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Old 12-25-08, 08:38 PM   #1
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The baby is now 11 months old, and everytime he's put down for a nap or even bed he cries and cries and cries, sometimes for over an hour. Sometimes for just a few minutes. Sometimes he screams, it's so heartbreaking.

I need to know if this is normal? There's a nightlight in his room so he's not in the dark. He's always put down with a clean dry diaper. He's fed, and he's warm. And we use a fan as white noise for him too.
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he could possibly be overtired by the time he goes down. if he's overtired, he may have trouble getting to sleep. how long does he go between naptimes & bedtime?
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He takes his nap about 2 hours after waking up each morning. Sleeps for 1-2 hours. Then he's up for the rest of the day, and goes to bed at 8, every night. Unless he shows signs of fussiness from being tired, then he goes to bed a little earlier.

We think maybe it's anxiety...but can babies suffer from anxiety?
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what time does he wake up & how much time total does he spend sleeping?
i'm trying to remember what dd did, but to me it sounds like the stretch between naptime & bedtime may be too long. i think dd had 2 naps a day at that age
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i just looked at the baby center website, i think they can answer a lot of your questions :)
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Usually he's sleep from 8PM to 7 or 8AM, gets a bottle and goes right back to sleep. Gets up again at 10 and gets breakfast and stays up to play. Then naps at 1 or 2. Then stays awake for another 6-ish hours. So let's see.

He sleep 12 at night. Up for 2. Naps for another 1-2 hours. Up for another 6.

Every other weekend he's at his biological father's house. So I'm wondering if that's what's causing this. Maybe it's too much for him. But he's been doing this since he was 4 months old.
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i think dd slept 10 at night then two 2 hour naps
maybe they aren't following the same kind of sleep schedule you guys are?
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I know they're not. There are 3 adults there and anytime he cries they pick him up. They can take turns doing this. But unfortunately we can't do that.

He's been doing this since before he started sleeping over there. Plus after 2 weeks of being home you'd think he would be back on track but he still cries. Every single time he's put in his crib.

So do you think this is unusual? Should I mention it to his doctor?
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i would think that if it's only every other weekend, it shouldn't effect him that long. the sleep/wake pattern doesn't seem odd to me, but i'm not a doctor, either, so what do i know, lol. .
i would bring it up to the doc, because from what i remember, he had colic, and maybe it's related? doesn't hurt to ask.
let me know how it goes, OK?
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