Posted by: Candice | 2011/03/09


3Yr old twins struggling to fall asleep

I have 3yr old twin girls that are very active and because of this have problems falling asleep at night,my husband and i try to keep them busy after creche'' with walks or biking on the beach,painting,puzzles and colour books. routine schedules bathing and in to bed by 8 for storie time but they still fight to sleep. i am at a loss and am frustrated i heard about a natural herb called melatonin is this save and can i use it any advise please help.

Expert's Reply



You can try melatonin. Melatonin is a natural hormone in the body and is not a herb. It has not been tested for safety in children, but is commonly used for children who struggle to sleep. The dose is 3mg given one hour before bedtime. Do not use it every night only when you need to.

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