am. our daughter however has been something else this week! i've been up about 6 or 7 times a night this week and have been getting into the dangerous habit of feeding her to sleep every time, only for her to wake an hr later! i dont think it's even hunger causing it as she's not even feeding that keenly each time! she just wants me to cuddle her all night!
Our LO woke every 45 minutes through the 4 month sleep regression and sometimes there was no getting him back to sleep for a couple of hours. The only advice I can give is to co-sleep and to remember that it will pass. My LO also started settling himself back to sleep some of the time during the later half of the regression too. It lasted for 4 weeks for us.
You'll be surprised how much their sleep patterns are changing trough out the babyhood. Be strong and it will pass. Try cosleeping for few nights to get your power back.
Also, there is a growth spurt at 4 month, so it worth offering milk, it might give you a slightly longer break between waking ups. It helped us a lot! He had 3 feeds during the night at 4 month, and it lasted about 3 weeks.
Ours lasted 3 months, only last week started to get a good 6/7 hours straight again. I feel your pain, x
We are going on week 8 and its killing me!! Prior to this DS slept 8hours the one feed then slept another 5 - 6 hours. Now he is up every 2 -3 hours. Its really affecting my mood during the day, so even though DS gets happy mum all the time, my poor OH gets a very grumpy and snapping wife. So I know he can't wait for it to pass. Ha Ha.
Gearing up for another Monday at work, hoping to get 5 hours of sleep though not that realistic I guess. Last night she went to bed at 8 and was up at 1045, 1, 230, 4, 530, 630 and up for the day at 745. I've been wondering if it's my milk supply because she wants to eat every time but she doesn't want both sides and seems fine going every 3 hours still during the day. Thanks for all the replies and support, here I go again....
Our "Sleep regression" is still going on as well IT's horrible. Like the OP my LO started doing long stretches early on... at 9 weeks she slept for 8/9 hours stretches a few times and would regularly go 6/7 hours. Then at 3.5 months it all went to hell She wakes up nearly every two hours every night and sometimes more! I really really hope it will end someday soon! It just makes no sense and is so frustrating!
ETA: OP my LO also wants to eat every time she wakes but only for a few minutes before she's asleep again. But she does not eat that frequently during the daytime!
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