I think that's pretty normal behavior. My DD is also 4 mos. and she just barely started being able to put herself to sleep but still wakes up a lot at night. Last night, she woke up only an hour after her feeding and I knew she wasn't hungry, so my husband and I took turns patting her back to sleep. She went back to sleep and slept for 4.5 more hours and went a total of 6 hrs. without eating, her longest ever at night. That is not normal for her, normally she's up every 3-3.5 hrs. like clockwork. I'm going to try this technique more to hopefully get her through the night. If you want him to learn to put himself to sleep there's gonna be a lot of crying but he'll learn. We did the method where you put them down, close the door and check every 10 mins. It's worked for us.
at 4:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2009