Answer by jamesmommy12 at 10:12 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by AlexEss at 10:13 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
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Answer by wulfbourne at 10:25 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
First off, why are you giving your son food that contains sugar before bed? That is probably the # 1 reason why he is wired. Melatonin is FINE. They have done a lot of research on it. Melatonin is the hormone your brain releases when it turns night, telling your body that it should be getting ready for sleep. They sell small dissolvable tablets for children, & they taste good. It's like a lil itty bitty candy. My EX husband LOVES to give it to his kids. I would not do it EVERY night though. With most hormone replacement drugs, the body adapts to getting the hormone from an outside source & eventually your body may not be able to produce it on it's own. But, this has not been proven w/ melatonin, but with other hormone drugs. So, you never know, in the long-run, it might inhibit his body to produce enough hormones on its own. But this has not been proven, just be cautious.
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:26 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Also, melatonin only lasts for about an hour. If they don't get to sleep within that hour, it's too late to take advantage of the melatonin. All it does is tell the body that it needs to get ready for sleep. I would try first to stop feeding him right before bed, that is a bad habit that he could continue unto adulthood if you keep that up. Eating right before bed is not a good idea. But, if you are going to do that don't give him yogurt, or instant oatmeal. Both of those have LOADS of sugar, & when i include that in my daughters diet, i add the sugar content as JUNK. Oatmeal & yogurt are good for you, but they both have WAAAAAY too much sugar in it. Maybe a bowl of plain cheerios would be much better.
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:30 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
Cartoons before bed are probably too much stimulation. Try reading to him in a quiet relatively dark room before bed.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 12:17 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
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