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#1 CookiesandCream

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:13 PM

I was just reading a thread about the 4 month sleep regression on EB and it has me terrified! S has been a great sleeper since the 8 week mark and I'm wondering if I should start mentally preparing for numerous night wakings again. Thought I would ask the lovely Ido ladies for your experiences.

Did your bub's experience a sleep regression at 4 months (or another age)?

How long did it last for?

Was bub's breastfeed / formula / started solids?


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE(CookiesandCream @ Jul 7 2011, 09:13 PM) View Post

I was just reading a thread about the 4 month sleep regression on EB and it has me terrified! S has been a great sleeper since the 8 week mark and I'm wondering if I should start mentally preparing for numerous night wakings again. Thought I would ask the lovely Ido ladies for your experiences.

Did your bub's experience a sleep regression at 4 months (or another age)?

How long did it last for?

Was bub's breastfeed / formula / started solids?


With Amylia she slept through the night at an early age without any real sleep regression.
Liam took ages to sleep through the night - wasnt until he went on formula at 4months that he settled down as he then started to gain weight properly (he was tongue tied)

However we are currently going through sleep regression with Daniel however he has a pretty good reason - hes been tongue tied and at his weight check today he has lost 500gm in a month so we are back next week in the hope that since his tongue tied has been sniped that he will put abit on else its comp feeding and more investigation into ruling out anything else as the cause.

With the older two they had slight changes in their sleep patterns as they got older but so long as i attempted to keep their sleep routine they slotted back into to no worries for example recently Liam has been refusing day sleeps - i have perservered with sending him for one after 15mins of no go he could stay awake til bed time. This went on for a few days and now hes back to his old day sleep pattern. So i think if you attempt to keep routine it helps.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:34 PM

Yep.

From 5 weeks Harper slept 7:30pm til 5am.

Then at 4 months he started waking 2-3 times between 7:30pm and 6am.

Just last week (so 6 and a half months) he's dropped back to once a night, except last night, which was 3 times (and was awake for 1-1.5hours each time) All this while I'm working full time has been a struggle sad.gif Hoping last night was a once off though, will let you know tomorrow.

As for feeding

Combo fed from birth to 3 months, then fully formula fed.

Solids started at 6 months (once per day) and has graduated to twice daily this week.

I don't believe solids has any baring on night sleeping whatsoever (unless of course something they are eating is causing them pain) but in the "feed them solids, they'll sleep through the night then) bit is bollocks laugh.gif

Ashton and Jordan weren't like it at all. Don't stress, your bub may not go through it either smile.gif
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:45 AM

Harriet did wink.gif She started sleeping through at 6 weeks and was going between 11 and 13 hours overnight.

Around 4 months she stopped but I don't know if it was 4 month sleep regression or the fact she was going through a breast refusal stage and was getting hungry overnight. At first it was once a night, then it became 2 sometimes 3 times a night.

She's now 15 months and still wakes up once most nights, twice a night a few times a week and about once a month she sleeps through. Soilds made no difference to her sleeping habits and neither does the amount of breast feeds she has a day.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:54 AM

Yep!

Until I sleep trained at around 8 or 9 months.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

Yep happened with J - coincided with teething! From 4 months on he was waking several times throughout the night, until we also did sleep training at 9 months - he now (generally) sleeps through for 12 hours. (Heaven!)


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

It happened here too.

My DS started sleeping 12 hours at about 3.5 months but around 4 months, he started waking all the time. He was also incredibly unsettled during the day and cried for no reason. I think it conicided with the 4 mont wonder week (which I've read is the worst one). He went back to his happy content self after about 2-2.5 weeks.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE(♥ Emsie ♥ @ Jul 7 2011, 10:34 PM) View Post



I don't believe solids has any baring on night sleeping whatsoever (unless of course something they are eating is causing them pain) but in the "feed them solids, they'll sleep through the night then) bit is bollocks laugh.gif




I agree with this!

My little one did get really good at sleeping (we still had one wake-up per night around 4am, which we considered to be awesome!) and started waking again around 6 months. It lasted for around 3 weeks. We didn't have anything like that (that I remember) at 4 months. We did start solids then, but I don't think that made a difference (If we'd started solids when people first started suggesting he would sleep better, he would've started around 3 months.)

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:49 PM

Well we've been having 10-12 hours a night for about a month now but last night L was up every 3 hours. I hope its not a sleep regression and instead because he has a cold. Yesterday was the first time he's ever had a snotty nose and the poor boy was clogged up so bad. sad.gif I'm assuming he may have been a bit dehydrated as he would guzzle for about 10 mins each time he woke and that was about it. Thankfully he was happy to be put back in the cot each time still awake rather than needing rocking/nursing back to sleep. I'll let you know if it gets any better. I don't think I can go back to 3 hourly feeds now. wacko.gif

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:10 PM

DD slept through from 6 weeeks to and we went through a sleep regressions around 5 months. It lasted for about 2-3 weeks then went back to normal.

Then we seemed to get another regression around 10 months and it hasn't really gone back to normal yet at 12 months wacko.gif. I think it's got to do with a cough/cold that she's had on and off for ages now though. Poor bubba.

She was fully BF up till 7 months when I went back to work and has been fully FF from 11 months.

She started solids at 6 months but took quite a while to get the idea. Her solid intake doens't seem to have an bearing on how she sleeps at night though.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:20 PM

DS is only 4.5 but at about 3 months we went from 1 wake a night and the occasional sleep through to now waking 3-4 times a night. The other night it was 6 times and I felt so drained. I'm not sure if it is a regrassion or just the fact that he wants more food.

He is only little and feeds every 2hrs during the day to I think he jsut has a little belly. I'm over people telling us that putting him on solids will mae him sleep better! We are giving him his first rice cereal tomorrow (not to encourage him to sleep through like some have suggested I just feel he is ready now) so that will stop people telling us.
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