“My baby just turned 5 months. Before Daylight Savings (DST) ended he was sleeping 7pm -7am with 1 night feed & napping 1-2 hours.
After DST ended his naps are now 30 mins. And he’s waking up every 1-2 hours at night. .
He was sleep trained at 3 months, so we’re not used to having these problems. .
He won’t go back to sleep on his own. He cries endlessly. Once I pick him up, he falls asleep in my arms. If I put him in his crib he’ll wake up and cry. So I give in and just let him sleep next to me because I haven’t been sleeping for over one week. Any advice? 😔”
That sounds so exhausting! I'm sure Daylight Savings ending contributed to your baby’s recent sleep troubles, but it sounds like more than the time change..
Maybe it's the 4 month sleep regression coming a bit late? Here's a video I made on this regression with tips to help you get through it-> bit.ly/4-mo-video
Disruptions like travel, illness or sleep regressions can throw baby's sleep off, making them more restless and harder to settle for sleep. Every now and again, you’ll need to "tune up" your baby’s sleep again.
The good news is that babies who have been sleep trained often go back to sleeping well quite quickly (with your consistency.) .
I recommend you go back to the steps you used to sleep train your baby previously. Start from the beginning and I’m sure he’ll be back to sleeping long stretches within a few days.
At 5 months, stick to awake times of 1.5-2.5 hours throughout the day.
For babies who haven’t been sleep trained, we always begin teaching new sleep habits at bedtime. The way you handle your baby’s bedtime will determine if he has long, restful sleep overnight (or not.) .
Also, at bedtime your baby’s drive to sleep is quite strong. This means that it’s the time of day when your baby is most likely to comply with changes in sleep routines. .
Because bedtime is so important to helping babies sleep well, I made a free guide walking parents through exactly what to do. .
You can get your free guide by clicking the link in my bio
. ➡ Has YOUR BABY’S sleep recently been disrupted? How do you help baby start sleeping well again? Tell us in the comments!