The 8 Month Sleep Regression
If you have noticed a disruption in the sleep cycle of your baby who is between 8 and 10 months, your baby might be experiencing the 8 month sleep regression. Your baby is probably having a hard time falling asleep, wakes up several times overnight and still wakes up very early. There is no need to worry for it is normal for some babies to go though this, and it wont last forever.
This sleep regression is caused by a number of developments including:
This is around the time when most babies’ physical skills such as crawling and pulling up are getting better by the day, and this can get in the way of their normal sleeping routines.
This is also the time when most babies begin babbling, and because they want to do it over and over again, it can also affect their sleeping patterns. When you put your child to bed, try ignoring them when they are babbling away until they fall asleep again.