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Posted by: MARINA | 2006/07/18

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Sleep problems...

My little boy is 2 and a half years old. Before we went on holiday in March he was in a perfect sleep routine. i would take him to bed at 19:30 and he would be asleep at the latest 20H15. But after our holiday I just can't get him into a routine again. Some nights it's after 21:30 before he falls asleep. I don't know waht to do. Thing is, I start work at 7 in the morning. I have to wake him up just after 6 in order to be on time for work. Now he goes to sleep so late, the tthe next morning he is still tired, he's crying, ,doesn't want to get dressed, brush teeth, go to creche....I'm tired of having a nagging, crying little boy every morning. It really messes up my whole day.... Is there perhaps something (natrural) I can give him to make him peacefull and go to sleep. Any other suggestions is also welcome....

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

His routine has been disturbed by the holiday and he will take a while to settle back into the old routine. Have lots of patience. I am against using sedatives in young children to make them sleep.

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Posted by: Nella | 2006/07/18

Try "rescue remedy" - available at pharmacies (and I think health shops). Save to use for babies - it will just calm him down before bedtime and therefor help him to fall asleep easier.
Good luck

Reply to Nella
Posted by: N | 2006/07/18

Do sleeptraining. He has to go to bed at 19:30 and you have to stick to it. He'll cry the first few nights and then he'll be back in his routine again. The golden rule is not to give in, but do go and reassure him of your love, but he has to stay in bed.

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