Comprehending the Four Month Sleep Regression

 

How to survive the 4 month sleep regression

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4 Month Sleep Regression EXPLAINED What’s REALLY Happening

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The 4-Month Sleep Regression

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The 4 month sleep regression: Causes, Symptoms & Solutions

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4 month sleep regression tips & my experience!

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Managing the 4-month sleep regression Give your baby time to practice during the day. Your baby is working hard to master newfound skills and may be so eager Fully feed your baby during the day. Full feedings during the day and just before bed can help prevent your baby from Introduce ‘drowsy.

During the four-month sleep regression or soon afterward, you may find that you have an entirely different baby than you did just a few weeks ago. That is because your four-month-old is becoming a much more social being, and is beginning to understand the world around them in new ways. What’s Going on With Your Four-Month-Old.

The 4-month sleep regression is when a baby’s sleep patterns change. It is the first of many new sleep patterns babies experience as they mature. Not all babies experience it. Sleep coache. This is the beginning of sleepless nights and labeled “the 4 month sleep regression.” Add In Some New Developmental Changes: During months three and four our babies become aware of the big world around them.

Welcome to the (very common) Four Month Sleep Regression. A Typical Four Month Old Baby’s Sleep. On Becoming Babywise describes four month olds as beginning to extend their morning wake times and complete five feed-wake-sleep cycles throughout a typical day. This means that your four month old is likely taking three 1.5-2 hour naps with a. The 4-month sleep regression may be happening because: Your baby is trying to master rolling or flipping over.

In her eagerness to hit this milestone, your baby is waking up Your baby is becoming more aware of her surroundings. It can be tough to sleep soundly. The exhausting 4 month sleep regression is when your baby wakes very frequently at night and/or takes short naps. Regressions at other ages, including 8 months, 11 months, 18 months, and 2 years old, are temporary. The 4-month sleep regression is a permanent change to how your baby sleeps.

➡️ One of the major ways the 4 month old sleep regression shows itself is by babies waking up after only 45 minutes. Assume that baby is hungry and simply feed baby as soon as he wakes. If you keep this up for a day or two and notice your baby doesn’t want to feed at these times, then it’s likely a sleep issue, not a hunger one. The 4 month sleep regression is a result of a change in the way your baby sleeps. As a newborn, your baby falls almost immediately into deep sleep.

Now, your baby’s brain is maturing and his sleep is becoming more adult-like. It’s widely known that when you have a baby you will end up not sleeping at night. One of the main reasons for that is the four-month sleep regression. This is the time when your baby is waking up very often during the night or when he takes short naps.

Regression can.

List of related literature:

One prospective study did find that persistent sleep disruptions across the first 2 to 24 months of life were uncommon (6%) but were associated with maternal depression and parenting stress at 24 months (Wake et al., 2006).

“Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition” by Charles H. Zeanah
from Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition
by Charles H. Zeanah
Guilford Publications, 2018

The nine-month sleep regression is just for fun, and it’s a great way to carry you through to the 10-month sleep regression.

“Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mama to Another” by Emily Writes
from Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mama to Another
by Emily Writes
Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2017

It is conceivable that during the 6 days of the study, changes may have occurred in infant sleep-wake state that could be attributed to infant maturation or to environment (such as from variations in noise or light level).

“Advanced Design in Nursing Research” by Pamela J. Brink, Marilynn J. Wood
from Advanced Design in Nursing Research
by Pamela J. Brink, Marilynn J. Wood
SAGE Publications, 1998

There is some consensus that regressions occur in a roughly predictable pattern across the first 20 months of life, with at least half of all babies studied showing indications such as fussiness, decreased sleep, increased awakenings, wants to nurse/eat constantly, cannot be put down, etc.

“Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents” by Alexis Dubief
from Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents
by Alexis Dubief
Lomhara Press, 2017

Two important developmental “milestones” are normally achieved during the first 6 months of life; these are known as sleep consolidation and sleep regulation.

“Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book” by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, Ellen Roy Elias, Heidi M. Feldman, William L. Coleman
from Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book
by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Development of EEG and daytime sleep patterns in low risk premature infants during the first year of life: Longitudinal observations.

“Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition” by Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
from Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition
by Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2013

Douglas P, Hill PS, ‘Behavioural sleep interventions in the first six months of life do not improve outcomes for mothers or infants: a systematic review’, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 2013; 34: 497–507.

“The Discontented Little Baby Book” by Pamela Douglas
from The Discontented Little Baby Book
by Pamela Douglas
University of Queensland Press, 2014

The majority of healthy infants achieve prolonged nighttime sleep periods—interrupted only briefly for feedings—by 3 months of age, but 10% fail to achieve uninterrupted nighttime sleep during the first year of life [6].

“Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects” by Sudhansu Chokroverty
from Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Springer New York, 2017

A large 5­year follow­up study demonstrated that behavioral sleep interventions can reduce the short­ to medium­term burden of infant sleep problems and maternal depression without causing long­term harm (Price et al. 2012).

“Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” by Mina K. Dulcan
from Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
by Mina K. Dulcan
American Psychiatric Publishing, 2015

The 3-month-old spends only 40% of sleeping time in rEM sleep.34 By 3 years of age, the child’s amount of rEM sleep constitutes 20% to 25% of the total sleep time, the same percentage as an adult.35 This appears to be the result of functional maturation of the inhibitory systems active during rEM sleep.

“Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book” by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
from Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book
by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

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  • Please suggest how to manage..

    My LO is 17th week and I started seeing her becoming very very cranky for slp and even for food..
    We never swaddle her till now for slp but now it’s like, we have to swaddle else she will not slp.. and at that particular time she shouts too much..
    Appetite has gone down as well..

    Please help me how to over come this phase.. ����

  • I’m fairly certain my daughter is going through a mixture of a growth spurt and brain development currently. It’s been affecting her sleep for almost a week now, waking her up every 30 minutes compared to her sleeping for 12 hours through the night without waking for the last 2 months. We have been feeding her more and have had a consistent bed time routine for 2 months now, but nothing is helping her sleep / stop waking up. We recently tried swaddling her again and are testing that out because she tosses and turns and kicks/punches herself awake, but I am wondering what else we can do to help her not wake up or fight bedtime. Thank you!

  • I’m in the middle of the 4 month sleep regression and we’re working in shifts. Dad does middle of the night and sleeps into the day. Mom wakes up early and does the morning feed and gets to nap in the afternoon to catch up on sleep. Works for us! Trying the Merlin sleep suit and he’s still fighting sleep. He’s 5 months next Thursday so I’m not sure it’s worth it to get a new sack. We’re just trying to stick it out ugh

  • Firstly, I just want to say I love your videos! �� and to your questioni don’t know how I am surviving working full time and managing this regression. I type this as my little guy is up in the middle of the night. Our minds are pretty incredible all I can say is somehow, I am managing to do it. Just starting to pretty much feel like a zombie at work. It’s really hard but like someone also commented knowing that this means soon my little one will be sleeping through the night and I won’t get my midnight snuggle sessions, helps me to embrace the middle of the night wake ups. Even though it sounds crazy, I think I’m going to miss them when they’re completely gone. With that said I REALLY miss sleeping ����

  • I haven’t gone through the sleep regression yet, but it is gonna hit us in a couple months! I have been told that the best thing you can do to help baby through this is to help them learn to put themselves to sleep at bedtime. Having a solid bedtime routine and doing your best to get baby to a place to put himself to sleep independently (laying him down while he is still awake) could potentially result in fewer full blown night wakings. I am hoping it helps us when the time comes!

  • My almost 4 month old had been sleeping pretty well at night, waking once at 2am (ish) and once at 5/6a (ish) to quickly nurse, then he’d go back to sleep. Last week, his naps started to become more and more difficult and his nighttime sleep became more interrupted. Over the past couple of days, he’s been waking up even more often and wanting to nurse every 2-3 hours. Last night, I couldn’t even put him down after his first 2 hour stretch of sleep without him screaming. He’s normally a very happy, easy baby who rarely cries unless he needs something so this is definitely hard for the entire family. Should I continue to feed him throughout the night? I don’t want to create bad habits but I’m at a total loss for what to do. Sorry this is so long but I’m desperate and exhausted! Thanks.

