When I’m up at night with a baby who’s mid-sleep regression, that’s when I most want to read that what you’re going through isn’t abnormal. Or at the very least, that it’s survivable. And maybe even find a few tips that make it easier.
Moms, businesses, and bloggers all write about sleep regressions. Here are the 21 best blogs who write about sleep regressions, offer tips on sleep regression survival, and can offer support because they’ve been there.
Keep reading to see how many of the bloggers you’ve already read – and which are new-to-you.
Everyday Moms Who Write About Sleep Regression
Within the group of everyday moms who write about sleep regressions, there are two separate and distinct groups. There are those who write exclusively about sleep regressions – and then there are those who have written about it (but it’s not the focus of their website or blog).
It’s kind of a fine line, but it’s an important one. This is why.
When you’re looking for more detailed information – because those who have written about it only a few times aren’t going to go into as much depth.
Now, if you’re just looking for support, some camaraderie, or to know that you aren’t alone in dealing with sleep regressions, reading a couple of articles across several blogs will probably be enough.
However, if you want more details on how to manage sleep regressions, you may want more detailed posts with lots of meaty substance and ideas.
That’s why the distinction is important.
Mom Bloggers Who’ve Written about Kids’ Sleep Issues
Their stories are amazingly helpful in that they totally reassure you that it is possible to survive the sleepless, awful nights. They’ve done it – and they’ve written about it so that you can see the light at the end of the sleep-deprived tunnel.
Here are other mom bloggers who have written about sleep-related issues, although it’s not their main focus as a writer.
- Carly at Mommy on Purpose shares her very relatable story about surviving sleep regression (click here to read it).
- Stacey at The Soccer Mom Blog. You can read her article on Baby Sleep Regression by clicking here.
- Ivy at SAHM, Plus. Click here to read her terrific tips to get your baby to sleep.
- Mary Catherine Starr (doesn’t she have an awesome last name? No clue if we’re related, but still) writes about surviving the 4-month sleep regression with their daughter, Charlie Mae (click here to read it).
The trustworthiness of the content: None of these moms writes exclusively about sleep regressions, but they each have some great insights about how they survived the roughest of nights with their babies.
Sometimes these moms may try to sell you a product, but generally not – they’re genuinely trying to help as many other parents as they come. Mom blogs generally rely on traffic and ad revenue, so there’s minimal (if any) conflict of interest in reading their content. Read with confidence.
Blogs Dedicated to Sleep Regressions, Sleep Training, or All of the Above
So the first two blogs are those who focus strongly on sleep regression – or have at least a dozen articles on sleep regression, sleep training, or related baby-and-sleep topics.
- Where you’re at – SleepTrainingKids.com.
- Articles that are written by Kimberly at Kimberly C. Starr
Okay, so technically this article used to be on SleepRegression.com (and it was separate from SleepTrainingKids.com). But because they’re so heavily interconnected and I merged the two sites into one, let’s just count it as the one for now – because we’ve still got lots more blogs to go through!
The trustworthiness of the content: While all of these sites do (or will at some point) offer informational products, we’re not pushing those at you. We’re parents, too. And we’re genuinely trying to help you get the information you want without any paywalls.
As such, we do use ads – so that you don’t have to pay for our articles. There’s little (if any) conflict of interest in our posts. Read with confidence!
Businesses That Write About Sleep Regressions
While there are countless baby product businesses, there are a half dozen that write great content and information about baby and sleep. Granted, each of these businesses uses that content to position themselves as the solution to not enough sleep.
- NestedBean.com gives great advice for dealing with sleep regressions, although it focuses heavily on how its products are the key to management.
- Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit also gives great tips – and positions its sleepsuit as the best way to manage sleep disruptions.
- Owlet Foot Monitor gives fantastic sleep-related advice and then offers its monitoring device (and services) as a way to help you get a better night’s sleep.
- Nanit Baby video Monitor writes good content about sleep issues – and then also pitches its monitor and monitoring services.
- Mini Mori writes on sleep issues and then positions itself (and its products) as a great solution.
- Kyte Baby writes about sleep disruptions and posits that its products and services will fix that right up for you.
The trustworthiness of the content: As you read these articles, please keep in mind that their content will be full of subtle, psychological marketing specifically designed to sell you on their product. It’s all good, above-board marketing (even if it is aimed at sleep-deprived people who are desperate for a good night’s sleep).
