Originally Posted by mamarootoo
i think people refer to that as "the 4 month wall."
lots (most, maybe) have a sleep regression around 4 months. it could be that your baby just needs more mama.
things you could try (i know pp mentioned some of these too)
swinging (you cold try the amby baby motion bed)
staying close by for 20 minutes after he's asleep to help him stay that way
change his sleeping surface (soft, hard, scratchy, warm, cool)
make sure he's in 100% cotton from head to toe
a recording of mama and daddy softly talking playing in the background
these are all things we tried. not to discourage you, but my daughter didn't sleep for more than 45-60 minutes until she was 18 months old. i think she's pretty far at the high-needs extreme, but she doesn't have any problems. that was just how she was.
you could get The Baby Sleep Book, by DR. Sears. it helped me see what was normal for babies, and it gave us quite a few ideas on how to parent our little girl at nighttime.
good luck mama.
Originally Posted by missjessicajames
My LO is almost 4 months and she'll do this same thing unless we do the following.
Swaddle her super tight (I use this Dudu wrap or she gets out of it)
Nurse her to sleep
Lay with her for about 30 minutes or Put her in her swing all swaddled up
If I do all of this then she'll sleep for 1-2 hours.
Honestly though she sleeps the most soundly and the longest if I have her in her Moby Wrap. I keep her wrapped up when possible but sometimes I need to take a shower (or make out with my husband )
Originally Posted by Kirstyandgirls
when my dd2 was that age i either let her sleep in my arms or in the sling and then took her to bed with us.
She's 12 months now and it is only the past month or so that she's slept alone in the evenings. It is bliss having that time to share with my dp again so i understand why you want him to sleep for longer stretchs but if your getting stressed trying to get him to sleep alone perhaps you could just leave it a while and try again when he's a bit older?
I hope you find a solution that works for you