Category: Sleep Regressions

  • Sleep Regression With New Siblings: 15 Things to Know

    Sleep Regression With New Siblings: 15 Things to Know

    When we brought home our second son, we naively thought we were prepared for any and every possible change. After bringing home our fourth kid, we know a ton more about how new siblings affect each other’s sleep. Bringing home a new sibling can either trigger or coincide with sleep regression, depending on your older […]

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  • Sleep Regression and Cluster Feeding: 20 Things To Know

    Sleep Regression and Cluster Feeding: 20 Things To Know

    One night while up with and nursing a cranky baby, I wondered how much time I’d spent feeding the baby. Because it felt like more than usual. Then, I wondered if the current sleep regression and cluster feeding were related. Cluster feeding and sleep regressions can happen at the same time, especially during a growth […]

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  • Sleep Regression Schedules: What You Need to Know

    Sleep Regression Schedules: What You Need to Know

    When up at night with my baby, I used to wonder if there was some sort of sleep regression schedule to know when they’d happen, or if there was one to know how to fix them. Are there sleep regression schedules? And if so, how do you avoid or fix them? Sleep regressions do happen […]

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  • Potty Training and Sleep Regressions: What To Know and Do

    Potty Training and Sleep Regressions: What To Know and Do

    While potty training my kids, I quickly discovered that suddenly they weren’t sleeping so well – and they woke up a ton more than usual. I wonder – does potty training cause sleep regressions? Potty training can cause sleep regressions during both daytime and nighttime sleeping due to increased awareness, anxiety, and delay tactics. Managing […]

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  • 20 Things To Know About Sleep Regressions And Weaning

    20 Things To Know About Sleep Regressions And Weaning

    Every night I was up with a nursing baby, and I wondered when it would end. Then I wondered if weaning would cause another sleep regression. How are sleep regressions and weaning related? Weaning can either cause or shorten sleep regressions, depending on your child. That’s why I came up with 20 things you need […]

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  • Earlier Bedtimes: The Key to Managing Sleep Regressions

    Earlier Bedtimes: The Key to Managing Sleep Regressions

    During a particularly rough sleep regression that involved awful naps, my husband and I wondered if an earlier bedtime might be our saving grace. How do earlier bedtimes help sleep regressions? Earlier bedtimes are key in sleep regression (disturbance) management. Earlier bedtimes help “reset” a child’s sleep clock, settle sleep debt, and help children get […]

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  • Sleep Regressions and Going Back to Work: 10+ Tips to Help

    Sleep Regressions and Going Back to Work: 10+ Tips to Help

    After my oldest child was born, I wondered how he and I would sleep when I went back to work part-time after my maternity leave ended. I wondered how being in someone else’s care would affect his sleep – and therefore mine! How will going back to work affect sleep regressions? Expect sleep regressions after […]

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  • How Do You Know When a Sleep Regression is Over?

    How Do You Know When a Sleep Regression is Over?

    One night, as I awoke to what I thought was the sound of my baby crying, I realized I’d dreamed it – and my baby was asleep. I wondered – if this sleep regression was over. If so, how do I know that it’s over? How do you know when a sleep regression is over? […]

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  • Sleep Regressions and Daycare: What to Know and Do

    Sleep Regressions and Daycare: What to Know and Do

    While I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been asked many questions about sleep regressions and daycare. And having recently started going to a gym with a fantastic short-term daycare, I decided to do some more in-depth research. So what do parents need to know and do about sleep regressions when starting daycare? Starting daycare may […]

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  • How Can a Sleep Regression Be Avoided? (With 10+ Examples)

    How Can a Sleep Regression Be Avoided? (With 10+ Examples)

    With our older kids, I used to wonder if there would ever be a way to avoid sleep regressions – especially when I was up at night with them. Can sleep regressions be avoided? And if so, how do you do it? Some sleep regressions can be avoided while others can be significantly shortened through […]

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  • How are Sleep Associations and Sleep Regressions Related?

    How are Sleep Associations and Sleep Regressions Related?

    One night, as I was putting my kids to bed (and making sure they had all of the appropriate stuffed animals, sippy cups full of water, and their blankies), I wondered if these sleep associations had any effect on sleep regressions. How are sleep associations and sleep regressions related? Sleep associations are actions that affect […]

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  • How Long Sleep Regression Lasts (With 10+ Examples)

    How Long Sleep Regression Lasts (With 10+ Examples)

    One night, as I got up with my baby for at least the 12th (or maybe it was the 6,265th) time, I wondered how much longer this particular sleep regression would last. How long does a sleep regression last? Sleep regressions can last anywhere from a few days up to 6 weeks. On average, most […]

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