So there's the 4 month regression, the 9 month regression...

(9 Posts)
TwoHats Thu 06-Dec-12 21:29:02

DS1 didn't really have sleep regressions as he always slept so well, DS2 has been having a sleep regression his entire life (nearly 2)!

Around 9 months they might be getting ready to change from 3 daytime naps to 2, if your DS is taking longer to get to sleep for each nap could you try starting later so he reduces from 3 to 2?

Suchanamateur Thu 06-Dec-12 21:23:22

Lots of crying before naps and at bedtime (or else conks straight out and then wakes screaming half an hour later); short naps and multiple night wakings which take about an hour of crying before she'll go back off. She was waking a bit before but fairly easily resettled. It's hideous. And I have an older DS who isn't at all consistent with his sleeping either. Ugh.

blossombath Thu 06-Dec-12 19:54:25

Oh Joyful I hope you got a few unbroken nights between DS and DD. But at least I can take heart from your example that people do get through it in the end....

The only way I can tell it's a regression is that it takes him longer to get to sleep and the day time sleeps have reduced from 3x45 mins to 3x 15-30 mins. Otherwise the multiple night wakings are pretty similar to last five months (was ok before then; once or twice a night and more or less cosleeping so easy as pie. Oh the bliss).

Amateur what is your DC up to?

TheJoyfulChristmasJumper Thu 06-Dec-12 13:07:05

I never noticed any sleep regressions.

Before anyone thinks I'm being smug, it's because both mine were truly appalling sleepers right from the start - DD woke up a minimum of 4 times a night until she was 2, and DS still wakes every hour or so at 11 months. confused

Suchanamateur Thu 06-Dec-12 13:04:10

Right now I don't think I'll survive the 9 month regression in order to see the 18 month one...

AnyaKnowIt Thu 06-Dec-12 11:18:26

He still might do it, I did have to sleep train dd tho

blossombath Thu 06-Dec-12 10:58:53

well I could live with that as long as we get more than a few days gap between them which is what I think happened with 4 month and 9 month. Could be that I am just clinging to idea of him regressing cos then I don't have to admit that my theory of "he will learn to sleep on his own, we don't need to 'train' him" has failed completely.

AnyaKnowIt Thu 06-Dec-12 10:44:32

There is suppose to be one at 18 months. Never happened with dd so fingers crossed for you.

blossombath Thu 06-Dec-12 10:42:14

...and then that's it, right? Sleep progress from there on?

So in a few weeks my DS (9mo today) will get over current 'regression' which assumes he was sleeping well in first place and become a good sleeper, with daytime naps and everything. Right?

<ever hopeful emoticon>

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