One of my favorite times of day is the last snuggle in bed with each of my boys. With my eldest, I ask him the favorite part of the day, and he often says it's snuggling right then with mommy. One night my youngest (he was 3 at the time) snuggled into me and said, "You and Daddy are the best". Awwww! Knowing that one day they will be teenagers and the last thing they may want is Mommy snuggling in bed, I treasure these moments. I hope you are building these positive moments into your sleep routine at night. I know that's sometimes hard to do when you are stressing about getting baby to bed and praying she doesn't wake up an hour later. I promise it gets better!
Here's One Big Reason Why Your Baby Isn't Sleeping Of course, it can be tough to remember that it gets better if you're in the midst of a truly tough sleep season. Does your child seem extra-fussy? Is she waking more than usual at night? Have naps completely fallen apart?
It's possible that you're experiencing what we call a sleep regression.
Sleep regressions are phases that happen at specific times during a child's development - and during a regression, sleep basically falls apart. Sleep regressions typically happen at the following times:
* 6 weeks
* 4 months
* 8 (or 9 or 10) months
* 12 months
* 18 months
* 2 years
Fortunately for you, I've spent years advising parents about sleep regressions, and I've condensed my recommendations into a series of blog articles. Here's the page where you can find all the sleep regression articles we have on the site (there's even a sleep regression quiz, to help you determine if what you're going through is a sleep regression, or something else!): Sleep Regression Resource Page
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