  • I really liked your video!! Thank you for the encouragement. I just wish bed sharing wasn’t included (400% SIDS increase). Swaddling also stops at 8 weeks or the first signs of rolling. There’s some great groups on Facebook that can support you during rough sleep patches while still staying safely apart from your baby at night. I really liked your video, I just wish bed sharing didn’t seem like the only option for parents (it’s not, I promise).

  • My baby dropped his 3 o’clock nap but What about the rule that says don’t let your baby sleep between 4.306…… what time do I put my 4 month old to bed?

  • I’m wondering if you have any tips about how to get them to nap (in their crib), mine also always sleeps in my arms and while I love it, he’s getting too heavy to continue that and I need to transition soon. Did you use the cry it out method for napping or were you able to implement something more gentle and gradual?

  • Pretty sure my baby is going through this. What do you suggest for second shifters? My baby has been on a schedule of bedtime between 1 and 3am waking up at 7-10am since 7 weeks then after that its feed back down until around 11am-1pm feed again back down after about an 1-1.5 hours between each nap his feeding times are usually around 4pm,6pm,8:30 pm, and 11pm. Going to bed at 7:30pm-9pm is not doable for us we both work second shift. We had been doing the Ferber method and slowly transitioning out of a swaddle for a week when he started sleeping in 45minute to 1hr stretches for naps and 4-5 hours for night sleep not wanting to go back down in the mornings like he used to he fought sleep from 7:30am-10:15am this morning and was back up by 11:30 am slept till 12 ate and was back down until 1:20.

  • When my baby wakes up at 4am and won’t fall back asleep I usually put her in her swing with a video on the tv because then she will fall back asleep, but I feel like this is something I probably shouldn’t be doing? I don’t know if it’s something she will become dependent on the be able to sleep? Or if it’s just more about doing what I can to make sure I sleep and she sleeps?

  • My baby have turned 4 month today and she is so fussy whole day and she have so much sleep but cnt sleep she screams and cry so much it’s very hard to make her sleep, she doesn’t sleep buy he own or after feeding please help me please ��

  • My little girl is about the same age as Wilson! I agree, it is a PROGRESSION, not regression! She is learning how to put herself back to sleep at night, praise the Lord! But we are still struggling with short naps during the day. But for perspective, they will all grow into well-adjusted, sleeping young men and women before we know it! And we will miss snuggling our babies. So Im trying just to enjoy every waking moment with her….even at 3am:)

  • Lol of baby is fighting naps how do you stick to the 1.5 to 2.5 awake time?? It’s like they don’t have a switch off button that makes them going to sleep now that’s it’s time.

  • Thank you! Yes, I forgot to say she is just around 4 months now. That makes me feel better that it’s not easy to get her into a nap routine yet.

  • Do you know of any developmental or cognitive risk factors with consistently longer awake times that result in overtired baby on most days? Our four month old will fight naps and when extreme fussiness occurs we often must nurse or feed additional ounces in order to get her to finally nap. My sense is the feeding and nap routine is harmed by consistently creating an overtired infant, but is there any evidence of any long-term negative side effects from this overtiredness?

  • Hi Jilly. I’ve been “consuming” your channel but I’m still to find the answer to my problem:( my 3 months old is really good during night time usually just waking up once to feed before 7:30. In the morning she’s lovely and usually sleeps 2h on her first nap, but after that everything starts getting crazy. I constantly monitor her wake time and I take her for a nap max 1:30 after she had waken up. Everything gets a bit more difficult of her to fall asleep and her naps become of 40min. After 4:00 she refuses to take another nap and gets super fussy. I’ve been going out for walks with her between 5:00/6:00pm to see if she settles, but majority of the time she doesn’t… this makes the end of the day a nightmare and bed routine a struggle. Please help!!

  • I’m back to watch this a second time as yup, you’ve guessed it, sleep regression has hit us hard. Wanted to ask if there’s any correlation between difficult night sleeps and day naps. My son, who’s 4 months, has been sleeping terribly at night, but then, thankfully, he sleeps like a little angel during the day for about 2 hours each nap, 3 times a day. I can’t daily naps in myself as most of them are at awkward timings.
    Also, at bedtime he’s so difficult to console, he cries and straightens his body out and doesn’t want to take my breast. I keep on thinking it’s teething as when I rub his gums he calms down, but his guns are pale pink, not red or swollen. Advice would be much appreciated! Xxx

  • Thank God for your video’s they are such a blessing for us new moms. You are so caring and grateful but still keeping it real as it is, no sugar coating.

  • Oh my God Thank you So much for your video. When you said that is okay to let my baby to sleep on the go I am so relieved. My 4 months old baby have gone through this sleep regression for nearly a month and always help her to sleep if I put her in baby wrap..

  • Love love love this thank you! Our little girl is turning 2 months next week and i go back to my 9-5 job in January so we will be experiencing that regression while working not sure how we’ll manage to function haha

  • As I watch this, my son will be 4 months tomorrow. He never was a fan of swaddling, so I only would do one arm. But now he seems to not even want the one arm and will fight going to sleep if I don’t free both arms. I left both arms free tonight and I’m worried about how our night will go ��

  • I know you said you guys have gotten through the 4 mo regression, but I wanted to share with you a “group” on Facebook that I joined after having my little one. (He is 3 months and my first so I had no clue there was so much to learn about baby sleep)
    The group is called “Respectful Sleep Training/ Learning” and it has ALL the information I think anyone could possibly ever need. There are a ton of sleep guides for babies out there that you have to pay for (which is crazy) but this is obviously totally free. I have seen sleep training while room sharing with other kids on the group before so I thought you might find it helpful! ��

  • They don’t nap…I’ve tried all those things and still get a 20 min nap out him! Yes room is dark and white noise is on. DOESNT WORK!

  • Is it bad to let your baby nap in their pram/pushchair or should they be put down to nap in their bed?

    I have been pushing my near 4 month old to nap in the pram and he will not nap otherwise he is also screaming hysterically just before all naps and bed is there a reason for this?

  • my son just turned 4 months today but has been going through the regression since the past week or so. He used to sleep straight for at least 5 hrs at night before waking up for a feed then going back to sleep for another 3-5 hrs. But now he’s waking up like 3 times at night to feed. He does go back to sleep right back but its still exhausting to be up 3 times a night. Plus he’s sleeping at around 2 am so its been tiring. He used to nap for 2-3 hrs straight as a newborn but now naps for 1 hr hardly and in my lap. If I put him down he wakes up. Definitely more fussy and clingy as well. The naps mainly are an issue for me since I find it hard to get things done during the day with him being up and demanding my attention that often

  • I feel quite equipped when I watch your videos, even though I’m 20 and don’t have kids yet but I know once I have them I’ll be fine because of your great videos❤️

  • My own sleep regression makes me cry. And when my future children experience it, I’m going to be crying more right along with them ����������

  • My 5 month old baby is waking very frequently during the night and only has short naps of about 45 minutes during the day.
    I can put him down drowsy but awake and leave the room while he settles himself.
    Is there anything else I can do? Or will I just have to wait for him to do it on his own.
    Thanks. X

  • He doesn’t fully wake EVER, instead he rolls to his side and reaches for my boob every hour of the night. Yikes…and it’s summer here. So no sleep sack here

  • I work a full-time 9-5 type job. I went back to work at 3 months. My daughter went through a 4and 6-month regression. All I can say is that I suffered at work during those times. Find a caffeine source that works for you. I will say I wish I had gone to bed at the same time I put my baby down around 7:30. She had a tendency to sleep for a few hours before the hourly wake-ups started. I should have tried to sleep during the first stretch! As she eased out of the regressions and started sleeping longer stretches, I actually woke her up (like just got her up to feed and do a super quick diaper check, no lights and commotion) at 11. That feed and a dry diaper would get me about five hours of sleep before she would wake again. (I breastfed as well.)

  • Oh and we’ve tried all these tricks which have been a small help. Thank you in advance, we are in desperate need of help, don’t know what to do

  • My baby always slept well almost since two months old he was sleeping through the night, but like clock, right when he turned four months he keeps waking through the night, it’s so exhausting, I don’t know what to do. I thought I was over the sleepless nights:(((((

  • I have a 4month old with acid reflux, what do you recommend on transitioning to a crib? He currently sleeps in a bassinet propped in a 40 degree angle

  • Thanks Becca for these awesome videos! We are doing your newborn course and it’s working great so far. I was just wondering what your thoughts are on the best time to transition out of the bassinet and into the crib?

  • Currently have a newborn who was born 9lbs and man has he progressed quicker than a normal newborn! I’m talking like the second he was placed on me after coming out, he lifted his head and stared at me and then when he was being cleaned, he flipped himself over. I only swaddled him for about a couple weeks before he got too big and really took to sleeping on his side. He turns a month this Sunday but he’s already getting too big for his bassinet and I’m hesitant to put him in the crib �� but I’m gonna try to keep him in it until this sleep regression thing kicks in. Your videos are super helpful and I’m following right along!

  • my baby has always been a catnapper unless I wear her in my Boba wrap. she usually nurses to sleep (usually stays on and comfort nurses fir 30-45 mint) then when I burp or try to put her down her she wakes up! I’m so frustrated bc all naps are like this and it takes like 2 -3 hrs to get her to sleep at night!! I have a bedtime routine in place. she is just about 4 months and it’s gotten even worse takes forever to get her asleep and then wakes frequently! I have trying to put her down when she’s awake but drowsy but she ALWAYS crys. suggestions??

  • Perfect I started doing all this when she turned 2 months except the pacifier because she hated it since the beginning. We are only 2 weeks into the transition and she’s already sleeping 8 hours straight at night. She actually sleeps on her crib next to me at night. She started sleeping better when we transitioned her to the crib and to the zipadee-zip.

  • Will you be talking about how you do sleep training? 4mo sleep regression hit our house hard last week! We’re still working on it, but we have him in a zipadee zip and it’s helping! I’m planning to move him to his nursery and start sleep training in a few weeks when he turns 5mo.. until then, COFFEE!!

  • My baby just turned 4 months(she was born at 36 weeks, I don’t know if that effects anything), she refuses to sleep anywhere but with/on me for naps and nighttime. How do you get your baby to sleep on their own?? I just don’t understand how others do it. If I put her down for sleep she fully wakes up and wont sleep unless I hold her. I never planned on cosleeping but it’s the only way I could ever sleep…

  • I love your video. My little one is going through sleep regression right now. She just wakes up in the middle of the night kicking her legs up in the air and turning her body around! It’s been an adjustment hoping to get through it soon. ��

  • Thanks for the tips and words of encouragement!!! Luckily my 2nd baby is doing so much better with sleep than my 1st. My toddler is so much more work than the baby and I’m still so tired!!! You rock!!!

  • Thank you for the video! Any tips for 4 month sleep regression for a belly sleeper? My little guy wakes up every 1.5-2.5 hrs and rolls onto his back and is unable to fall back asleep until I nurse him (2-5mins) and place him on his belly.. we ve tried teaching him to sleep on his back and after an hr or so of crying he falls asleep only to wake up 15-30 mins later crying. Thanks in advance

  • What to do when your baby only will fall asleep when nursing? We have the same routine all day but it just recently stopped working. She only sleeps when nursing and we are over feeding her I think

  • My baby boy is a month younger than Wilson, so I love following along on your journey!

    I shared your channel with my mother’s group, because I think we can all relate so well to your videos. You don’t sugar coat motherhood but your delivery is so supportive and nurturingl

  • My baby is a week shy of 4 months.
    He takes around 4 naps, 40 mins each. He used to takr his last feed of the night, and then his next feed is around 6-7 hrs later, during which he is asleep.
    Lately he has started fussing a lot during the night, he seems very restless and wakes up an hour or two earlier for a feed. How do i help him out?
    I try to settle a routine but everyday is totally different than the previous. What do i do?

  • My baby doesn’t sleep at all during the day… she’s awake from 6am to between 8 and 10pm. Tried everything. She may catnap but will wake up at the smallest movement or noise… what do I do??

