Sleep Regression in Different Ages

Sleep regressions exist throughout different months of a baby’s first year of life. The timeframe for sleep regressions usually lasts for about three to six weeks and causes a baby to wake from their sleep frequently at night or during daytime naps.

The science behind sleep regression can be due to the development of the brain and your baby starting to notice activities and sounds happening around them. In the first 12 months of a baby’s life, their brain is still developing and can cause sleeping regression to occur frequently at different ages.

Here we have a look at some of the different sleep regression ages.

4 Month Sleep Regression

At 4 months old, a baby is experiencing permanent changes to their development and sleeping habits. At 4 months, a baby starts to sleep more solidly and not as unpredictably as from birth. At 4 months, you can expect the baby to wake frequently during the night and shorter nap times.

8 Month Sleep Regression

The 8-month sleep regression happens due to developmental milestones that are occurring between 8 and 9 months of age. Around this age, the physical development of a baby reaches a significant point. At this age, they will start crawling and pulling up. This is the age where they focus on speaking.

10 Month Sleep Regression

This entire sleep regression lasts for three to six weeks and some days might be better than others. At this stage, many babies can stand up which can complicate the sleeping patterns and schedules.

11 – 12 Month Sleep Regression

The 11 and 12-month sleep regressions are not as common as the 4-10 months sleep regressions. This sleep regression has a lot to do with daytime naps, many babies start refusing their second daytime nap at this age.