Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: LERATO | 2009-07-29

Q.

Sleeping problem

My little girl is 4yrs she is giving me prblem when it come to sleeping at night she become more active even if I bath her its problem. the only time she sleeps is when she is sick but other than that it is a problem, even at creche it is a problem for her to sleep, can I buy something for her that will help her.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You should be sure that your little girl does not have any obvious cause that causes her to be so active at bedtime. She must not have any drinks containing caffeine such as tea, coffee or Coca Cola or any chocolate wich contains theobromine and may keep her awake. If her nose is blocked help her to clear her nose by using saline nose drops such as Salex.Do not give her any medicines to try and make her sleep as these often have the opposite effect at this age. Give her a Omega 3 supplement every day and give her a drink of Horlicks before bedtime. Lie next to her and read a calm and happy book until she falls asleep.

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