You think you are in the clear. Your kiddo has been sleeping through the night for several weeks, and you have finally started to feel like yourself again. Then, suddenly, the night wakings begin again. To top it off, your kid has started to fight naps and bedtime too. Although it may feel like it, your baby is not actually out to hurt you. This is what is known as a sleep regression. For a lot of parents, it comes as a surprise, so there are things a sleep expert wants you to know about sleep regressions to help you survive this tough time.
In a recent interview with Nicole Johnson— a baby sleep coach, owner of The Baby Sleep Site, and a mother of two boys — I learned that almost all parents have had to deal with sleep regressions at some point. It's not a fun time, to say the least, but parents all over the world (myself included) have lived to tell the tale. With a little patience and persistence, you can be one of the mighty survivors, as well.
Here is some information about sleep regression that Johnson and a few other sleep experts really want you to know to help you get through this dreaded stage.