Many new parents commonly talk about regressions, but they do not have a clear concept of what it is and believe that regression starts when babies start sleeping poorly usually at 3-4 months of age.
Liliana Amaro Coach de Sueño clarifies:
- Regressions do NOT happen when the baby who has slept well since newborn begins to wake up at 3-4 months more than before. This is not a regression; the baby is simply changing his sleep pattern and his habits are getting stronger every time and the baby is becoming more aware of his surroundings.
2. Nor is it when the baby that did NOT sleep well, begins to wake up more frequently and for longer.
3. Regression is not when the child wakes up suddenly at night and stays awake for more than an hour.
Real regressions happen when:
- A baby who is learning to sleep, begins to gain good habits, good routines and suddenly refuses to follow them.
2. A baby who sleeps easily with a certain habit begins to not sleep well and no longer works to make him fall asleep.
3. A habit is removed, and the child wants to return to it
How does sleep regression manifest itself?
- After 3-5 consecutive nights of perfect sleep, the little one refuses the routine and wants to resume previous habits.
2. A child who begins to sleep well and suddenly wakes up many times all night.
3. Restlessness Day and night—it seems impossible to follow routines.
How to survive a regression?
- Understanding what it is and when it can happen.
2. About spending it without ignoring the routine more than a day and a night.
3. Having confidence that it is happening, and everything will be better.
Symptoms to identify:
- No naps
2. Inconsolable and irritable child
3. He slept very well a few days and nights before.
If you have more questions, consult your Sleep coach before it is too late.