Hear me out… I love my son with all my heart, but he’s almost 4 months old and going through such a major sleep regression that at times I wish we didn’t have a baby. I need some real tips and help.
We’ve been trying to keep a consistent schedule at bedtime (bath, pjs, book, and bottle) but he’ll only sleep for 7-8 hours a night because he’s up and down. His bed time isn’t the time I would like it to be because we’re having to do longer naps in the day to make up for his lack of sleep at night. He’s up every 2-3 hours and has only ever slept thru the night once. He’s BF except for 1 4 oz bottle of formula before bed. I don’t know what to do because he wakes up and wants to feed every time he wakes up and I’m mentally and physically exhausted. I hate being mad about waking up, and I hate sitting here crying every night wishing I didn’t have to go through this. Please help!!
Re: 4 month sleep regression & regrets
> Just came here to say I'm going through the exact same thing right now. Baby turned 4 months Jan 2nd, but this has been going on since last month. Every 2-3 hours. I also wake up every 4 hrs to pump. I have a husband but he works full-time and sleeps through the night, sleeps through any baby screams. I came to visit my parents but my mom has dementia, baby won't let my grandma near him, and my dad helps when he can. I always wonder if I'll ever sleep again. Makes the days so much harder! 😫 I hope it gets better for you!
Think about what is temporary. The first year of life is always hard. I also experienced the first year hard. Try to find the reason why the child wakes up so often, maybe he does not eat up, or colic,? -8 hours is not enough for a 4-month-old baby to sleep.