I think some kids just have to find their own way. But with my daughter, we put her on an ALL DAY routine when she was 4 months old. Eat, play, sleep. There doesn't have to be a certain time you do the same thing every day, as long as the routine stays the same. At four months she was only sleeping two hours at a time at night (if we were lucky). The first night after we started the routine she only woke up twice. A week later she was down to one time a night. A month later she was sleeping all night. Once she knew what to expect she fell right into the routine and was a lot happier during the day also. Be patient, and give it time.
at 11:20 PM on Jul. 16, 2008