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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pinky | 2008/06/10

Q.

sleeples

Doc pls help? My 14mnth old doesn’t want to sleep. If he fall asleep at 20h00 he'll be up at 22h00 after that he's up and down and doesn’t fall asleep anymore till +- 3h00 the next morning till +- 7h00. Even if I put him in bed with me with the light off he'll scratch and kick and turn around all night .He doesn’t fall asleep before 22h00 in evening and if he does it's also just for 2-3 hours. He also doesn’t sleep allot during the day some time he sleeps for 1 hour sometimes not at all. I thought that maybe he's hyper active and doesn’t give him food with any colorants but it still doesn’t help.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

At his age he may be getting his molar teeth which is quite disturbing to many babies. Do not take him into your bed because he will learn to wake up just so as he can get to sleep in your bed where it is nice and snug.His behaviour has nothing to do with being hyperactive.

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