  • I’ve been researching tips for helping your baby to sleep and found an awesome website at Calmer Fixer Blueprint (google it if you’re interested)

  • Thank you Jess! Another much need video at a perfect time. My son will be 4 months in a few days and I already feel that his sleep has been changing and I’m really lacking sleep. You’ve reassured me!
    Also looking forward to sleep training tips. I know that there’s no one solution for all babies, but I’m interested in gathering up all the different ways to then choose which to do. Wilson is soooo cute:)

  • So thankful for your baby course! Baby is now sleeping 11-12 hrs a night and he self soothes! I’m so glad we stuck it out and didn’t give up! He definitely was ready bc like you mentioned, the rocking and bouncing didn’t work anymore. So now that we went through training and he is sleeping better, will we still see the regression happen?? I hope not now that he knows how to self soothe and sleeps all night! ��

  • Working mom here with 4yr and 2 yrs old now. We survived.. your family will be too. Kinda don’t remember much now how we did. Only thing I remember now is my husband and I alternate to wake up. Believe me or not. it make our relationship stronger. Bc we are a team.

  • Thank you for your videos. My almost 4 month old is going through this and she is also now rolling in her crib when wanting to sleep. However, she will either get stuck and begin crying. When this happens what should i do? I follow a wake, eat, play and sleep routine, but she hasn’t been eating full feedings when awaking given that she isn’t taking great naps. They’re averaging 35-50 mins. In order to make sure she is getting plenty of food in, I at times give her some food prior to putting down for nap. Is this ok to do? I’ve read to not feed to sleep so that they don’t make that eat and sleep association. We aim to start our day for 1st wake up at 6am as we were rolling a great schedule but now she’s waking up around 4:30-5am. Do we begin the day at that point or try to stretch it out until 6am. Diaper change, soothing and pacifier at times won’t work, so she can feed bc she’s probably hungry. I know there’s a lot of questions here. I greatly appreciate you videos and guidance!!!!

  • Hi. What to do when I try to put baby drowsy but awake but she starts screaming as soon as I do it.. or will just lay there 30 minutes mumbling to herself before starting to cry properly…?

  • Hi. What to do when I try to put baby drowsy but awake but she starts screaming as soon as I do it.. or will just lay there 30 minutes mumbling to herself before starting to cry properly…?

  • My baby girl just turned 4 mos and only her day time sleep (naps) have regressed. I was going to try sleep training her now but I think I should wait until 5 mos. Please do a sleep training video! Love your videos so much!

  • Bless you, sweet mama! my babe just hit 4 months and I’ve been anticipating this milestone. You’re doing a wonderful job! I think my baby girl is teething though and not going through the sleep progression yet. It’s so like having a newborn again! She won’t go to sleep on her own right now unless she’s just over stimulated or in the car! Thank you for sharing your thoughts <3

  • My baby is 5 months in less than a week, we have been going through this regression for 7 weeks she sleeps only 45-60 minutes at a time and struggles to nap throughout the day, I can’t take it anymore!! Please end soon ��

  • I keep reading your baby can only stay up for 1.5-2 hours, yet my baby shows no signs of getting tired after 3 hours and I have to force her to sleep!!

  • Thank you! With an 11 week old, the timing of this video is perfect and the push I need to start transitioning him out of his swaddle (he’s already been breaking free in the middle of the night so it’s time!).

  • Hi, my baby is 4 months now and going through the sleep transition time. He only sleep whenever I put him on his swing or on my shoulder. It’s been a week now, and he even don’t like pacifier whenever I tried to soothe him. He spit it out.

  • My daughter is 3 months now and I’ve been hearing about this regression. Thanks for this video, really helps me and my wife prepare.

  • I know this video was posted awhile ago, but I wanted to comment just in case I might get a response anyway! My baby goes to sleep with a pacifier and although I follow your tips, she just started to wake up constantly looking for it. What would you recommend?

  • My baby is 3 months and 11 days..can regression happen in this phase? He hardly sleeps at night. I started a bed time routine for him but he hardly sleeps for 45 mins. What to do? We are clueless…please reply

  • My daughter gets fussy the later she stays awake so we started her bedtime routine at 530 and she used to fall asleep by 615ish. Is that too early to put her to bed? She also doesn’t go down for naps easily during the day. She will sleep in her swing but sometimes for only a half hour at a time and then it’s very difficult to get her down again.

  • What is your advice for a 3 month old baby who sleeps in well at night, but won’t nap unless I’m holding her? I’ve even taken your advice about having a nap routine (similar to the bedtime one that works), white noise, darkened room and awake times are followed. She will not nap in her crib no matter what!

