Posts — 4 month sleep regression

Q: My little one is going to turn 8 weeks. Can I continue to use the Ollie Swaddle past 8 weeks?
2020-09-28
Q: My little one is going to turn 8 weeks. Can I continue to use the Ollie Swaddle past 8 weeks?
The answer is...⁠⁠YES! The good news is that your Ollie is purposefully designed to grow with your little one. So, if you are seeing signs that YOUR little one is beginning to reach the monumental stage of rolling from back to stomach, you can begin to use your Ollie with one or both arms out. And, the best part? Because the Ollie has freedom of movement in both the hips and the shoulder joints, your little one will not have any constraint put on any of their amazing joints in either version of swaddling. You can continue to use your Ollie swaddle as a traditional sleep sack throughout their first year!   We know that this transition time can feel hard or even...

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The 4 Month Sleep Regression: Why it Happens & How You Can Help!
2020-08-24
The 4 Month Sleep Regression: Why it Happens & How You Can Help!
Written By: Jamie Labbe, MSOwner/Founder of Oh Baby ConsultingPediatric Sleep ConsultantAs a pediatric sleep specialist, one of most common things I get asked about is whether there is an “X month sleep regression.” The short answer is yes as there are certainly noticeable sleep disruptions when your baby is working on a new skill or going through a mental leap. However, it’s actually a bit more complex than that. Though most true sleep regressions are due to progressions in other areas of your child’s development and normally subside within 1-2 weeks (if your little one was a good sleeper to begin with), there is one “regression” that is different from the rest in that it is a total reorganization of your baby’s brain and sleep cycles....

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The Dreaded 4-Month Sleep Regression
2017-03-20
The Dreaded 4-Month Sleep Regression
The Dreaded 4-Month Sleep RegressionHi there! My name is Lauren, the founder of Sleep and the City Child Sleep Consulting, and I was so excited to share my expertise with this subject when the Ollie World asked me to contribute and weigh in! The 4 Month regression is often the most difficult for parents, and there is actually nothing we can do to stop it. What does it look like? How do you know that your baby is experiencing it? And what can you do to stop it? Let’s dive in……So your'e baby has finally begun to sleep all night, and your'e high-fiving yourself for all the hard work that got you up to this point (or working tirelessly to...

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Sleep Consultant Taking Cara Babies
2017-01-25
Sleep Consultant Taking Cara Babies
I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce Cara Dumaplin, Founder of Taking Cara Babies. She is a Registered Nurse with 18 years experience in Neonatal ICU, Labor & Delivery, Antepartum and Postpartum Care. Cara is married to a pediatrician and is a mom to four. She is an educator and sleep consultant who helps families all across the nation. I was able to spend time with Cara and discuss some of our top questions.  1. Tell us about your background. I had been a nurse for many years when I brought my first baby home from the hospital. I believed my background in neonatal nursing and being married to a pediatrician would mean having a new baby would be...

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The 4-Month Sleep Regression
2016-08-07
The 4-Month Sleep Regression
  Photo: @dearadria The 4-Month Sleep Regression A lot of questions that we get at The Ollie World revolve around the 4-month sleep regression. Is it a real thing? What can I do about it? Did the Ollie stop working? When will it be over? It can be very confusing for new parents whose little ones were beginning to sleep through the night consistently to come up against the 4-month sleep regression. So, what in the world is adding up to these restless nights? Your little one is going through huge developmental changes around the 4-month mark. There are many reasons for your baby to suddenly become restless and have trouble sleeping: It could be a growth spurt. Your little...

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