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I remember this phase like it was yesterday as it was one of the most challenging moments I faced after becoming a new parent. The 4-month sleep regression is not a phase it is PERMANENT. I do not like to call it a “regression” as it is more of a “progression”! For the first three months of your baby’s life, they will spend more time asleep than awake, however after four months, our babies move from the newborn phases of sleep into more adult-like sleep stages. Your baby’s brain becomes more active and they will experience more time in a lighter, non-REM sleep stage which causes them to wak...

This is by far one of the most talked about problem in babies. Cat napping… Whilst it is totally normal for young babies to wake after just one sleep cycle or less, this can become a habit in later months. Catnapping can become more of an issue beyond three to four months of age when the lack of sleep during the day causes frequent night waking’s, an overall grumpy baby, and exhausted parents. So what is a cat nap? Technically anything under 45 minutes is classed as a cat nap. From three months onwards, your baby becomes ready for some consistency with routine, longer awake windows, and le...

Most babies are ready to drop their second nap between twelve and eighteen months of age, however our recommendation is to avoid losing the nap too soon, somewhere between fifteen to eighteen months is ideal. It’s important to remember that before you decide to drop a nap, make sure that the signs are consistent with your child being developmentally ready, this includes not just the result of a few ‘off’ days or the schedule you’d like to have. Your child’s morning naps are generally the most restorative, which makes them particularly crucial for young babies who need the nap for early brai...

Did you know that sleep regressions are generally from a result of learning progression? What Happens? This regression has a great deal to do with your child’s new skills along with becoming more mobile, more aware of the world around them & generally ready for more stimulate play. They are getting close to transitioning from two naps down to one. By this age they can follow simple commands and will be practicing saying a few words at this stage. Separation anxiety can also come into play here as your child may genuinely be distressed when you walk out at nap time, or when you leave the...

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