When my son was around 3 and 1/2 months old, that’s when I saw it. Terribly short naps, wouldn’t eat a full feed, and suddenly waking multiple times throughout the night. 😴 As a new Mom, I was lost. What was happening? What had I done differently to cause this? Was his schedule off? What was I doing wrong?
If your baby is between 3-4 months and still not sleeping longer than 2-3 hours at night, refusing feeds, or just regressing with their sleep overall, your baby could be experiencing the 4 month sleep regression 😴
If your baby is experiencing any of these sleep regression signs?
• Baby is 3.5-4 months
• Frequent night wakings
• Short Naps
• Distracted feedings
Sharing a few steps to take, to get better sleep!
• Frequent night wakings — Try to give babies 5-10 minutes to re-settle themselves. It’s ok for baby to fuss for short periods of time because they are learning new, healthier habits.
• Short Naps — These naps may last 20-30 minutes. I know, you definitely want a longer nap. Trust me, totally get it! At this age, baby will tAKe 3-4 naps a day with The first morning nap USUALLY being the longest. ALWAYS Use the larger WAKE window after a longer nap, or before bedtime.
• Distracted feedings — Your babies brain is developing more and they are more aware of the world around them. To keep distractions low, try feeding baby in a quiet setting, without stimulation. To minimize snacking or short feeds, feed baby following their nap.
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