Jen - posted on 11/17/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 4 month old won't go to sleep (for a 5-6 hour stretch) until 10 pm. I nurse him to sleep ( I know, I need to break this habit, but it works for now) at about 8:30 and before he'd go right to sleep. Now he will continuously wake up until 10 pm rolls around adn finally he'll fall asleep until usually 4am. The funny thing is he passes right out after he eats (usually around 9pm) but will wake up at 9:20 each time and after that till 10pm.
I am trying so hard to bump his bedtime up and instead its going the other way!
He is ready for bed at 7 or 8 but if you put him down he'll wake up after 10 or 20 minutes. I am just confused as to what to do - it is such a guessing game!
Any advice or just go with it? The nice thing with 10pm is he sleeps till 3 or 4 and then usually stays down until 9 or 9:30am. But me and my hubby would love some alone time in the evenings!
His last nap is at about 4:30 or 5pm (40 minutes) and he needs it otherwise he'll be super cranky until he goes to bed at his usual time. Keeping him awake doesn't affect how he sleeps etc.