4 month sleep regression
So in Aiden`s mind, while he might be the coolest baby on the block, sleep is not something that `cool` babies are doing this month!
I have been struggling a lot this month as Aiden suddenly went from sleeping from 11:00pm till 4:00am when he woke up for a feed and back to sleep until 7:00 or 8:00am to taking 3 or 4 tries to fall asleep and then finally falling asleep at midnight, and then waking up every 1 or 2 hours for a feed until morning.
An extremely over-tired mummy is no fun I promise.
Check out this hilarious excerpt from the blog Knocked Up
As I have been scouring the pages of internet blogs and websites looking for advice and answers on how to help Aiden sleep, I have learned about the 4 month sleep regression. This regression is in part due to sleep cycles becoming more mature (babies now have REM sleep like adults) and in part due to a big mental growth spurt.
A lot of mums (myself included) start to think that baby is hungry and waking up often due to a dwindling milk supply. Some mothers decide to wean their babies or introduce solids at this point, which can lead to problems down the road, and doesn`t really solve the sleepless nights either.
I am REALLY glad that I found these blogs and websites because I also thought that maybe Aiden needed more milk than I could give him and was wondering if formula was a better option. Now I will definitely try to stick out BF for as long as I can.
- pic of Aiden after bath time... definitely not sleepy! but cute nontheless.