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How do i get my Four month old on a decent sleep schedual?

My son sleeps all day and is up a good majority of the night

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Asked by JsMommy2010 at 2:57 AM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • keep him up, or just don't let him nap a long time. No naps after 5pm. Play with him around the house, just keep him entertained, or go outside if possible that will wake him up or at least it did with mine.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:05 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Thank you

    Comment by JsMommy2010 (original poster) at 3:05 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • try and make him stay up during the day, its hard i have to wake my son up from naps because if i didnt he would sleep all night

    Answer by MSKASSYLEIGH at 3:13 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • At 4 months it's most likely that he still needs fairly frequent naps during the day. An overtired baby can be even harder to get to sleep. Just make sure that his daytime naps aren't too long. At that age, mine were taking 3 naps/day. Two 2 hour naps and a third 1 hour nap and then were sleeping through around 10 hours/night. The amount of sleep each child needs will vary but I wouldn't let my baby nap for longer than a couple of hours at one time.

    Answer by missanc at 8:13 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Put him on a three hour feeding schedule. After each feeding, keep him up for a while. Then allow him to sleep until the next feeding during the day. When you feed him for the last time at night and put him down, don't feed him again until morning, even if he awakens. By 4 months, most babies do not need a night feeding, but if they wake and you feed them, that becomes a habit, just like the daytime routine becomes a habit.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:30 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Don't let naps be longer than 2 hrs durring the day and try to keep them close to the sametime everyday. your baby probably has his days and nights mixed up.

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 10:09 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • i would try to do some kind of night time routine. it doesnt have to be exact every night but like a bath and bottle then bed. at 4 months i would put her in her pack and play or crib at the time and she loved to play with my fingers until she just fell asleep. at that time she was getting up one time a night but it was pretty much routine for her. every child is different. i don't remember naps but they were at the same time everyday or as close as possible. good luck.

    Answer by lambdarose at 10:48 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

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