Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Busisiwe Cindi | 2012-04-16



My son is 1yr and one month, lately he finds it very hard to sleep especialy at nght, day time he sleeps 3hrs. I have tried to bath him as ealry as 18:00, deem lights by 19:00 sing lulabyll but he wont be put to sleep up until 22:30 each night, am worried that he doesnt get enough sleep and we end up being exhausted as he keeps on playing at that time. i have tired all soothing methond other mums try, but wit no vail. plz help.

Expert's Reply



It is unusual for a child this young to not want to go to sleep until late at night. Your son is probably sleeping too long during the day for his needs and a one and a half hour nap would be better. This may help to make him more sleepy in the evenings. Make sure that he does not have any stimulants at all in the afternoons such as those found in regular tea or chocolate or chocolate drinks. After bathing him put him to bed and read to him until he falls asleep.

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Posted by: Jackie | 2012-04-20

My child won''t sleep at night. She just turned 2 years old and is a very restless sleeper and doesn''t settle down easily. She has never slept well but it''s getting worse as she is getting older.

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