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Sleep Regression?

Susan is 3.5 months old and today is the start of my 3rd week back to work part time.  Since I have went back to work it seems Susan's night sleeping has gone down hill! :(  Before she would go to sleep instantly and sleep anywhere from 6-9 hours at a time.  She would wake up, eat and fall right back to sleep for another 3-4 hours.  

Last night it took over an hour to get her to lay fall asleep.  She slept for 4.5 hours 9-130 this isn't too bad for me but then she woke up at 245 and 330.  I get up around 430 to go to work because I was hoping to get most of my hours done while she is still sleeping.  I leave her with my mom right now.  At 330 I gave in and let her sleep in bed with me and she went right back to sleep.  I don't usually do this but it seemed to work like a charm so I could get one more good hour of sleep before work.  Is this something I should shy away from in the future?  Is it ok to do?  

Is her sleeping schedule messed up because of me going back to work?  (In August I will be quitting my job and becoming a stay at home mom)  Will her sleep improve then?  Could something else be causing this?  Any suggestions to get us back on track?  TIA
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Re: Sleep Regression?

  • hungryhippohungryhippo member
    edited June 2014
    We experienced the 4 month sleep regression at just after 3 months. It was no joke. I didn't really connect it with daycare/my return to work because his schedule was pretty similar at daycare and when we was home with me.

    Are you EBF? I wasn't at that point, but I have heard of something called reverse cycling where baby eats/snacks all night long while mom is nearby instead of replacing BF sessions with bottles during the day. It's like a boob preference. :) We had the opposite problem. Sigh.

    ETA: the regression lasted about 3 weeks. He finally slept again right when we were about to lose our minds.
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  • Thank you ladies. It's been a couple weeks so hopefully the end is near. I was EBF before I went back to work too. It's good to know I'm not alone.
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  • I can feel this coming with M. I so hope it doesn't last too long for you. I've heard sometimes the 3 month growth spurt can basically blend into the 4 month sleep regression if your baby hits the 12 week spurt late and it drags out.

    As for the occasional sleep with mom - if it's necessary I say do it. M will snuggle some but she's def a lot of me - independent and wants her space. Makes me proud yet also sad bc sometimes I want those snuggles I used to get. But I don't think you're setting any bad habits yet. So do what u need to do to sleep.

    I go back to work Monday and am DREADING it on so many levels. Sigh. Who ever came up with 12 weeks leave? That could not be WORSE timing! No? Ugh.
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