  • I am a working mama! I went back to work when Ewan was 9 weeks. My MIL would come over and do night shifts! My husband and I also would tag team if I couldn’t do it anymore. I didn’t breastfeed due to severe postpartum depression, so it was easy for feedings (the baby Brezza is the best thing ever!). Ewan woke up twice a night when I went back to work and started sleeping through the night at 3 months. It was a huge blessing!

  • my baby naps once or twice a day and sleeps only 8 hours at night with one feeding in between…i always try to put her to sleep at 9pm but she never falls asleep until 11 or 12 pm….i am frustrated as helll an tired! nothing works….she is healthy we just had our doc.appt….. 10 hours overall in a day is way to little for a 3 month old:/

  • Can sleep regression happen at 3 months?? My baby just turned 3 months and 3 nights ago she started waking up tossing and turning endlessly.. very loudly too..

  • Hello, we’ve just started going through sleep regression, but my baby has reflux so if I place him in his cot slightly awake he will be sick all over himself even if he’s sat upright half an hour after his feeds. He’s currently on medication for his reflux and his cot is at an angle. Any tips please?

    Also he doesn’t have a dummy, doesn’t like being cuddled to sleep and now hates being rocked or in his swing for naps, any tips?

    Thank you xx

  • What should I do when he is used to feed to sleep. For naps he only ever sleeps on me or in moving pram, sleeps go out of the window when I put him down or come home. It is more naps that I have issues with.

  • Hi. Any tips with getting baby to sleep on her crib instead of being held? She instantly cries once she is placed drowsy in her crib. Nighttime sleep is all good, its only during daytime. She didnt use to be like this. Only started around 3.5months

  • Jessica im becoming a dad this year and i wanted to genuinely tell you how appreciative of your content I am, it’s made in a very easy, well explained and humorous way that it makes it easy for anyone to learn. Keep cracking those jokes, your personality radiates through the screen, god bless you and the children!

  • Hi Jilly, from what I can tell we are currently experiencing the dreaded 4 month sleep regression. I have taken the steps for my little one to sleep; environment, putting down drowsy etc. But my problem is he wakes gassy at 4am everyday. It’s been this way since he has been a few weeks old. I give him probiotic drops but it seems the 4am-6am episodes are limited my success of sleep training efforts. Thanks!

  • My 3.5 month old was actually self-settling at nighttime (sleeping through the night) and naps (4-5 45-minute naps per day), but has now started to wake up 1-2 times at night and napping for only 30 minutes or so. I assumed he did not have a nursing sleep association, in fact, our bedtime routine consists of feed, bath then bed and he would fall asleep on his own in less than 10 minutes most nights. However, I have been nursing him since his night wakings have re-appeared and when he wakes up crying from his naps (when before he was waking up content and smiling) and he’ll fall asleep after nursing…Should I wake him up when this happens? Could this be a growth spurt? I’m afraid of building a nursing sleep association which didn’t exist before. Thank you for your help!

  • Being a working mom during sleep regression is horribleeeeee and I only got through it by the grace of God. But thank you so much for making these videos. You are so real and down to earth and genuine. Helps to know we are not alone during these rough but rewarding stages of being a mom

  • I think my baby’s full on sleep regression… 4 and a half months. Although I rock her to sleep, I was able to put her in her crib and she would stay sleeping, now she instantly awakens. I was even able to use side settling and it worked twice. Now I don’t know what to do anymore as I’m tired all the time and need to cater for my 4yo as well.
    Wich sleep program do you recommend?

  • Thanks for the advice. I tried this method today but I think I did it all wrong. I nursed my LO and every time I put him down he protested. Eventually I had to hold him until he fell asleep to then put him in his crib. This was for all three naps. How long do does it take to get the use to being put down and able to sleep without crying. The poor little chap was not happy with me ����

  • I love this advice, I have been watching these videos all day and they are so military in their approach. I have a 2yo that STILL wakes for me during the night, pregnant with number 2 and terribly affraid of making the same mistakes. I love my daughter, hearing her cry is torture for me so thank you for being so aware of this and rather than promoting crying as the only option!