How does the 4 month regression end?

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Marghe87 Thu 21-Jan-21 18:29:50

For those who didn’t sleep train: how did your LO’s 4 month regression end? And WHEN?
My DD is 20 weeks and her sleep has been very bad for the past 6 weeks. Used to sleep fairly well up to 3 months as most babies I guess.
Looking for some hope!
Thank you

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BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 21-Jan-21 18:32:56

How does it end?

Not with a bang, with a whimper of joy And a high five and that euphoria lasts about 3 months then it all happens again. And then repeat. And repeat. As for when it will happen? Well, anyone's guess to be honest.

Head down - get through it - tag team as needed.

Marghe87 Thu 21-Jan-21 18:35:43

@BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz ahah, yeah, I figured. How long did the other regressions last for you?

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BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 21-Jan-21 18:38:59

God they came and went in a blur tbh and were different for each if my dc. I'd say we got them:-
* developmental leaps - so learning to walk, learning to talk
* a big change in circumstances - e.g. dh away for a month when they were 12mo and they didn't sleep properly for weeks after he came back (fine while he was away!)
* any bug set us back a good fortnight after they were well again
* at about 18mo growth spurt

But like I say, we had different experiences across both kids. How we handled it depended on ages. Under 1 - offer milk or cuddles at night. Over 1 - we offered water only/no eye contact etc.

moonriver32 Thu 21-Jan-21 19:46:21

If you find out let me know, we're 4 weeks deep and it's only getting worse... #sendhelp

Onedropbeat Thu 21-Jan-21 19:51:14

I feel like we haven’t come out of it yet

Baby now 8 months

Nix2020 Thu 21-Jan-21 19:57:49

Ended at six and a half months when I sleep trained. 2.5 month of no sleep was affecting me too much.


Incrediblytired Thu 21-Jan-21 20:02:33

I’m afraid it didn’t for me. I sleep trained at 7.5 months.

BarbiesWorld Thu 21-Jan-21 20:17:27

11 months and still in it confused

Onedropbeat Thu 21-Jan-21 23:37:12

Can anyone give any advise on what worked with sleep training?

Babyboomtastic Fri 22-Jan-21 04:42:49

It doesn't end as such because it's caused by a permanent shift in how a baby sleeps, but one day you'll notice that it's not as bad as it was and sleep starts to settle again. Followed by minor bugs, growth spurts, other regressions and teething, with a period of anywhere from 1 day between them to a few weeks of relative stability, and then things start to calm down a bit after the age of 2ish as the teeth all arrive and the regressions gradually stop.

jdy123 Fri 22-Jan-21 12:21:03

For me it got a bit better towards 5 months then got worse again just after that. She's worse than ever now at almost 6 months so thinking I'm going to look into some gentle sleep training

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