And so to set the ball rolling on my hopefully regular post – My Wednesday Whinge.
This week can be summed up in four words: Four. Month. Sleep. Regression!
Yep, my four month old is in the full swing of this bad boy and gosh am I feeling it!
What I don’t get is how I have two older children and I have never before heard of this said sleep regression?
Basically, what I can gather from the millions of websites I have looked at (in desperation for a solution), it is when babies go from always sleeping in a deep sleep to developing more of an adult sleep pattern with more lighter sleep periods. When they are in the lighter sleep periods they wake up more easily and need to learn to settle themselves back to sleep.
That is where things are going wrong – Baby DaisLikeThese can’t settle herself back to sleep!!
And then I’m caught in between conflicting sets of advice; don’t cuddle the baby or help her to sleep – that will create bad habits, but at the same time don’t leave her to cry – she’s too young!!
What is a mum to do?!
I am basically spending my nights and days, popping a dummy back in (I know, I know – that probably won’t help!), “shhhh, shhhh”ing, patting, and generally banging my head against a wall!!
She turns five months next week – does that mean this will all be over?!!