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Causes and Tips on How to Concur 4 Month Sleep Regression.

Sleep regression happens when a toddler who has been sleeping well suddenly changes the sleeping pattern. Sleep regression will see the toddler take longer times to fall asleep, and when he or she does, the nap does not last long, thus interfering with the 6 month old baby schedule. Sleep regression mostly occur when the bay is around 3 or 4 months, and might still re-occur at 9 months, or when the baby hits a year and a half old. Let discuss some of the reasons why sleep regression occurs at 4 months, otherwise known as 4 month old sleep regression and ways of trying to alleviate the regression.

At the age of 4 to 6 months, the baby has started noticing the things around him or her. The baby may get fascinated and in the mood for plays and laughs during the day, taking most of his nap time. The toddler sleeps late hours, since the sleeping schedule was interfered with.

If it is watching cartoons or sitting with adults to play, the same can be scheduled in a manner that it will not interfere with toddlers napping time. Have a bath and massage before sleeping so that the toddler can relax and sleep well.

Change of feeding schedule can also lead to 4 month regression. The toddler might not sleep well if fed earlier than usual. The feeding schedule should be maintained to avoid sleep regression.

Change of diet can also cause the sleep regression. Remember that the baby is still a toddler, and not used to consuming several types of foods. A 4 to 6 months old toddler feeds on formula or breast milk. Any change to the above will interfere with the 6 months old sleeping schedule. Make such changes in the morning or daytime to give room for observing any side effects of change in diet.

Change of weather can also cause sleep regression especially to toddlers who are not used to travelling. The weather change makes the toddler not to sleep well at night, and hardly naps during the day. Sleep regression can also be caused by conditions resulting from change of weather such as a cold or flu. Avoid travelling with toddlers of this age, unless where need be. Also, ensure you carry warm clothing for the baby to minimize the effects of cold.

Create a sleeping schedule to follow when the toddler is preparing to sleep. Start with an early meal, then a warm bath, followed by a time to read the baby a story before the toddler sleep.

In conclusion, there are several ways of dealing with a 4 month sleep regression. Note that not all methods will work for your toddler simply because they worked on a friend’s baby.