Does she sleep through?
A classic question that make parents feel like a failure.
I hate this question and it’s even worse when you’re a sleep consultant with a baby. People assume that the only right answer can be ‘yes – she’s great and sleeps 12 hours at night,’ and that anything less is a huge failure.
I’m clearly ridiculously nosey as I love these blog posts by other people. I guess during a first time pregnancy you look at people carting round these snazzy baby changing bags and assume they contain a couple of nappies and a pack of wipes…… HA! Little did you know your bag will now contain practically everything – just like Mary Poppins.
Just as you thought you’d cracked this sleeping lark with your lovely baby, the four-month sleep regression hits! The long stretches of sleep at night become disturbed and naps tend to be both shorter and baby may be hard to settle for any sleeps.
It isn’t actually a regression as such; it is a permanent change in your baby’s sleeping habits. Your baby is maturing and developing at an incredible rate as their brain develops and as a result their sleep pattern changes.
Signs you may have hit the four-month sleep regression: