By Sleep Training Kids
Sleep regressions most commonly occur in tandem with major developmental milestones.
So let’s talk more about when the common, major, and less-common sleep regressions happen.
- Naturally easy sleepers may simply slide from their baby sleep patterns into a more developed one - Average sleepers may experience a small disturbance in their sleeping pattern - Naturally difficult sleepers may experience a harder time shifting into more adult-like sleep patterns
Do All Babies Go Through the 4-Month Sleep Regression?
Most babies will probably experience some level of sleep disturbance or sleep regression between 8 and 10 months of age.
Here are some ways which affects each baby’s sleep disturbances.
Naturally easy sleepers may self-adjust to these increases in mobility
Average sleepers may experience a small-to-medium-sized disturbance in their sleeping patterns
Naturally difficult sleepers may experience a harder time self-soothing back to sleep
A toddler’s new ability to express opinions
Normal development of separation anxiety
Teething pain, due to erupting molars
Depending on the infant, issues that may trigger a regression at this age can include:
Pulling up to stand
Removal of sleep aids like swaddling
When Do Other Sleep Regressions Take Place?