4 Month Old Sleep Regression


Hi everyone! Back talking about one of my favorite topics, baby sleep! We love our babies, but we love them even more when they are sound asleep — ha ha, just kidding. OK, so Mumita has written in wondering about her 4 month old baby who was in a nice sleep routing, but has now started waking more frequently at night. Mumita is tired and she’s asking herself, “what is going on?”  I give some thoughts on the issue of 4 month old sleep regression in today’s video.

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4 Month Old Trouble Sleeping

Mumita, I’ve been there. You finally feel like your baby is sleeping better at night and then boom, they start waking up frequently again and again and it’s just so exhausting and so frustrating! What’s happening? Well, first of all, you can have growth spurts. You might also be dealing with some digestive issues, like gas. Also, at this stage experts talk about changes in babies sleep cycles, advising that we teach babies to put themselves back to sleep on their own because babies will wake up during the night as they mature and start to go between sleep cycles (similar to how adults do this). So, they need to effectively begin to learn how to put themselves back to sleep. Definitely check with your doctor regarding those.

In this video, I give some general thoughts regarding what has worked for me at this stage. To start, I would focus on very regular full feedings and regular naps. I would try to give my baby that third cat-nap at around 5pm or 6pm. For more advice, watch the video! Also, please weigh in with what worked for you.

Mumita, thanks for writing in and thanks for watching Cloudmom! I am so grateful and hope you have a good night tonight and a great day! xo Melissa

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  • Darcie

    So my daughter is going through a sleep regression. She is 5 months old. We start the day around anywhere from 8 – 10 am depending on how our nights sleep was. At around 11 or 12 we do our first feeding then a nap for about an hour maybe 2. Then in two hours another feeding and 30mins to an hour depending on her waking. We continue that until about 7. Then if it’s bath day have a bath. Nurse and rock in the rocking chair to sleep at 8 and is usually asleep by 10, and then she sleeps until about 2am usually. If it’s a bad night she wakes up at 11:30 or 12 then put the vibrate on in her bassinet rock it, and she goes back to sleep, but then wakes up again at 1, Repeat the process, and this continues until about 2 am or 3 am, then I get tired of it and put her in our bed to feed her so that i can actually sleep and she falls asleep too usually. After she nurses to sleep in our bed she will sleep until about 5am or 6am (sometimes 7). The down fall at that point is sharing a queen bed with my husband and her, getting kicked, but I don’t have enough room to get comfy and fall alseep. So she wakes up around 6am we do another in bed feeding fall asleep until 8:30am or 9am. Based on how the night goes I either let her stay awake and be happy while I roll back over and sleep or not. Please help! Share some ideas? Thank you Darcie