For months our baby went to sleep rather easily at night. We have our little bedtime routine that includes a massage with lotion, getting his nightgown on, then we read him a bedtime story.
We would then put him to bed still awake, but drowsy, and he would fall asleep within minutes.
It seems as though right when he hit the 4 month mark, everything has changed. He cries anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes before passing out and going to sleep.
My husband walks him around the house singing "the itsy bitsy spider" until he finally passes out.
We thought perhaps he was becoming overly tired and needed to go to sleep earlier, so we moved his bedtime from 8 to 7:30. This didn't help, so we tried 7 p.m., even 6:30.
This still isn't working.
Nothing else has changed with his bedtime routine, nor has his naps during the day changed.
He is sucking on his hands like mad lately, and drooling quite a bit, and I hear teething can affect bedtime habits. We don't see any teeth though, so we're not sure if teething has anything to do with it.
Has anyone else experienced this?