MY 3 1/2 month old son fights his sleep SUPER BAD!!! he screams and gets really frustrated.

Nichole - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




I've tried rocking, singing, letting him fall asleep by himself, giving him a bath, a bottle, I feel like I have tried EVERYTHING...what can I do to get him to sleep when he's sleepy?


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Amanda - posted on 01/21/2011




My son is very similar i know how you feel. I can usually tell ahead of time about when naptime will be usually about 3hrs after he wakes up in the morning he needs a nap, so I make him a bottle nd if that doesnt put him to sleep I play his Baby Einstein Around the World Marquee Music toy it is his favorite then I stand up nd rock him to sleep if that doesnt work nd I am going absolutly insane with the screaming I put him in the stroller nd go outside that usually stops the screaming nd he falls asleep.

Casey - posted on 01/20/2011




I agree with Kate, sleep promotes sleep so if he is not getting enough sleep then he will be less likely to want to sleep if that makes sense, get him into routine and hopefully he will settle down, for advice on appropriate routines for your aged baby have a look at Tizzy Hall's Save Our Sleep she has a website and also a book out and she is brilliant. At your little ones age he should probably not be awake for any more then 3-4 hours at a time so if he is awake for longer periods then that then his probably very over tired and once you get him on a good routine you'll probably find that he'll even sleep better at night for you, good luck :)

Kate CP - posted on 01/20/2011




Try putting him to sleep before he seems sleepy. It sounds like he's overly tired.

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