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Posted by: Carol Human | 2011/03/14

GRANDAUGHTER LIKE A WOUND UP CLOCK....

My grandaughter 1year old goes to sleep at 10pm only and wakes every morning at 02h00 and won''t sleep again till 04h00...she runs around like a wound-up clock with eyes closed but up straight. Paediatrician prescribed a drug for 1 month but it only makes her sleep for one hour and then boy is she awake.....desperate my daughter is losing it!!!! HELP!!! as if her brain won''t switch off????

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At this age she should be going to bed by 7.

From about 5 PM she should be calmed down with bed-time routines, bath-time, quiet stories. Be very careful of anything which will wake her up before bed-time. If she gets up she should be firmly taken back to bed - irrespective of how many times this takes. At first it may be dozens of times, but generally she will get the idea after a couple of nights, and she needs to learn that night-time is for sleeping, not for running around.

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Posted by: Sleep expert | 2011/03/15

At this age she should be going to bed by 7.

From about 5 PM she should be calmed down with bed-time routines, bath-time, quiet stories. Be very careful of anything which will wake her up before bed-time. If she gets up she should be firmly taken back to bed - irrespective of how many times this takes. At first it may be dozens of times, but generally she will get the idea after a couple of nights, and she needs to learn that night-time is for sleeping, not for running around.

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