4 month sleep regression help!

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  1. blinkybaby

    blinkybaby Well-Known Member

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    Louie has slept through 12-13 hours since 9 weeks.

    The last 2 nights he's been waking randomly, not for food. I just hear him over the monitor chatting to himself and when I go in he's wide awake! At the moment it's just a case of dummy in, light show on and walk away, but it happened twice last night and I don't want him to become reliant on his dummy for sleep.

    Thinking on, should I just leave him tonight if he wakes up instead of going in? Obviously if he cries I will go in but if he's just chatting away should I leave it? Part of me thinks that is the best thing to do, but then I think if I just shove his dummy in he'll go straight back to sleep and leaving him may wake him up more?

    Does this sound like the dreaded sleep regression?

    Experiences please, how long does it last, tips to make it go away etc!!!!


    Many thanks :)
     
  2. BubbaG

    BubbaG Well-Known Member

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    My LO is doing this but won't take a dummy so I just leave him, he normally goes back to sleep.
     
  3. MissPiggy

    MissPiggy Kayson and Bumpy-Sweep

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    he's probably just becoming more aware

    Yes, if he is just chatting to himself and not upset i would jsut leave him, he should fall asleep. otherwise he''s register being awake means mummys attention =) xxx i cant help with the 4months sleep regression, my little one slept through since 4 weeks, til he was 16weeks, and we are only now breaking undisturbed nights xxx
     
  4. sapphire1

    sapphire1 Well-Known Member

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    I would leave him and see what happens. It hit Holly and we've not come out of it yet. She starts to cry if I leave her, and she'll only go back to sleep if I put her dummy in or feed her. When she woke for a feed last night I brought her in bed with us and she went back to sleep for another 4 hours. Just goes to show she's feeding out of habit and not because she's hungry. Sorry, don't have any advice x x
     
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    lynz98 Well-Known Member

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    I was up 6 times last night and she kept waking up for her dummy. Feel like a zombie this morning as she normally sleeps through so im hoping the same as you coz the sleep regression sounds horrid
     
  6. blinkybaby

    blinkybaby Well-Known Member

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    Praying it's just gonna be a short phase! I'm gonna leave him for a bit tonight and see if he starts crying or settles himself back to sleep. I know the easy option is to just go in a shove his dummy in but I think that's setting myself up for bad habits and I did always say that when the dummy becomes a sleep prop problem I would get rid of it! Hoping I don't have to put my money where my mouth is! Fingers crossed for tonight. xxx
     
  7. Fabby

    Fabby mummy to my amazing boy x

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    Does every baby go through this regression? X
     
  8. blinkybaby

    blinkybaby Well-Known Member

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    I have heard of babies that bypass it completely. To be honest I thought Louie was such an excellent sleeper that he would be one of them! :dohh:

    xx
     
  9. CaptainMummy

    CaptainMummy Well-Known Member

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    I hve to admit, the dummy is our sleep prop! She doesnt take it any other time though, which is good. Also, once she is almost in a deep sleep, she pops it out an then falls asleep.
    Paige STTN from 8weeks to 13weeks, and since then, has woke once a night for a bottle and goes straight back to sleep. Is this sleep regression?
     

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