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    Default 4 month sleep regression??

    I think dd2 20 weeks is going through a wonder week/ sleep regression? I know they can last a few weeks, just wondering if anyone has any tips for getting through them and getting bub back to sleeping like before? DD 2 takes a dummy during her day naps but not at night and since waking this last few days I am finding she is looking for one? I don't mind giving it to her I just wonder will she go back to they way she was before? Sleeping 10/12 hours a night? Let me know ur thoughts and experiences .
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    My friend was discussing the idea of a 4 month sleep regression with me the other day and she reckons it's actually just bubs getting to an age where they're hungry and needing more milk or maybe even solids. Come to think of it I have a few friends whose milk supply dropped off at around this stage...maybe once post-pregnancy hormones start to balance out?

    My bub didn't have any change in sleep patterns at 4 months (and she was bottle fed), but my friend's bub did, and she found introducing a bottle before bed, then introducing solids helped. Would that be an option for you?

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    my advice is to ride through it. Yes bub will come back to his usual pattern.

    All the bubs in my mothers group went through a regression around that age (all breastfed). For some it was for a week, for most it was 3-4 weeks.

    I would not introduce a bottle or solids solely based on modified sleep patterns tbh. If your baby is otherwise happy/content and growing find there's no need for supplement feeding.

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    You won't like hearing this... My DS from 3months was sleeping 7-7 most nights, we hit the 4 month sleep regression and his sleep was never the same until he was around 27 months. I tried so many things and the thing that made each and every sleep regression manageable (there's a few if them) was riding it out and not trying to control it.

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    Just been through this with my dd. It lasted about 3-4 weeks. She is exclusively breastfed and we introduced some solids which made absolutely no difference. In fact the days she had some she woke up more because she had less milk during the days. She is now back to bed at 8pm waking at 12pm and 5am for a feed and back down until 8:30am which I am happy with. She was waking up every 2-3 which drove me batty! Just gotta ride it out unfortunately.

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    Thanks everyone! I didn't go through it with DD1 at 4 months but boy did we go through it at 9 months!! Lasted 5 weeks but her sleep did go back to normal, just have to ride this out I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    You won't like hearing this... My DS from 3months was sleeping 7-7 most nights, we hit the 4 month sleep regression and his sleep was never the same until he was around 27 months. I tried so many things and the thing that made each and every sleep regression manageable (there's a few if them) was riding it out and not trying to control it.
    My dd was the same 10-12hrs a night from 4 weeks old then bam 4 month sleep regression argh! She was then up from anywhere from 2-9 times a night. For the last few weeks it has come down to 1-3 times a night she is 13 months old.
    Ds never went through it but he is a very heavy sleeper and dd sleeps very lightly.


 

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