Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: AD | 2011-07-12

Q.

He wont sleep

Hi

My son is 3 1/2 and goes to creche where their nap time is 12.30 to 2. My problem is that when he comes home he baths, has supper watches tv or colours, then at 7.30 it lights out but he doesnt sleep until after 9. This has been happening since 2 weeks and I now dont put on the tv but it still happens.

And then he cant wake up in the morning, is there anything i can do with his sleeping. I heard of the sleep hormone.

Please advise...

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Many very clever children don't like to go to sleep so early. They find it difficult to fall asleep.You should read to your son every night when he is in bed. Don't choose stories which are too exciting but try to choose stories that he will enjoy. Children like your son have very active minds and are very imaginative. You would not want to give him any sedatives, but if really necessary you can try Rescue remedy for children.

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