Baby Sleep Regression | Causes And Symptoms

Here we will guide you about Baby Sleep Regression which will be very helpful for you to control your baby during sleep.

Hi I’m Jilly from Baby Sleep Made Simple. In this video I’m going to tell you all about the 4 month sleep regression. What it is, what causes it and how you can help your baby sleep right through it.

If your baby is around 4 months old you may have been warned about the infamous 4 months of sleep regression. And if you’ve read enough online you may be completely terrified of what’s to come.

The truth is that not all babies have outward signs of the 4 months sleep progression. Some babies sleep right through it and their parents don’t notice anything, while other babies sleep goes completely haywire.

The 4 month sleep regression: Causes, Symptoms & Solutions

If your 4 month old has recently started fighting bedtime with a vengeance, waking a lot more at night or taking short naps then chances are the 4-month regression is to blame. It’s a completely normal phase of development, so that’s a good thing for parents to know.

It’s completely normal but it’s exhausting. The good news is we can help your baby sleep well through the 4 month regression. So in this video I’m going to tell you just how. Signs of the 4-month regression include your baby fighting bed time all of a sudden, waking more at night taking short naps or fighting naps in general and just overall seeming more restless and fussy.

Now, this regression can happen anytime between 3 to 5 months and if your baby was born premature then you wanna go by your baby’s adjusted age. There are three main causes of this regression. The first is a growth spurt.

So many babies around this age go through a growth spurt, which makes babies hungrier in general. So this can make your baby wake more at night because he’s really hungry. The second cause of this regression is the 4 to 3 nap transition or when your baby wants to drop that 4th nap every day and settle into 3 naps a day.

What happens when we drop naps is that awake times can sometimes be too long. And when awake times are too long your baby gets overtired and overstimulated and it actually makes him harder to settle for sleep and it can really ruin his night sleep.

The third cause of this regression is a big development in your baby’s brain that often happens around this age. And part of this big development changes your baby’s sleeping patterns. It’s completely normal for baby’s sleeping patterns to change and for baby to be harder to settle for sleep at this age and to also sleep shorter stretches.

If your baby’s worsening sleep is due to a growth spurt then your baby should start sleeping better once you focus on increasing your baby’s nutrition. Specifically focus on feeding your baby more during the day or more often during the day.

This can often help your baby go longer at night between feeds. If the cause of your baby’s regression is dropping the 4th nap and settling into 3 naps a day, then make sure you follow awake times up 1.

5 to 2.5 hours all day long. These are awake times are most appropriate for 4 month olds. And it prevents your baby from becoming too overtired and restless because he’s awake too long during the day.

Now if instead your baby’s current sleep troubles are caused by the big brain development that happens at this age and, you know, evolving and maturing sleep patterns then the best thing that you can do is get your baby on a consistent and an age-appropriate sleep routine.

I have a guide that walks you through exactly how you can help your 4 month-old sleep better and you can access it by clicking the link right here on the screen. I don’t recommend formal sleep training during this regression like Ferber or cry it out.

Remember this is a period of increased fussiness and restlessness for your baby. He’s harder to settle for sleep, he doesn’t sleep as long, he really fights sleep a lot during this age. So I believe that throwing sleep training into this period of increased restlessness and fussiness is almost like throwing gasoline on a fire.

That being said, there is still plenty that you can do to help your 4 month-old sleep well during this regression. The first thing to do is make sure to stick to awake times of 1.5 to 2.5 hours all day long.

Also it’s completely fine for your baby to nap in the stroller, in the baby carrier, in the swing or even in the car if needed. Motion naps and naps on the go often help baby settle easier for sleep and take longer naps.

So as long as you supervise these naps they’re perfectly ok in my book. Wake your baby after a 2-hour nap and feed him. Feeding often during the day helps your baby go longer at night between feeds.

Also start a calming bedtime routine every evening. What you do at bedtime and the order in which you do it really does determine if your baby settles easily for sleep and sleeps long stretches at night.

Give your baby a consistent bedtime between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. every night. And if your baby is sleeping in a bassinet or a co-sleeper, the ‘DockATot’ or the ‘rock n play’, then you may want to consider transitioning your baby to a crib at this age.

Newborns love cozy and tight sleep spaces but as our babies get older and become more mobile and start to roll they really need bigger sleep spaces so they can roll around and get themselves comfortable.

So if your baby is showing signs of beginning to roll I highly recommend that you transition him to the crib. I hope this video gave you some hope that you can get your baby sleeping well during the 4-month regression.

