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Four month sleep regression baby

I write to you from Hell… just kidding, I’m on the foot stool next to Bug’s bed. Not talking, not touching, just sitting while she lies with her head facing the other way. And every few minutes gives an attempt at a cry. 

But at least she’s in her bed! She’s completely refused all naps in her bed so far this week. So this is a major win! I’m talking champagne, the I proper stuff… or at least a really large glass of whatever is open in the fridge. 

Now bedtime is the stuff nightmares are made from! Bedtime used to be a pleasant routine, now it’s a panic-inducing labour. I’m pretty sure my blood pressure is through the roof, climbing from approximately 18:00, in anticipation of the dreaded sleep attempts! Last night was an early 22:00ish before she was down. The night before, midnight. And over the weekend, one night her refusals were so adamant that I got a sum total of zero hours sleep. By midnight it was clear the only way she’d sleep was in my arms. So Bug and I got the big bed. She slept, I hot-eyed with lack of sleep, watched hours of Downtown Abbey! Every now and again she would wake. And I would break yet another rule from the book I’d probably added to the pile of must-reads. 

We’ve seriously considered whether we could get the dog to pull his weight a bit more and add him to the bedtime rota? 

And all this is the joy of the four month sleep regression. What a delight. A real champ! Something for all new parents to look forward to. And a real reason to make sure your wine fridge is well stocked! Maybe include a screw-cap or two, for when you’re too tired. Or if you’ve reached my level, it will just be a comfort to know all that wine is there, waiting for you, for when this phase passes (fingers crossed). 

Lucky x


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  1. Hang in there legend xx Sebastian (#2) went for 10 months with no sleep before we found the baby whisperer (not her real name, I called her a witch doctor, also not her real name), but she had him sleeping in 3 days 🤯. Check out babysleepstar on Facebook.

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