New mom needs help with 5 month old who has never slept through the night.

Emma - posted on 01/07/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 5 month old has never slept more than 4 hours straight. Every night I put him to sleep after a bottle, bath and some books. Then I either nurse or lay him in his crib to fall asleep depending on how tired he is. 40 min later he's up and crying. Then I soothe him back to sleep. 20min later he's up again and I soothe him back to sleep. This goes on for 4 hours...finally he sleeps for 2 hours then he gets up to nurse. Then another 2 hours and this goes on until he is ready to get out of bed at 8am. This has been my life for almost 5 1/2 months. He takes three 40min naps during the day. He will never nap any longer than that. What am I doing wrong?? I don't want to do the cry it out method.


Pedwards2001 - posted on 01/07/2013




oh i know I hated doing that, and still my 6 year old throwing fits is a hard one for I feel for you, I remember that all too well, try to get him to stay awake more through the day, honestly thats the best advice my dr. ever gave me. it may take a few long days but cranky or not try to keep him up longer or wake him sooner when he naps.

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