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4 Month Sleep Regression

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RaeCJ82 Fri 29-Sep-17 10:56:37

My DD is 4 months old. Up until a couple of weeks ago she would go about 5 hours at night, wake for a feed and resettle for about 3-4 hours. She now goes down, sleeps for about 2.5 hours and then stirs and thrashes about every 1 - 1.5 hours. When I hear her stir I pop her dummy in and sometimes switch on some white noise and she will gradually go back to sleep.
I've read about the 4 month sleep regression. Has anybody got any experience with this? I'm worried about her reliance on her dummy to resettle. She also needs it for naps (although naps well when asleep). Should I be trying to wean her off the dummy? I tried to settle her for a nap yesterday without it, with just calming shhhh's but 20 minutes later she was on the verge of a meltdown and I gave in.
Just looking for advice really.

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 12:24:02

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RaeCJ82 Fri 29-Sep-17 12:50:38

Very useful, thanks Dopey.

user1488794856 Fri 29-Sep-17 12:53:18

How does she currently settle to sleep in the evening?

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:18:16

Please don't call me dopey again. Rude!

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:22:03

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RaeCJ82 Fri 29-Sep-17 13:24:00

She settles with her dummy and white noise.

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:24:35

Remove dummy and white noise.
Let her cry

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:25:47

If she relies on white noise to sleep then she will grow up to be 30 years old and still use white noise. Do you never want her to marry a successful man?

mintich Fri 29-Sep-17 13:29:18

Ignore Dopey. Just report.....
With the regression, I found she needed dummy more etc but after a couple of weeks she went back to normal. Just keep up your routine and give more cuddles as needed!!

user1488794856 Fri 29-Sep-17 13:29:53

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DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:34:33

hmm

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 29-Sep-17 13:34:52

<ahem>

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:34:53

Shit advice above

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:38:50

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RaeCJ82 Fri 29-Sep-17 13:45:51

FFS one of the useful posts is deleted and Dopey's nonsense is still here...?!

Anyway, thank you both for the replies. I'm worried that if I don't give her the dummy whilst she's stirring at night, she'll just wake up completely, but I don't want this to continue with her relying on her dummy to get back to sleep every time she enters a different part of a sleep cycle.

RaeCJ82 Fri 29-Sep-17 13:46:54

Mintich, were you using the dummy in the middle of the night?

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:47:06

Well she's the one that called me a name ! Has her self to blame.
Good they deleted it .

crazycatlady5 Fri 29-Sep-17 13:53:40

@DopeyDill I do hope it's a joke and you aren't really such a god awful person that you leave a 3 week old to scream themselves to sleep without comfort.

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:55:13

Oh stop your judgement crazy .
I will parent my child and you parent yours .
😀
Different strokes for different folkes

user1488794856 Fri 29-Sep-17 13:57:17

Oops!

Anyway, to summarize my previously deleted comment, dummy removal at bed helped improve sleep, dummy removal at nap time caused hell, so she still has it for her naps and some how knows the difference.

We use soundsleeper app and play all night on low for her.

Dopey... what exactly do you get out of this? Genuine question...it must be a very slow Friday for you!

RaeCJ82 Fri 29-Sep-17 13:57:23

Crazycatlady I don't think they're serious. For some reason they've chosen my thread to post a load of crap in... 😕

DopeyDill Fri 29-Sep-17 13:58:36

I am simply stating my opinion about baby sleep that's all

mintich Fri 29-Sep-17 14:01:07

Just ignore dopey. It'll get bored and go away.
My daughter used the dummy to fall asleep and I did have to pop it in for her in the middle of the night a couple of times. But she stopped that after a couple of weeks

RaeCJ82 Fri 29-Sep-17 14:08:45

Thanks again both. I will see if she will go to sleep this evening without her dummy but I'm pleased to hear Mintich that this could just be a phase that will pass. Luckily I'm falling asleep again when she does so not feeling too sleep deprived and my OH could sleep through anything so he's ok.

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