Sleep regression – A period of time where a baby misses naps/ wakes more during the night and waking earlier for no apparent reason!
When Logan was a newborn he used to sleep for hours at a time, I even had to wake him up for his bottles because he’d sleep for more than 2 hours at a time, when I was in hospital after having him he was the only baby not crying on the ward, and I felt so bad for the mums that had cesareans as they had to keep buzzing the nurses to help them see to their babies as they couldn’t move.
Then when we brought him home obviously the night times where a different story as he’d wake every 2 hours on the dot for a bottle, and those sleepless/interrupted waking’s where the hardest days by far, but hey you know what we got through them and now I miss those early morning snuggles as Logan was so teeny tiny and didn’t flail about like he does now.
Ah yes the 5th leap sleep regression how I love it…um well actually no I don’t, it’s been a bloody nightmare, ever since Logan started teething the nightly waking’s began, now he has two teeth and another on the way, I can’t see a good night’s sleep on the cards anytime soon, I will just run through his sleep/nap schedule now.
Logan’s nap/sleep schedule:
Nap – 10am (this is usually his longest nap of the day)
Nap – 1pm (this is his shortest nap of the day)
Nap – 3pm (this nap is his 2nd longest one of the day)
Nap- 6/7pm (this one is another short nap)
Sleep- 8/9pm (he usually sleeps until about 1/2am in the morning, has his bottle and then sleeps on and off waking every 2 hours until he wakes up for the day at around 6/7am)
So that’s roughly his schedule at the moment, I may have missed when he has playtime because if he’s not eating or drinking he’s either in his jumperoo or on play mat or just sitting on the sofa with me/daddy watching TV, reading him a book etc.
Don’t let this frighten you mummies/daddies to because you will get through it, luckily we’re nearly at the end of Logan’s 5th leap, and I’m still alive. I’m not going to lie it can be stressful and even when you’re feeling like a mumbie (mum zombie) and feel like quitting, with a little support from your spouse its manageable and before you know it your baby is no longer going through leap and is sleeping through again (I PRAY!)
I have left a link to the wonder weeks website where you can download their app, which is available on the Apple App store/Android play-store and many other platforms, they even have a book/journal to help you keep track of your babies leaps, it has been a life saver and it explains and goes into great detail why your baby might be the way he/she is, it really puts me at ease and helps me see the brighter days and how I can help Logan through the leap.
Thanks for reading, hope this helps you in some way and gives you some sort of relief, let me know how your babies slept during there leaps. 🙂