Important note: be sure to think long and hard about any purchases beforehand – and to remember that not every product will be the exact magic cure-all that your baby needs. Some products work great for some kids – and some don’t.
So if you do read these articles, remember to take them with a grain of salt – after all, they are trying to sell you something.
This content was written by Kimberly C. Starr exclusively for SleepTrainingKids.com.
Sleep Experts and Consultants Worth Reading or Following
When I first started my almost now decade-long foray into sleep regression research, there weren’t many other blogs online to follow. The few that did exist focused on offering sleep training support via consultation services.
Some of those sites are still around. Others have popped up since then, even if the books already existed. But here are 9 that have popped up again and again in my research – and may very well be worth following.
- Cara at Taking Cara Babies is a mom and nurse who offers sleep training coaching and classes that help parents get more sleep. She offers lots of great science and information to back up her sleep training methods. Her article on the four-month sleep regression is fantastic. Click here to read it.
- The Baby Sleep Site was one of the first blogs and sites I came across, even when my oldest was a baby. They’ve offered sleep consulting services for a very long time.
- The Baby Sleep Geek is another sleep consultant who blogs about sleep issues.
- Happiest Baby (Dr. Harvey Karp) this blog is newer, but it’s based on a book that’s been around for a while. It’s got some great posts, like this one on the 4-month sleep regression. Click here to read it.
- The Sleep Lady, Kim West has been a driving force in the sleep consultant industry. She’s building certifications into everything, meaning there’s more reliability between the sleep coaches who’ve chosen to get certified.
- Baby Sleep Science is another blog written by a sleep consultant.
- Wee Bee Dreaming is yet another blog maintained by a sleep coach. They had a decent article about the sleep regression that happens between 8-10 months of age. Click here to read that on their site.
- Little Ones Baby Sleep Experts is another blog written by a sleep training coach. I haven’t read all of it, but it shows up.
- Bella Luna Sleep Consulting is one more sleep training consultant based website. I’ve read a few of the articles, but not all of them.
Some, like Cara from Taking Cara Babies and Dr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Baby Blog, will give more in-depth information and tap into the science behind things. Even so, the specific steps to sleep training will only be detailed and laid out within their paid courses or books.
The trustworthiness of the content: While all of these websites do offer specific consulting services and/or informational products, they aren’t over the top in their marketing. Each of these consultants genuinely wants to help you get a better night’s sleep, and so they try to offer some great information to catch your attention – and then will try to sell you on their products and/or services within their free content.
Even so, most consultants aren’t going to give away their secret sauce or best tips for free, because that’s what they’re selling. So as you read these articles, know that you’re getting the most basic information for free – and anything more will cost money.
Conclusion: Read Carefully and Know the Source
In conclusion, there’s a lot of great information out there on the internet. Just be sure to remember the source of your information as you’re reading, because the source does influence the content.
- Mom blogs will tell you their experience, but it may not fit your exact scenario. Even so, it’s probably a great read because it’s good to know you’re not alone in this horrible, sleep-deprived situation!
- Businesses will give you some few, great details while positioning their product as the perfect, cure-all solution (even though no such thing exists).
- Sleep consultants will give you case studies and information as to why sleep disruptions happen – but getting their formula or advice to fix things will cost you money.
And that’s where we’re different – because this site is more than a mom blog. We want you to have all of the information you need to manage sleep regressions at home and on your own. In any case, you can read more about sleepregression.com/sleeptrainingkids.com on our about us page here.
You’ve got this. Now go and enjoy those sleep regression blog articles responsibly.
At What Ages Do Sleep Regressions Happen? Sleep regressions can happen at any age, although the common and major sleep regressions happen at 4 months, 8-10 months, and 18 months old. For more information on when sleep regressions happen, read my article on it here.
What is the Best 4-Month Sleep Regression Solution? Between 3-5 months old, a baby’s sleep pattern changes. This disruption is unavoidable but can be managed by expecting the maturation and using behavior-based sleep training to guide it in a healthy, intentional direction. For more information on sleep training, start by clicking here.
Are Sleep Regressions Real or a Myth? Sleep regressions are real but not a diagnosable term. They are a lay term for sleep disturbances, which are a diagnosable medical concern. For more information on the reality of sleep regressions, please read my article on it here.
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