Welcome back to our baby sleep guide. Today, we're discussing your darling's sleep from 3-6 months of age. During this time, babies usually start to develop a more predictable sleep pattern, but there may still be sleep regressions or growth spurts to navigate.
Tip 1: Encourage Day and Night Recognition
If not already established, it's important to help your baby distinguish between day and night. Make daytime feeds and activities lively, and night-time feeds quiet and calm.
Tip 2: Develop a Consistent Sleep Routine
By this age, babies can start to follow a more defined sleep schedule. Bedtime rituals like reading a book, singing a lullaby, or having a warm bath can cue your baby that it's time to sleep.
Tip 3: Promote Self-Soothing
Some babies may have started self-soothing by now, which is an important skill for sleep. Allow your baby some time to self-soothe if they wake up at night before rushing in to comfort them.
Tip 4: Understand Sleep Regressions
Sleep regressions often occur around 4 months of age. Understanding that these are common can make it less stressful when your baby's sleep is disrupted. You can read a blog post we write all about Sleep Regression.
Your baby's sleep patterns will continue to evolve, but with patience and these baby sleep tips, you can improve your baby's sleep.