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XDaniGirl 2 kids; Fayetteville, Arkansas 1407 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting XDaniGirl:</b>" Sometimes the bottle and walking and rocking ... [snip!] ... him awake for a good four hours or so before bedtime? If hes napping too late in the day it will make him fight sleep at night."


It's not necessarily always at bed time. Sometimes its when he's exhausted but doesn't want to take a nap.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
24th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting XDaniGirl:</b>" I can't get him in a routine. Liek it's almost impossible. The doctor told me to feed him every 4 hours ... [snip!] ... a sleeping baby. And his naps just depend on what kind of mood hes in. He may sleep for an hour or he may sleep for 3 to 4... "</blockquote>




Are you Laying him on his back? If he has reflux it might be upsetting his tummy.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18293 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting XDaniGirl:" I can't get him in a routine. Liek it's almost impossible. The doctor told me to feed him every 4 hours ... [snip!] ... a sleeping baby. And his naps just depend on what kind of mood hes in. He may sleep for an hour or he may sleep for 3 to 4... "


It doesn't have to be at the same time every day. Just do the same things.



DD and I play with her toy dog, read a book, sing a song, then I rock her to sleep.
The time I do this varies, but it's always the same thing. That's how they know it's time for bed.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18293 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting XDaniGirl:</b>" I can't get him in a routine. Liek it's almost ... [snip!] ... sleep for 3 to 4... "</blockquote> Are you Laying him on his back? If he has reflux it might be upsetting his tummy."


This too. He needs to sleep on an incline.
They have mattress wedges for cribs that you put under the mattress to elevate them and help their reflux.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
24th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting XDaniGirl:</b>" It's not necessarily always at bed time. Sometimes its when he's exhausted but doesn't want to take a nap."</blockquote>



He might not be exhausted, he could just be bored. He might just be looking for more stimulation. Try playing with him,reading, singing, and all that fun stuff. If he's acting cranky and not falling asleep, he's probably not tired, just bored.
And he should be sleeping on an incline to reduce the discomfort from the reflux.

justwanttodelete Due July 23; Switzerland 1021 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" That's definitely too young. Experts say not before 6 months but I'd never let an infant cry. It may ... [snip!] ... up and do it again. He will get used to it and eventually you can just lay him down while he's drowsy and he'll fall asleep. "

THIS!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~ Thailand 339 posts
24th Nov '12

6m is a bare minimum.



Also, there is a huge emotional difference in holding your baby while he cries himself to sleep and leaving him to cry himself asleep alone. If you were having a breakdown, would you rather your husband hold you through it or leave the room and shut the door?