Remember it’s a completely normal phase of development and everyone survives it. If you’d like more information on how you can help your baby sleep well check the description below I’ve added links to several of my guides that give you step-by-step instructions on how you can get your 4 month old sleeping well.

If you’ve got any specific comments feel free to ask me in the comments below and hit the subscribe button now so you’ll be notified when I add a new video. Take care! hi I’m Julie from baby sleep made simple in this video I’m going to tell you all about the four month sleep regression what it is what causes it and how you can help your baby sleep right through if your baby is around four months old you may have been warned about the infamous four months of sleep regression and if you’ve read enough online you may can be completely terrified of what’s to come the truth is that not all babies have outward signs of the four months a progression some babies sleep right through it and their parents don’t notice anything while other babies sleep goes completely haywire if your four month old has recently started fighting bedtime with a vengeance waking a lot more at night or taking short naps then chances are the four-month regression is to blame it’s a completely normal phase of development so that’s a good thing for parents to know it’s completely normal but it’s exhausting the good news is we can help your baby sleep well through the four month regression so in this video I’m going to tell you just have signs of the four-month regression include your may be fighting bed time all of a sudden waking more at night taking short naps or fighting naps in general and just overall seeming more restless and fussy now this regression can happen anytime between three to five months and if your baby was born premature then you want to go buy your babies adjusted age there are three main causes of this regression the first is a growth spurt so many babies around this age go through a growth spurt which makes babies hungrier in general so this can make your baby wake more tonight because he’s really hungry the second cause of this regression is the four to three nap transition or when your baby wants to drop that fourth nap every day and settle into three naps a day what happens when we drop naps is that a wake times can sometimes be too long and when a wait times are too long your baby gets overtired and overstimulated and it actually makes him harder to settle for sleep and it can really ruin his night sleep the third cause of this regression is a big development in your baby’s brain that often happens around this age and part of this big development changes your baby’s sleeping patterns it’s completely normal for babies of sleeping patterns to change and for baby to be harder to settle for sleep at this age and to also sleep shorter stretches if your baby’s worsening sleep is due to a growth spurt then your baby should start sleeping better once you focus on increasing your baby’s nutrition specifically focus on feeding your baby more during the day or more often during the day this can often help your baby go longer at night between feeds if the cause of your babies regression is dropping the fourth nap and settling into three naps a day then make sure you follow awake times up one and a half to two and a half hours all day long these are wait times are most appropriate for four month olds and it prevents your baby from becoming too overtired and restless because he’s gonna wait too long during the day now if instead your baby’s current sleep troubles are caused by the big brain development that happens at this age and you know evolving and maturing sleep patterns then the best thing that you can do is get your baby on a consistent and an age-appropriate sleep routine I have a guide that walks you through exactly how you can help your four month-old sleep better and you can access it by clicking the link right here on the screen I don’t recommend formal sleep training during this regression like Ferber or cry it out remember this is a period of increased fussiness and restlessness for your baby he’s harder to settle for sleep he doesn’t sleep as long he really fights sleep a lot during this age so I believe that throwing sleep training into this period of increased restlessness and fussiness is amiss like throwing gasoline on a fire that being said there is still plenty that you can do to help your four-month-old sleep well during this regression the first thing to do is make sure to stick to awake times of one-and-a-half to two and a half hours all day long also it’s completely fine for your baby to nap in the stroller and the baby carrier and the swing or even in the car if needed motion maps and naps on the go often help baby settle easier for sleep and take longer naps so as long as you supervise these naps they’re perfectly okay in my book wake your baby after a two-hour nap and feed him feeding often during the day helps your baby go longer at night between feeds also start a calming bedtime routine every evening what you do at bedtime and the order in which you do it really does determine if your baby settles easily for sleep and sleeps long stretches at night give your baby a consistent bedtime between 7:30 and 9:00 p.

m. every night and if your baby is sleeping in a bassinet or a co-sleeper docket ah or the rock and play then you may want to consider transitioning your baby to a crib at this age newborns love cozy and tight sleep spaces but as our babies get older and become more mobile and start to roll they really need bigger sleep spaces so they can roll around and get themselves comfortable so if your baby is showing signs of beginning to roll I highly recommend that you transition him to the crib I hope this video gave you some hope that you can get your baby sleeping well during the four-month regression remember it’s a completely normal phase of development and everyone survives it if you’d like more information on how you can help your baby sleep well check the description below I’ve added links to several of my guides that give you step-by-step instructions on how you can get your four month old sleeping well if you’ve got any specific comments feel free to ask me in the comments below and hit the subscribe button now so you’ll be notified when I add a new video take care.

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