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Causes and Tips on How to Concur 4 Month Sleep Regression.
When a toddler who has been sleeping well suddenly changes the sleeping habits, it is usually referred to as sleep regression. 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.
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. 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. The feeding schedule should be maintained to avoid sleep regression.
Change of diet can also cause the sleep regression. At that age, the toddler is not used to several type of foods. At that age, the toddler is on breast or formula milk. A 6 months old sleeping schedule will be interfered with when the formula or breast milk is changed. Make such changes in the morning or daytime to give room for observing any side effects of change in diet.
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. Sleep regression can also be caused by conditions resulting from change of weather such as a cold or flu. To avoid sleep regression in such cases, minimize the frequency of travelling with a toddler below the age of 6 months. Keep the toddler warm to avoid interfering with the napping schedule of the baby.
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. Understand that each baby may respond differently from the given ways of concurring sleep regression.