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29 Aug 2011

baby cant sleep, waving arms keep him awake
My 4 month old baby naps like a dream during the day, will sleep anywhere and will go off without too many problems, but at night he''s a nightmare.

He has a bedtime routine which includes bath, stories, milk, cuddles etc. We put him down and he''s so tired, rubbing his eyes and yawning all the time, but he really fights sleep, I mean physically fights it, And has to hold his arms down to get him to go off most of the time, during the day it''s not a problem, we think it''s pretty odd.

I have to sleep with him almost every night to hold his arm to sleep.
Please help, im really tired.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

We really need our regular forum members with experience with this sort of sleep problem to advise you. The main thing is that your baby sleeps perfectly well during the day so he does not have a problem such as reflux which is keeping him awake at night.He does not appear to be tired by the time that you want him to sleep at night.At 4 months you should be able to help your baby to develop a regular sleep pattern. There is a lot of advice available,but the main thing is to be consistent with what you decide to do.If you feed him to sleep you will have to continue to do this. If you decide to rock your baby to sleep you will have to continue to do this as well. Stick with your plan. It may take up to two weeks to work but it will do so in the end.
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