Karen - posted on 08/04/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
My 4 month old baby sleeps a few hours the first stretch and then is up on the hour for the rest of the night.
He normally naps 4 times a day: one 1.5 hours and the rest 45 min. We have been trying to put him to sleep earlier around 8pm but he cries and fights for at least two hours and doesn't fall asleep until around 10:30 or 11:00. He must be too distracted to feed during the day and before bed time because feedings seem way shorter now (but I heard this is normal) and when if I try to feed him longer he freaks out. I feed him in his room day and night otherwise he is glancing all around and eats only for a few minutes. At bed time we use to feed him quiet a bit to make sure his tummy is full and play with him a little bit and change into pjs. Now he seems to know when it's bed time as he knows the routine and he isntantly starts screaming specially when the lights go out.
He is obviously overtired but we can't get him to sleep early enough and maybe he is hungry. Could that be why he wakes up all night? But I will make sure the first time he is up that I feed him well but he still gets up in an hour and then will only feed for a few minutes and lately does not fall back asleep right away.
I thought teething but I have given him orajel, tylenol and tablets and they don't make a difference.
What could be making him wake up so often?