Every time I do a Q&A or meet with a parent group I’m asked about sleep regressions. Parents are asking for information on sleep regressions – or a loss of skill – at 4 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 year… it’s hard to keep track of! Typically, once I get to the bottom of the sleep problem, I discover it’s simply “getting off track” after teething, travel, or major transitions, NOT a loss of skills or true regression.
However, the four-month regression, everybody agrees on, and for good reason. It’s the real deal, and it’s permanent.
In this 8 min video I explain WHAT is happening in your baby’s brain and HOW you can help support their ability to get the sleep they need for health and development.
Of course, some kids are going to take to this process like a fish to water, and some are going to be a little more resistant. If yours falls into the former category, count yourself as lucky, take delight in your success, and go ahead and gloat about it on Instagram, for sure!
For those of you in the latter camp, I’m happy to help in any way I can. I have created a Newborn Sleep Class that helps teach sleep skills so families can avoid the problems related to the four month regression altogether.
The most common thing I hear after talking with families is, “I can’t believe I waited so long to get help!” So reach out now for support and reassurance that will save you worry (and save your little one tears) in the future.
I find these baby gadgets to be priceless for easing into the four month regression, and I’ve included my affiliate links here if you cannot find them locally: