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how long does the four month sleep regression last?

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Nancy54 Sun 20-Jan-13 07:26:47

...or is that like asking how long is a piece of string????

My twins are 16 weeks and before this week i thought they slept quite badly but i now realise it was ok!!

last night was horrific, dtb up 5 times, dtg up 4. Dtb wanted to feed everytime.

please tell me this will pass soon!!!!

ElphabaTheGreen Sun 20-Jan-13 08:36:46

How long is a piece of string, sorry.

On an individual baby basis, four or five wake ups is actually really good, and I would say you're getting off lightly....but you have twins shock

brew and biscuit

Nancy54 Sun 20-Jan-13 09:46:29

Hmmm I def don't feel like I am getting off lightly, I am bloody knackered! Thanks for the tea and bics x

Angelico Tue 22-Jan-13 19:36:36

17 weeks here (just the one though!) and our hell has also started, after her previously sleeping up to 12 hrs without waking <weeps at memory>

Having read about here / online seems to vary a lot - between babies who grow out of it in a couple of weeks to babies who never seem to get over it. The crucial bit seems to be about them having learned / learning to self-soothe. I'm going to start taking this bit seriously - we've gradually introduced various props and have a horrible feeling we'll start paying for it soon!

ElphabaTheGreen Tue 22-Jan-13 20:05:07

I have a baby that hasn't grown out of it and self-settling/soothing doesn't actually make a difference so don't get too worried! Many of us haggard sleepless crones on the 'Misery loves company' support thread have babies that have been known to self-settle, nay, do it regularly, but don't stay. A-fucking. Sleep. Not looking at you, DS, oh no...

melliebobs Tue 22-Jan-13 20:07:43

9 months?! blush

Nancy54 Tue 22-Jan-13 20:54:44

Oh god, horrendous.

Thons going from bad to worse here. Dtb already been up 3 times and its not even 10 o clock yet sad

Angelico Tue 22-Jan-13 23:24:07

Posted this link on our PN thread and apparently it has some useful stuff - posted it without reading it all as too tired! blush

DuckWaddle Wed 23-Jan-13 05:11:38

Our dd started sleeping really badly at 15 weeks. Before that she'd been a good sleeper with only 1/2 feeds per night. But suddenly she wanted 5 feeds a night! Like you say I started dreaming of the sleeps we used to get! Anyhow, not sure if I'm about to jinx it but she seems to have reverted back to sleeping well. The regression seemed to last two weeks. Just wanted to let you know to give you hope. I asked our hv about it and she had said to continue making night feeds dull; no talking, no eye contact etc. I hope it passes soon as I feel your pain!

Nancy54 Wed 23-Jan-13 19:11:17

Thanks angelico, ill have a l

Nancy54 Wed 23-Jan-13 19:11:45

Oops posted too soon.

I'll have a l

Nancy54 Wed 23-Jan-13 19:12:43

Oh god I am really am totally incapable and sleep deprived. Dtb awake now. Will finish later....

Dirtymistress Wed 23-Jan-13 19:14:15

we had five weeks of proper hell at 4 months with DS waking every hour and a half. But in all honesty he didn't get good at sleeping till 14 months. Sigh. So three months of peace before his brother arrives...
The Contented Little Baby Book is calling to me.

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