My little guy turned five months old four days ago! He entered the Four Month Sleep Regression about two weeks ago. The major changes for him were:

  • Being extremely hard to transfer to the crib. While he used to self settle upon waking when I put him down, he know cries. I have spent up to an hour try to get him to settle.
  • Waking more frequently during the night. For a few days it was every two hours. Now, he wakes frequently from 6:30 p.m. till midnight, but then gives me a good stretch of 6 hours.

I have read that the key to battling through this regression is consistency, consistency, consistency! So, I am trying not to make any changes to his routine and just putting in the time to resettle him.

Because I keep his routine fluid based on his waking and sleeping rhythms, the following is just a sample schedule:

  • 5 a.m. wake to eat
  • 5:30 a.m. back to bed
  • 7:30 a.m. awake for the day
  • 9:00 a.m. feed
  • 10:30 a.m. nap (for 45 min to 1 hour)
  • 1 p.m. feed
  • 1:30 p.m. nap (for 1 to 2 hours)
  • (4:30 p.m. nap if the previous nap is short)
  • 5 p.m. feed
  • 6:30 p.m. cluster feed and bed

He usually wakes about 10 and I put him back down. He might do the same at 11 as well. I don’t usually feed him until 12 or 12:30 unless he is asking!

What are your current schedules?

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