Causes and Tips on How to Concur 4 Month Sleep Regression.
Sleep regression happens when a toddler who has been sleeping well suddenly changes the sleeping pattern. During the regression, the baby may resist to sleep, wakes up many times and after a short while, or take a longer time to fall asleep. 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 the age of 4 to 6 months, the baby has started noticing the things around him or her. The baby may get fascinated and in the mood for plays and laughs during the day, taking most of his nap time. The toddler sleeps late hours, since the sleeping schedule was interfered with.
The a caregiver should engage the toddler with plays at the convenient time that will not affect the sleeping schedule. Have a bath and massage before sleeping so that the toddler can relax and sleep well.
Change of feeding schedule can also lead to 4 month regression. The toddler might not sleep well if fed earlier than usual. 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.
If the diet has been changed, sleep regression can also occur. Remember that the baby is still a toddler, and not used to consuming several types of foods. Actually, most toddlers at age 4 to 6 months are on exclusive breastfeeding or formula milk. A Change or introduction of formula milk might affect some toddlers, interfering with their digestion as well as sleep pattern. To curb the problem, change the diet on daytime or early morning, to be able to monitor the toddler.
Change of weather can also cause sleep regression especially to toddlers who are not used to travelling. The weather change makes the toddler not to sleep well at night, and hardly naps during the day. 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.
Come up with a routine to be followed during sleep time. The routine can comprise of an early meal, followed by a bath time and story reading before the baby sleep.
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.