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    Default surviving the 4m sleep regression?

    ds is approaching 4m and I think the dreaded sleep regression is hitting. day naps are torture (he'll do about 2 usually, 3 if I'm really lucky), it's battle each time. he's in a sleep sack now and fights it every time as he knows what's coming.

    have tried boobing to sleep, which works, but he wakes up on the dreaded transfer to bassinet/cot. and then he's even crankier and more tired.

    this gets progressively worse as the day goes on. took us forever to get him to sleep these last couple of days at his 6pm sleep (his bedtime).

    so how does one survive this? I've been in tears most of this afternoon and sent dh a few angry, resentful text messages. not productive I know but I'm feeling fed up.

    I'm after practical tips on how to get through this.
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    What is he like at night?

    Tbh, I just went with it during the day and didn't care as long as they slept well at night, which my first 2 did but my youngest was a dream until 4 months the was waking hourly but I just rode it out until it passed after 6 weeks.

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    For my third, I learnt how to feed lying down. was the best thing ever.

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    I baby wore during the day so I could still get things done, and co-slept of a night.

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    I babywear.

    If you would prefer to still have bubs sleep in cot/bassinet I have no idea as both my kids do not like sleeping there.

    Does he have a dummy? Comforter? May be time to introduce a comforter?

    Otherwise, will he sleep in the pram? You could go for a walk at sleep time.

    I know it sucks. I do the same and text DH which helps noone.

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    Well maybe you don't want my advice as my third is 7 months and is still in his 'sleep regression', but I either fees to sleep lying down or babywear or he sleeps in the car seat. It works for us as I have two bigger kids to run after so I just take what I can get with him.

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    Some or none of these may help:
    * Feed in bed lying down and then co-sleep or lie there reading a book / playing on phone for day naps
    * Place a heat bag in the cot so it's warm when you transfer (remove heat bag before putting baby in of course)
    * Have baby sleep in your arms while you watch every TV series that was ever made
    * Try getting bub to nap in pram/swing/car
    * Baby wear

    Take each day as it comes and remember that coffee is your friend and venting on bub hub will win sympathy from all of us who have been there.

    Bub will grow out of this stage at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I baby wore during the day so I could still get things done, and co-slept of a night.
    he fights the chekoh wrap. we only have a queen bed so not sure co sleeping is an option. unsure it would help much anyway.

    so far, nights have been largely ok. a few nights lately he's been waking every 2 hours from about 2am but I can deal with this.

    it's the days

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    Following. DD is 3.5 months and it's definitely hit. I've never heard such a blood curdling scream before... And it goes for hours and hours!

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    Yep, baby wearing for the win 😂 my 5th munchkin is 1 month away from this dreaded time but plan on doing the same with him as my others.


 

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