We’ve discussed sleep regressions a lot, both on the podcast and the blog, but I wanted to dig even deeper into sleep regressions in this post - specifically the 4 month sleep regression. Because this one affects nearly every baby - and often comes as a surprise to many parents since it is the first one to hit. I've also found that many babies are sleeping fine during their newborn phase and so it can really wreak havoc on new parents - it’s the one I see coming up as a trouble spot over and over again!
Parents today have access to more information than our mothers and grandmothers ever could have dreamed of. Enter a couple of words into a search engine (“sleep,” “baby,” “help,”) and in seconds you have thousands of pages to pore over. Of course, this can be a blessing and a curse. How do we separate good advice from bad advice? How do we know that something that worked for one family would work for ours? Who has the time to go through all that material?
It shouldn’t be this hard.
That’s why I’ve developed a simple, five-step program that has helped with families from around the world improve their babies’ and toddlers’ sleep. No matter what is going on in your family, these tips are designed to give you a better understanding of what is needed in order to help your baby (and you!) sleep through the night. And to make things even easier, most of these steps are done before you even get to “traditional” sleep coaching!