It goes without saying that sleep can be frustrating especially within the first year of life.
No sooner do you think that you have established a healthy sleeping pattern than something seems to knock you off course. From nap transitions to weaning onto solid food, dropping night-time feeds and of course sleep regressions and growth spurts. Many clients ask me if the sleep regression is a myth. I would confirm that sleep regressions are indeed very real and can make your child’s sleep and indeed your own sleep, fall apart in a heartbeat with frustrating night awakenings and nap resistance.
The most notable sleep regressions may be observed at four months, 8 months and/ or 9-10 months, 12 months, 18 and 2 years. You will be pleased to know that not all families will experience a regression at each of these intervals, but what you may find is one or two of the regression phases are more disruptive than the others.
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Issue 31 - Summer 2019