my 9 month old fights naps, but will sleep the whole night (most of the time) he sleeps from 9pm or so to 6-7 am then he naps for about an hour around noon and another hour anytime between 3-6pm. but when he goes down for a nap or for bed time the only thing i can do is rock him...i've been told let him cry, well, the longest he's cried is about 30mins...he will not cry himself to sleep i've tried, he will only go to sleep if rocked. and even then he'll fight me and arch his back and rub his eyes and cry. at 4 months all you can really do is feed him and love him and try to keep him calm and relaxed the best you can. do you use a night light, because i've read that a light can keep him awake. you can also try a mobil or something that plays lullabies. keep testing and see what works best...he may just want to be held. he's only been in this world 4 months, he spent more time nice and snug with you while in womb. GL!
at 2:19 AM on Jan. 12, 2011