Is it a sleep regression…or is it something else? That’s a question that many parents would like the answer to. After all, until you uncover the root of your baby or toddler’s sleep problems, you can’t know how to respond to them, and how best to solve them.
Today, we bring you a brand-new quiz, designed to help you uncover whether your baby or toddler’s recent sleep problems are the result of a sleep regression, or something else entirely. Take the easy, 7-question quiz, and you’ll get additional insights into whether the sleep problems you’re facing are due to a sleep regression or not.
After you see the results of your quiz, please come back to this page and scroll all the way down for resources. If your problem is a sleep regression, we have many sleep regression articles available. If it’s something else, there are links below designed to help you get at the root of your baby or toddler’s sleep challenges.
Sleep Regression, or Something Else? A Baby Sleep Site® Quiz
Sleep Regression? Resources That Can Help
If your quiz indicated that you are most likely facing a sleep regression, take a look at the following resources:
- 4 month sleep regression (original article)
- 4 month sleep regression (new article)
- 8,9 or 10 month sleep regression
- 12 month sleep regression
- 18 month sleep regression
- 2 year sleep regression
Not A Sleep Regression? It May Be One Of These Problems
If the results of your quiz indicated that your baby or toddler is probably not or most likely not going through a sleep regression, you may be wondering what IS going on with your little one’s sleep. Take a look at the following resources for help:
- Sleep Associations: Is Rocking Your Baby Harmful? (Read this one first – this may very well be the root of your little one’s sleep problems.)
- How To Handle Teething and Sleep
- Sleep Regression, or Growth Spurt? Or Both?
- How Baby Growth Spurts Affect Feeding and Sleep
- How Potty Training Affects Sleep
- Common Nap Transitions, and How To Manage Them
- How Illness Affects Your Baby or Toddler’s Sleep
- 7 Gentle, Natural Tips To Help Your Newborn Sleep
- How Moving Homes Affects Sleep
- 10 Tips To Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep
- Newborn Sleep Patterns and Schedules
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6 thoughts on “Sleep Regression, or Something Else?”
my 5 month old nephew is not sleeping so well he wakes up very early in the morning (almost midnight) and takes just 1 or 2 naps of half an hour long max. we are worried what should we do?..he is having 7 or 8 hours sleep or even less sometimes at a stretch
Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource! I’m sorry to hear your nephew is having trouble sleeping. Based on his age and your description of his naps, I bet he’s dealing with the 4 month sleep regression, which happens to all babies around this age. We have an article on it here describing symptoms and how to help: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-sleep-patterns/4-month-sleep-regression/
I hope this helps, but please feel free to write us at [email protected] if you need further help!
My 7.5 month old went from sleeping 10- 12 hours for a about 5 months to now waking up in the middle of the night. Her pamper is soaked and a quick change and rock back asleep doesn’t work. We have to feed her and she goes back asleep. I don’t want her to get used to eating in the middle of the night but I’ve tried an hour of trying to get her to sleep without it and my nerves are shot!! HELP!!
@Lynn, thank you for writing to us. I am sorry your once 10-12 hour sleeper is now waking in the middle of the night! It can be difficult to determine what the cause is without looking at a full picture of her sleep history to see what the contributing factors may be. For additional information that may be able to provide some answers, we have a free ebook with tips for sleeping through the night if you would like to download it and look through: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-sleep-through-night-free-ebook/
If the problem persists and she does develop a habit of eating (when she does not need the calories) and you need help breaking it, let us know. We have an amazing team of consultants that can help walk you through the process to getting her sleeping again in a way that you feel confident about implementing. 🙂 You can contact us directly at [email protected]
Hang in there! I hope this is a phase that passes soon!
So we are going through the 8-10 month sleep regression with my 9 month old and it has been about 6 weeks. How do you know when it is over?
@ Kim Keen – well, generally it’s over when things go back to normal, sleep-wise. If things aren’t back to normal in another 1-2 weeks, then it may be that your baby has formed some sleep habits that you’ll need to work on correcting – you can usually just do some gentle sleep training (provided you’ve sleep trained before, and your baby knows how to fall asleep alone), and that will get things back on track.
Thanks for your comment, Kim! 🙂
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