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Before Cam falls asleep, whether at night or before a nap, he cries for anywhere from 30 seconds to 3-4 minutes. He will be ready to sleep, eyes closing and will still cry. When I spoke to the sleep specialist, she had said some kids just need to get the last little bit of energy out before sleeping. This seems odd to me, given no matter what he always does it. Anyways, just wondering if anyone else's owlet or other children does or did this, has any experience with this, or any suggestions to avoid this. I feel so bad when I can't soothe him (for the longer 3-4 minute stretches - they honestly feel 5 times as long but I've been timing them).
Nathan nursed to sleep but still has this problem at three (though he laughs/plays/runs instead of crying now). We do bedtime routine and then kind of have silly time in bed (for Abby too since Nathan did it) and then pray and go to bed. That would rile some up but it seems to get the last energy out for mine.
Dominic did that because it was like he was trying to keep himself awake by moving around and vocalizing. I think it's because they know they're tired but don't actually want to sleep. Also, he could be over-tired which will make him cry and make it harder for him to go to sleep.
Pearce thinks babies cry when they are tired because they are frusterated. If Oz is like this he holds him and lets him cry for a few minutes then tries putting him to sleep and even though its not my style it always works for Pearce. He thinks he just needs to dispell some excess energy as well.
No matter what I do, he will have his crying moment. He won't nurse, he won't rock, he won't let me do anything to soothe him. I think that's why I find it so hard...I feel helpless But then he sleeps. I know at times he's overtired, but I'm pretty sure he's not over-tired every single time he goes to sleep. Its only within the last 3 weeks or so he's done this.
Thanks ladies, I'm hoping maybe its just a phase until he figures out that sleep is good!