One of the most difficult things about having a baby is when they go through a sleep regression. It can be frustrating for both baby and parent, and often leaves everyone feeling exhausted. A sleep regression is when a baby who was previously sleeping well suddenly starts waking up more often or has trouble falling asleep.
There are a few things that you can do to help your baby through a sleep regression:
1. Try to keep a consistent bedtime routine. This will help your baby know that it is time to sleep and will make it easier for them to fall asleep. This can include giving the baby a bath, reading bedtime stories, and rocking in a rocking chair.
2. Don't let your baby get overtired. If you can, put your baby to bed before they get too tired. A tired baby will have a harder time falling asleep and is more likely to wake up during the night.
3. Try not to feed your baby right before bed. A full tummy can make it harder for a baby to sleep.
4. Make sure that your baby's sleeping environment is comfortable and calming. A dark and quiet room will help your baby to relax and fall asleep.
5. Try not to stress. A sleep regression can be frustrating, but it is only temporary. It is important to stay calm and patient during this time.