Causes and Tips on How to Concur 4 Month Sleep Regression.
Sleep regression is the refusal for a baby who has been sleeping well, suddenly changes and refuses to nap or starts to sleeps for shorter intervals. Sleep regression will see the toddler take longer times to fall asleep, and when he or she does, the nap does not last long, thus interfering with the 6 month old baby schedule. The regression may occur at the age of 4 months, 9 months or even the age of 18 months. Let discuss some of the reasons why sleep regression occurs at 4 months, otherwise known as 4 month old sleep regression and ways of trying to alleviate the regression.
At 4 to 6 month old, the toddler has started to notice things and people around her. Toddlers at 4 to 6 months spends time playing with adults and noticing the surrounding, there, the napping schedule gets interrupted. The plays and exploration moments pushes the sleeping schedule ahead.
If it is watching cartoons or sitting with adults to play, the same can be scheduled in a manner that it will not interfere with toddlers napping time. Try having baths at the evening before sleep time, since the toddler has been active during the day and might be tired.
Change of feeding schedule can also lead to 4 month regression. Earlier than usual feeding may make the toddler wake up severally due to hunger. Try to maintain the feeding timetable, but if the change was unavoidable, in this case, the regression habits will last longer until the baby get used to the new feeding schedule.
Change of diet can also cause the sleep regression. Remember that the baby is still a toddler, and not used to consuming several types of foods. At that age, the toddler is on breast or formula milk. A Change or introduction of formula milk might affect some toddlers, interfering with their digestion as well as sleep pattern. Make such changes in the morning or daytime to give room for observing any side effects of change in diet.
When a baby get affected by change of weather from travelling, sleeping habit will also be affected. A toddler who is 6 months old experiences changes in sleeping schedule with the change of weather and surroundings. Some even suffer from cold or flu which affects their sleeping ways. Avoid travelling with toddlers of this age, unless where need be. Keep the baby warm and carry with you the right clothing for the current weather.
Form a sleeping routine that will be followed during bedtimes. The sleeping schedule can comprise of an early meal, bath and a story reading moment to make the toddler fall asleep.
To conclude, take note of the several methods of concurring the 4 month sleep regression. Understand that each baby may respond differently from the given ways of concurring sleep regression.