Hi everyone. I am a new mom and I am struggling with my baby's sleep patterns lately. My 6-month-old baby used to sleep well during the night and take a few naps during the day. But recently, he has been waking up frequently at night and refuses to nap during the day. I am feeling overwhelmed and sleep-deprived. I have tried different techniques such as white noise, swaddling, and a consistent bedtime routine but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or tips on how to handle baby's sleep regression or refusal to nap during the day? Thanks in advance.
Hello everyone! I am a mother of a 10-month-old baby, and I remember the sleep regression phase when my baby was around 6 months old. During that period, my baby would wake up at night, and even during daytime naps, they were restless and wouldn't sleep for long. I found that taking cues from my baby helped me understand what worked and what didn't.
For instance, I noticed that some days my baby wouldn't sleep well in their crib but would sleep well during car rides or a stroller ride. So, I started taking my baby for short car rides when they were sleepy, and it worked like magic. I also realized that some days my baby acted restless because they were too warm or too cold. So, dressing them in comfortable warm clothes or using a light blanket when it's not too warm helped them sleep better.
Another thing I would recommend is to ensure that your baby is getting enough playtime during the day. They need to be active and engaged during the day to be tired enough to sleep well at night.
Lastly, It's important to remember that every baby is different, and what works for one baby may not work for another. So, it's essential to keep experimenting with different techniques until you find one that works for you and your baby.