Childhood Diseases

Posted by: bulelwa | 2010-08-07



my boy is 4 years old, he only sleeps after 1am everyday,he''s at the creche and in the morning he is very tied to wake up ,i try not to let him sleep during the day, but even if he did not sleep during the day he wont sleep early,he plays and watch tv while everybody is sleeping ,please help

Expert's Reply



This is very unusual for such a young boy. Sometimes very clever children find it hard to fall asleep at night. You must be sure that your son does not have any drinks or foods containing caffeine. So no coffee or tea or cokes and no chocolate. Do not give him any cheese at night either. He should go to bed at a reasonable time. Read to him and then let him page through a book with pictures if he cannot fall asleep. Do not allow him to watch TV after 8pm and he must not be allowed to play, he must stay in his bed. If he is on any medicines for asthma these may keep him awake. Let me know if he is on any medicines and I will advise you further.If this does advice does not help your son to sleep let me know as well.

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