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Community Questions - 4 Month Sleep Regression!

"My baby has started to wake many times in the night and I think it's the 4 month sleep regression I've heard about. Do you have any tips? Apparently it's very common but it's tough!"

We've all been there and it's definitely tough! All of our little ones went through it we promise you it does pass!

The 4 month sleep regression happens as your baby moves towards a more adult-like sleep pattern from their newborn phase of sleep. It's actually a huge developmental milestone that your little one is going through, not that it makes it any easier when you're in the thick of the sleep deprivation.

Here are some tips that have helped us throughout this transition, you've got this mama!

- Try to make sure you are feeding your little one consistently throughout the day so that you know they are fully fed when they go to bed.

- Try to put your little one down to bed whilst they are awake rather than waiting for them to fall asleep on you and then putting them down - this was a game changer for us and although it may seem like this will never work for you, from our experience and speaking to other mums, this has made a big difference in their night time sleep.

- Keep daytime naps consistent and not too long so that your baby hasn't had too much sleep during the day but at the same time isn't going to bed overtired, at 4 months we tried to stick to a wake window of 1.5-2 hours with our babies.

Please know that this is a phase and it will pass, even if it doesn't feel like it at the time. We're right there with you, you've got this!

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