RYLIE - posted on 05/01/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 5 month old has been sleeping 10-12 hours straight every night since he was 3 months old, it's wonderful. The problem is that getting him to bed is such an ordeal. He will fall asleep perfectly at bedtime but between 15 and 30 minutes in he wakes up screaming and refuses to go back to sleep. Another problem I'm having is that he refuses to put himself to sleep, I have tried everything I can think of but ultimately have to snuggle and nurse him to sleep and then wait until he is in a deep sleep to move him into his own bed, sometimes it takes an hour or more. Also, when I started having set nap times, after a couple weeks of adjusting, he would take a 2-3 hour nap in the morning and a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon. I expected his naps to get shorter as he was able to stay awake longer but recently he has only been napping for less than an hour for each nap. I wouldn't mind so much but he is so tired and crabby all day and refusing to nap at all sometimes. Every morning he wakes with cute noises and talks to himself but every other time he wakes up he is screaming, no warning, no fussing, no crying, just screaming. I don't know what to do.