Can't complain...but why is bedtime so different than naps/nightwakings? (4 month old) - Mothering Forums

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Old 08-02-2012, 04:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My little guy gets nursed down for naps (usually, although sometimes he "talks" in arms w/o nursing) and goes back down fine after his middle-of-the night feedings (which are back up to 3 from 1, but that's another issue.)  

 

My question is: why is he so much harder to settle at bedtime? My other LO was the same way. He'll nurse down at 6 or 7 pm, I'll think he's out cold, and then he'll wake up 10 minutes later. This repeats a few times before he finally sleeps.  

 

Any advice? Or ideas why this is happening? 

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I am not sure of the "why" but I remember having similar experiences with my babies. I always thought that maybe the sleep patterns were different in the afternoon and at night.    shrug.gif
 


 
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We have the same issue at almost 4 months.  I have been wondering if I need to tweak bedtime or something...


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Same here, no idea why. greensad.gif

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