February 2013 Moms

If you've experienced sleep regression

How did you handle these new middle of the night wake ups? We are going on 3 weeks and its not getting any better. I've tried rubbing his back, giving him the paci, if that doesn't
Work I pick him up and rock him which sometimes keeps him up longer ! I don't think he's hungry and my pedi said don't get in the habit of going back to middle of the night feedings. I'm at a loss. Should I let him cry and try to
Put himself back to sleep?

Re: If you've experienced sleep regression

  • MBush4MBush4
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    I would disagree with your pedi, but that's just me. When DS went through his sleep regression we would bring him into our bed, offer a feeding and that usually helped. If he wasn't hungry, we'd simply cuddle until he fell asleep again. Don't engage him a lot because that won't help, but I found that with DS, if we had him close, he fell asleep again quickly. We bedshare from time to time as well, so if we both fell asleep, so be it.

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  • I would disagree with your pedi too.  Have you seen this?

     http://kellymom.com/parenting/nighttime/4mo-sleep/

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    I would disagree with your pedi too. nbsp;Have you seen this?nbsp;http://kellymom.com/parenting/nighttime/4mosleep/


    I've read that but DS is not breast fed I stopped at 10 weeks for medical reasons so I'm not sure it applies?! I guess I could try feeding tonight
  • When my FF baby went through the regression, I fed him. Sometimes he drank 4 oz. and went back to bed, other times one or two did the trick. It worked, so we stuck with it. FWIW, he's back to one feeding a night pretty consistently, so I don't think offering him food during that time set up any habits of expecting to eat more at night again.
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    When my FF baby went through the regression, I fed him. Sometimes he drank 4 oz. and went back to bed, other times one or two did the trick. It worked, so we stuck with it. FWIW, he's back to one feeding a night pretty consistently, so I don't think offering him food during that time set up any habits of expecting to eat more at night again.

    Same here. DS would take a full 8 oz bottle but at some point in the day he would just go a really long time between feedings. It was a little wonky but once he got through the regression all of his feedings went back to being in the day with the first one around 5-5:30 am.  

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  • image MBush4:
    I would disagree with your pedi, but that's just me. When DS went through his sleep regression we would bring him into our bed, offer a feeding and that usually helped. If he wasn't hungry, we'd simply cuddle until he fell asleep again. Don't engage him a lot because that won't help, but I found that with DS, if we had him close, he fell asleep again quickly. We bedshare from time to time as well, so if we both fell asleep, so be it.

    DS is in the middle of it right now and we do this, exactly.

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  • I nurse my DD almost everytime she wakes up. It is faster than anything else for us and its not like she will be doing that at 16 :)

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  • My son is hopefully at the tail end of a looooong sleep regression. I have found that he really is hungry. Nothing else consoles him. The regression started around the time he got more active, and he is SUPER active, moving all the time. I think he is burning more calories and too busy to eat enough during the day, so he makes up for it at night. He is FF too.
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  • We're on I think week 6? Week 7? I stopped counting a while ago. It has gotten *slightly* better. We first tried her pacifier, if that didn't work then we offered a bottle (we're FF). Sometimes she was hungry, sometimes she didn't want to eat, just fussed and was awake.

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  • I'm with the others here: DD was waking up to EAT because she was hungry- not because she was trying to difficult or thought it was fun as my pedi attempted to imply (bad pedi!!) 

    I bring her into bed and nurse her until she falls asleep. I'm not ready to sleep train and she's not able to get herself back to sleep on her own without crying quite a bit. It was the only way to bear the regression with any semblance of normalcy.

    kelly321: how's it going, btw?! I know you've been really going through it!  

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  • How did we handle it? Knowing that this too shall pass and lots and lots of coffee. :)
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