Q&A: early walking affecting sleep regressions?

Elizabeth writes:

"My almost 8 month old started to crawl on mothers day, a nice day for
your first born to do something truly amazing!  He then started to
pull himself up like 5 hours later, truly!  I turned around and he was
in the middle of the floor hands and feet on the floor butt in the
air.  I think we'll have an early walker... anyway he has been
teething for over 3 months, so we have been cosleeping since he was
4.5 months old and I feel like its time he learns to fall asleep on
his own.  He wakes up at the 45 minute mark for almost every nap, I go
in and nurse then back down for another 45- usually if I miss the
window and he wakes completely then he is up after only 45 minutes.
This is the main reason I want to do some sleep training, I plan on
doing [author's name removed because all the sleep training methods are so similar anyway]'s technique.
Of late we have had more night wakings, practicing his crawling, teeth
pain ect...

Okay here is my question for real, if they have met some of the
developmental milestones early do we then have the sleep regression
early?  Or am I in for another sleep regression in a month?"

In general, if your child shows symptoms of sleep regressions (not all kids do) they are independent of everything else because they're symptoms of developmental leaps. The developmental leaps are followed in the book The Wonder Weeks and seem to happen at the same time according to gestatiponal age, so kids who were born early go through them later, and kids who are born late go through them earlier.

So your son will go through his sleep regressions based on developmental stages. All the other stuff (teething, early movement, etc.) disrupts sleep, but isn't technically a "regression" because it's all about the teething or movement or whatever.

Good luck with the training--if your child is in the middle of all this movement or teething or regressions it may not be as successful as you want it to be. As long as you're prepared for the fact that it's not a guaranteed success, you should be able to make it through sensibly without traumatizing either one of you.

Did any parents of early movers feel like it affected regressions? Or just made for longer sleep disruptions?