Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Elizma | 2011-01-12


2 Year old having problems sleeping

My daughter is almost 3 and maybe sleeps through 2 out of 7 nights. I am divorced now for a year and a half and she is between 2 households. GP" s recommended Stopayne, but I can''t keep on giving this to her. She is a very lively child, but surely she must be sleeping through by now.

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You should not be giving Stopayne to your little daughter. It contains codeine and is constipating and can cause dependency. In any case it is not to be used as a sedative. It is worthwhile trying her on Rescue drops at night. If she does not respond you can try Melatonin which is a natural hormone.The dose is 3mg about an hour before bedtime.

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Posted by: Elizma | 2011-01-14

She does not respond to Rescue or any other natural sleeping aids. I am honestly at my wits end. I have even doubled the dose of recommende Rescue and she still runs around like it''s party time!! She has been in a set routine from birth so I don''t know how she could sleep through as a baby and not now.

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