Did sleep regression start really early for anyone?

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  1. Khloeee

    Khloeee Well-Known Member

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    LO is 14 weeks and used to sleep 8-9 hours in one stretch at night. Since 2 weeks ago his night time sleeping has taken a turn for the worst and he started waking every hour or so after the first night feed. The past 3 days it's become even worse, bed at 8pm, up at 9.30, 10.30, 2, and then every hour after that. Can this be sleep regression at 3 months rather than 4?

    I always offer him the boob when he wakes in case
    he is hungry, but he usually falls asleep again within minutes so I don't think it's a growth spurt. He used to only wake at night when he was hungry, but now he wakes just to lie there with his eyes open and then after 5 or 10 mins he cries as he's never been able to settle himself to sleep. I'm worried that I'm making a bad habit worse with feeding him to sleep every time he wakes even when I know he's not hungry, but that's the only way he knows how to sleep at night so I'm at a loss with what else to do. I tried cosleeping last night but he hasn't been a fan since he was a newborn, makes him more restless and he just wants to use me as a human dummy all night.

    He is also awful at sleeping during the day, but that's nothing new.
     
  2. Peardrop

    Peardrop Well-Known Member

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    I can completely relate to your problems. Ollie has been EXACTLY the same. His sleep deteriorated at 15 weeks. I thought it was the 4 month sleep regression happening early and I read that 19 weeks is the time for but that you add/subtract depending on whether your baby was early or late. Ollie was a week early so I thought it could be.

    To be honest (sorry) his sleep never improved and we have battled it ever since and, again, to be honest I think the problem has been the lack of self settling. It has come to a head recently with some horrendous nights so I have been doing some sleep training with him over the last week which is starting to work.

    I'm sorry if it's not what you want to hear but it sounds too similar to us.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Khloeee

    Khloeee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i really think the inability to self settle has a lot to do with it, and he's becoming even harder to settle now. OH keeps telling me not to worry about bad habits too much now, and if he's not improving on self settling by 6 months we can try sleep training if we feel we need to.
     

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