The child specialist and consultant Michele Melão talks once again about some peculiarities occurring in the baby’s sleep, very interesting!
“It probably sounds familiar to many mothers. My son slept like an angel until he was 4 months old (even with free demand for feedings) and from the 4th month on, my nights became very difficult. Teeth? Ear? Reflux ? Probably not. Most likely your baby is going through sleep regression at 4 months.
What happens in the 4th month?
The 4th month of life is a milestone in the sleep habits of most babies. Until this period, babies usually sleep soundly practically all the time and there is not so much difference between day and night sleep.
However, with the maturation of the brain, there is a change in sleep patterns and, even for some mothers this change costs bad nights because there is a good chance that the baby will wake up with each sleep cycle that ends, this is something excellent for your baby – is a sign of growth and development.
Unlike the sleep regressions that babies can spend at 10, 12, 18 or 24 months that can last for a few weeks and pass without any intervention, this 4th month regression is unlikely to go away without the help of parents .
Baby Sleep Care
At this time, it is very important to promote sleep learning for your baby. What can parents do?
- Watch out for the sleep associations you create for your baby. Putting him in the crib sleepy but still awake is a great way to let your child learn to sleep.
- Create a sleep routine to make your baby safe.
- Maintain a pleasant environment for the time of sleep. Worry about the light, noise, temperature of the room.
What not to do
Remember that attitudes like breastfeeding your child until he sleeps, rocking or lulling can create a wrong association of sleep, a bad habit, and therefore may not be the best alternative.
Creating healthy sleep habits during this period can make all the difference in your baby’s life. Analyze your child’s temperament and your family’s lifestyle and try to make sleeping time enjoyable and pleasurable for everyone. ”
Michele Melão is a child sleep consultant and baby planner certified by the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals (IABPP) and International Maternity Institute (IMI), California, and is a partner at Maternity Coach ( www.maternitycoach.com.br ) – a consultancy specializing in various services for pregnant women and babies.
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Key Information Box:
- Child specialist and consultant Michele Melão talks once again about some peculiarities occurring in the baby’s sleep.
- The 4th month of life is a milestone in the sleep habits of most babies.
- As the brain matures, there is a change in sleep patterns.
- Analyze your child’s temperament and your family’s lifestyle and try to make sleeping time enjoyable and pleasurable for everyone.
- Michele Melão is a child sleep consultant and baby planner certified by the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals (IABPP) and International Maternity Institute (IMI).
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.