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Why does my 6 month old cry for hours before bed?

i have a 6 month old and he cries for along time before he finally goes to bed at night, he is fine all day until about 730-800 i need some advice

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Asked by Mommyandwife1 at 10:33 PM on Mar. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my thoughts are that you are keeping him up too long and by the time he gets to bed he is exhaused and unable to sleep. i know it sounds backwards but this is hour babies work. try putting him down a little earlier.

    Answer by 3rdtymsthecharm at 10:37 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • so you think that putting him to bed at 730 is to late??? he eats dinner at 530.....

    Answer by Mommyandwife1 at 10:40 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • My 4mo old fights sleep - she will scream in the evening, too. We try to keep them on a schedule at night and keep them occupied (twins). We will start around 6:30-7 with cereal and bottles, then nekkid babies and bathtime ;) then we will bounce them in their bouncie seats or rock them, or just hold them for a little bit before they either fall asleep or we put them in their crib. They are usually both asleep by 9 at the absolute latest. We used to not start bedtime till 9 or so, but our one was really fussy at night, so we've upped their bedtime, and its working better. She still gets fussy, but not as long because she knows its time to sleep.

    But yeah, it just sounds like hes a little too tired and is fighting sleep. Try an earlier bedtime routine, it should help =)

    Answer by KeikoRose at 10:44 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • He may be overly tired. Does he take naps during the day? If not try and get him to take 2 naps a day for a bout 1 to 2 hours each.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • if its an every night thing it could be colic.... my cousins son did this and it was every night for atleast and hour before he finally fell asleep nothing would sooth him come to find out he was a colic baby

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 AM on Mar. 3, 2009

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