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

When a toddler who has been sleeping well suddenly changes the sleeping habits, it is usually referred to as sleep regression. During the regression, the baby may resist to sleep, wakes up many times and after a short while, or take a longer time to fall asleep. The regression may occur at the age of 4 months, 9 months or even the age of 18 months. What causes sleep 4 month sleep regression and how can a mother ease the situation?

At the age of 4 to 6 months, the baby has started noticing the things around him or her. The 6 month old napping schedule is interfered as the baby does not want to sleep, the toddler want to explore and play. This pushes the napping schedule further to maybe late hours.

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. Try having baths at the evening before sleep time, since the toddler has been active during the day and might be tired.

Sleep regression can also be caused by changing the feeding schedule. The toddler might not sleep well if fed earlier than usual. Avoid frequent altering of the feeding timetable, but if the change is inevitable, the baby will adapt with time.

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. At that age, the toddler is on breast or formula milk. Any change to the above will interfere with the 6 months old sleeping schedule. To curb the problem, change the diet on daytime or early morning, to be able to monitor the toddler.

Change of weather can also cause sleep regression especially to toddlers who are not used to travelling. A toddler who is 6 months old experiences changes in sleeping schedule with the change of weather and surroundings. Sleep regression can also be caused by conditions resulting from change of weather such as a cold or flu. If possible, try not to travel with the toddler especially in cold weather so as to minimize the occurrence of sleep regression. Also, ensure you carry warm clothing for the baby to minimize the effects of cold.

Come up with a routine to be followed during sleep time. Start with an early meal, then a warm bath, followed by a time to read the baby a story before the toddler sleep.

To conclude, take note of the several methods of concurring the 4 month sleep regression. Note that not all methods will work for your toddler simply because they worked on a friend’s baby.