Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Charlene | 2009-11-25

Q.

3 Year old son suddenly not sleeping well

Hi,

My 3 year old wakes up every hour asking me for warm milk, He was sleeping though but for the last 3 months he has been waking up every hour. I can see under his eyes that there is starting to become a dalk linedue to lak of sleep. He is also very sensitive lately, he cry for anything. I have even put a mattress in my bedroom thinking that he does not want to be alone but it does not work.

Could it be that he is seeking attention because of his baby sister (she is 9 months old) or is something bothering him at night.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Something has definitely upset your son's routine. It may well be due to his sister but another possibility is something may be worrying him at 'school', possibly he is being bullied by another child.Also he may be having bad dreams. Do not put his mattress in your room as this will create a new problem for the future.Try putting a night light in his room and see if this helps. Also talk to him and try to find out if something is worrying him.

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