Sleep regressions are one of the cruelest tricks of nature that exist, right up there with having pumpkins only in season in the fall, and slugs. Think about it; before the glow wears off from finally being able to answer yes when someone asks, “Is your baby sleeping through the night?” you have to change your answer. That said, I think there are some good, and some not so good, ways to handle sleep regressions. Then, of course, there are the worst ways to respond to your baby’s sleep regression, some of which involve lots of bright lights, liquor, and shouting. (Just kidding. Sort of.)
Seriously though, I can honestly say that my son’s sleep regressions weren't that much worse than what any other parent goes through or experiences, they just felt worse because I had already tasted that sweet, sweet elusive mistress that is a full night’s sleep. In other words, of course parents will react when sleep is ripped from our fingertips. The regression I experienced around ten months was arguably the toughest, because it was also coupled with my many, many feelings about finally moving my son to his own bedroom.
Of course, every family’s different, but I think us parents can all agree that no matter what the circumstances are in your home, these reactions to a sleep regression probably won’t help all that much: