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. 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.
Toddlers at the age of 4 to 6 months starts taking note of the surroundings and people around them. 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.
To minimize the cases of experiencing the regressions, schedule the plays so that they do not interfere with the toddlers napping time. Evening bath and massage is also a great way of reducing the sleep regressing.
If the feeding schedule has been altered, sleep regression will also occur. The toddler might not sleep well if fed earlier than usual. Avoid frequent altering of the feeding timetable, but if the change is inevitable, the baby will adapt with time.
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. A 4 to 6 months old toddler feeds on formula or breast 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. They may completely refuse to nap during the day, and also not sleep well at night. Sleep regression can also be caused by conditions resulting from change of weather such as a cold or flu. If possible, try not to travel with the toddler especially in cold weather so as to minimize the occurrence of sleep regression. Keep the baby warm and carry with you the right clothing for the current weather.
Create a sleeping schedule to follow when the toddler is preparing to sleep. 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. Remember that toddlers are different, and what works for one baby might not work on your baby too.