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AIBU to think this is sleep regression? 😩

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LouBlue1507 Mon 28-Nov-16 06:39:11

Hi ladies!

From 6 weeks our DD has slept through the night, 9ish-6ish quick feed and back to sleep until 9am.

DD is just 4 months and for just over a week she wakes in the night, comes into our bed, then sleeps again. But she wakes regularly and fidgets. Her day naps are about 15 mins! She's a happy baby but I've read that the sleeping habits made now are permanent! 😭

Any help/advice?

Mamabear14 Mon 28-Nov-16 06:45:58

We had a definite change at 4 months ish, I think they have a pretty good growth spurt then.
I can't help with the sleeping through thing, our DD was 13 months before she went through!
Could she be starting to teethe? Any drooling or red cheeks? Has she had jabs recently? Any of those may upset her.

Mamabear14 Mon 28-Nov-16 06:47:07

Oh also, do you put her in a blanket or a grobag? Mine hates blankets, and will only sleep in a bag. At least if she fidgets she's still warm

LouBlue1507 Mon 28-Nov-16 06:48:25

Hi Mamabear

Yes she had her jabs last Friday! sad Teething too! Lots of dribble, hand chewing and rosy cheeks! Pretty sure I can feel the bottom two coming!

LouBlue1507 Mon 28-Nov-16 06:49:38

We have a hot house so no blankets or grow bag, We wait until we go to bed before we put a blanket off her as she does keep herself awake by kicking them!

FrogTime Mon 28-Nov-16 06:58:08

Mine is a fidgeter, found the bags to be great because she'd stay asleep more often as she wasn't trying to wrestle out of swaddling blankets.

She only really started sleeping through (7-5) intermittently at about 8 months. She's almost 1yo and sleeps 5 out of 7 nights, usually up at 5.30 although 5.55 this morning was lovely wink

At 4 months, nothing you've done is permanent and you can easily introduce routines and changes. At about 3 months we started the bottle, bath, book, bed routine. Did the bottle first as not to introduce the need to feed to sleep but we knew she wasn't hungry at sleep time. By 8 months we were rid of the dummy and we're in the middle of training to self settle.
None of it tried and tested as she's PFB but it's working for us. Just tackling one thing at a time.

Maybe see if your DD is warm enough? Mine sleeps an extra hour in the morning if the heating comes on earlier and heats the room up again. Has always preferred it warmer than 'recommended'.

Osirus Mon 28-Nov-16 17:32:06

I can't imagine anything now would be permanent e.g she won't be like this at 16!

My five month old was the same 3 1/2 months to 4 1/2 months. Gone back to normal now. I didn't do anything different. We already co-sleep.

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