Oh the joys of sleep regression.
Ava slept through the night since she was two months old. Once she knew how to flip over onto her stomach (and would do it as soon as we placed her on her back), that was the end of her waking up in the middle of the night.
Not that she had much of an issue before that, as she only woke up 1-2 times a night anyways and in some cases, we had to work pretty hard to get her to wake up to eat, but it was so amazing that she started sleeping through the night at such a young age.
And I know I am one lucky mama.
Then she turned 8 months old and the dreaded sleep regression made it's way into our house. She started waking up at 1:00am on the dot, every single night and then it moved to midnight for a week or so. And now she is 9 months old and it seems to get worse and worse by the day. She wakes up at midnight and then around 3 or 4am and then again at 5am (sometimes) and then wakes up for the day around 7:30am.
I'll admit, its not too bad since she falls right back asleep (that is, if I give her my boob) but I don't have it as easy as I used to.
How did I get my baby to sleep through the night originally?
I tried it for two days and it worked like a charm. But now, I am scared that by dream feeding her, I am training her that she needs snacks throughout the night. Hence, I am solving a short term issue but making a very difficult long term issue.
And that's my current mama dilemma.
So I am coming to you to ask for some advice. How did you get rid of your baby's sleep regression? Throw it all at me...I'm all ears!