Originally Posted by macdo1
Hi, I would recommend I book I read that will help you put your son on a schedule, which in return will increase his sleeping. The book is "On Becoming Baby Wise" by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam, M.D. My son sleeps through the night in addition to 4 naps during the day and he is under 4 months old. Good luck and let me know if it works for you.
This book is highly controversial. Our ped office does not recommend it and even has it their literature they hand out a newborn visits to NOT use it. I've never read it, but I was told by someone who did that it says to slap the hands of a maybe 8 mos. old baby who's banging his hands on the highchair. I think as infants it does not promote feeding on demand, but on a strict schedule. As I mentioned, I never read it, but was told from many not to use it.
To the original poster....does your son fall asleep on his own or is he rocked, given a bottle, or whatever by you? If you help him to fall asleep every time, he's going to need you and call for you every time he wakes during the night. All babies and adults wake periodically at night and just fall back to sleep. Babies need to be taught to fall asleep on their own. If he wakes up he's going to look to fall back to sleep the same way he did in the first place. So if he was rocked, bottle, etc, he's going to look for that crutch in the middle of the night. Is he sleeping with you? If so, I would recommend getting him into his own room as well.