Seriously I think my child HATES to sleep.. we've been battling this since his birth. He is now over 3 years old.. there was a time from 8 months to 2 years he actually did sleep through the night ( 6 hours straight, which to us/me.. that was sleeping through the night ) then 2 weeks before he turned 2 he got a typical flu vomiting virus and this has been a nightmare ever since.. he started waking 3-4 times, then it turned in to 5-6 times.. I tried REtrying all the infant methods we tried earlier, tried not going to him per the request of his Ped and my DH which only upset him to the point where he wouldn't fall back to sleep at all, tried a special bedtime animal, blanket and new bedding even.. tried night lights, he sleeps with a fan already for white noise, tried laying with him and then next to his bed, then tried herbal homeopathic remedies, then Melatonin per the request of his Ped which helped him actually fall asleep but he would wake at 2am wide awake so I tried 1/2 the dose and it helps for a couple nights and then back to him waking again. he does go through growing pains but that's obvious at least - I feel like each method I've tried I've done for at least 4 weeks and longer to try to be consistent... the past 4 months I've resorted to ending up in his bed as its the only way we get to sleep at ALL - which he still tosses and turns and wakes up while I am there -we've gone through the night mare/bad dreams stage, then he started seeing "Grandpa" in his closet a couple months ago so I let him sleep with a mini finger flashlight which helped with that part.. but I can count maybe 2 times a month he will actually sleep through the night.. which sleeping all the way through isn't the biggest deal, its getting at least 3 solid hours would be nice.. I don't know what to do - my husband thinks it would be over reacting to get a sleep study done..any one have advice/suggestions? oh, when he does wake, he says he needs me, or just says Mommy over and over - I don't get an actual "reason' he is waking 99% of the time..
Answer by ImaginationMama at 1:20 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
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