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4 month old not sleeping Lock Rss


I have a 4 month old boy that doesn't sleep much during the day nor at night. His routine is similar to this:

during the day and night he feeds about every 3 hours

during the day I am lucky if he has 3 x 1 hour sleeps and during the night he feeds every 3 hours and sleeps in between.

I am still wrapping him with one arm in and one out. Although he is generally not distressed when he is awake should he be sleeping more.

My daughter slept through from 3 months. Should I just bear with it until I put him on solids? I am still breastfeeding him and he is gaining weight ok (700 gms last month).

He is a very spewy/windy baby too.

Any advice appreciated.


Lifes full of challenges

Hi Tammy,
Feeding every 3 hours at 4 months sounds like he is demand feeding and he may not even be giving hunger cries as much as tired cries some of the time, which could well be a reason for the vomiting and wind.

I would highly recommend that you get into a feed/play/sleep routine so you can feed baby when he wakes, then play and watch for tired signs, rubbing eyes, yawning, grumpy, arching the back, then when tired signs are displayed you can settle him awake into his cot using some settling techniques knowing that he has had a feed and he is definitely tired not hungry.

Settling baby awake into the cot teaches him to sleep independently and not reliant on your comfort or breast feed to resettle himself.

You can get details for our settling program from <a href="">Your Baby’s Sleep</a> page or from <a href="It's time to sleep</a"">It's Time To Sleep</a> DVD&BOOK.
Best of luck.
Cheers Maree

It's Time to Sleep

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