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Topic : Sleep Issues

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Created on : Friday, July 01, 2005, 01:21:39 pm
Author : dataimport
Is your child afraid of monsters under the bed? Do you have a hard time getting them to stay in their bed at night or setting a regular bedtime? Do you have a bedwetter? Share advice and support with other parents of children with sleep issues.

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December 6, 2006, 11:29 pm CST

Help please!

Okay so from what I have read my story is a little different. My son just turned five in November. My husband and I were together a year before he was born. We are very happy with eachother. We have a pretty great marriage. There is only one thing we would like to change. We want to sleep next to eachother. Our son insists on sleeping in the middle. My husband is a pushover. The easy way is the best way for him. He also believes whatever our son tells him. Our son will say that there are ghosts, eyes move on pictures, he hears noises, he has imaginary friends. I thought that they were harmless, he is an only child, I had imaginary friends when I was a kid. But he says things about them being mean to him and they tell him what to do sometimes. He wakes up within five minutes of you leaving him in the bed. He slept in the crib when he was a baby just fine then he got RSV and we worried that he would stop breathing and we would not hear it. So he has slept with us for 4 1/2 years now. We have tried several times to move him to his bed. We have tried fall asleep with him in his room, move him once he is asleep, insentives ( toys, candy, money), big boy beds, one night in our room one in his, when we just be tough he freaks out throwing up screaming crying sweating fear. He has a fear all of the time. The bathroom is in the back of our house, he will not go alone. I make him everytime but my husband goes with him. It is easier than fighting him. I think that my husband thinks I am being lazy for not going with him. He is even scared during the day. I am getting really frustrated with my son being scared all of the time. I will not be sleeping with and escorting him to the bathroom when he is a teenager. I don't know what to do.
 
December 19, 2006, 7:03 pm CST

How ot get you kids to sleep in

Help my kids are ages 8,7,and 3.  It dont seem to matter what time we put them to bed they still get between 5:30 and 6:30 every morning.  we have tried putting them to bed at 10 sometimes later and they still get up that early.  We have also put them to bed at 8 ( normal bedtime) and they get up that early,  Any suggestion would be helpful.  Thanks
 
December 19, 2006, 9:48 pm CST

Sleep Issues

Quote From: katwil4

Help my kids are ages 8,7,and 3.  It dont seem to matter what time we put them to bed they still get between 5:30 and 6:30 every morning.  we have tried putting them to bed at 10 sometimes later and they still get up that early.  We have also put them to bed at 8 ( normal bedtime) and they get up that early,  Any suggestion would be helpful.  Thanks
I don't know if there is anything you can do really, if they are productive and happy, doing well in everything, not sure if there is really a problem other then the younger one possibly, does he/she take naps? if, so, maybe try deleting them, and see what happens.
 
December 19, 2006, 9:52 pm CST

Sleep Issues

Quote From: furrowlove

Okay so from what I have read my story is a little different. My son just turned five in November. My husband and I were together a year before he was born. We are very happy with eachother. We have a pretty great marriage. There is only one thing we would like to change. We want to sleep next to eachother. Our son insists on sleeping in the middle. My husband is a pushover. The easy way is the best way for him. He also believes whatever our son tells him. Our son will say that there are ghosts, eyes move on pictures, he hears noises, he has imaginary friends. I thought that they were harmless, he is an only child, I had imaginary friends when I was a kid. But he says things about them being mean to him and they tell him what to do sometimes. He wakes up within five minutes of you leaving him in the bed. He slept in the crib when he was a baby just fine then he got RSV and we worried that he would stop breathing and we would not hear it. So he has slept with us for 4 1/2 years now. We have tried several times to move him to his bed. We have tried fall asleep with him in his room, move him once he is asleep, insentives ( toys, candy, money), big boy beds, one night in our room one in his, when we just be tough he freaks out throwing up screaming crying sweating fear. He has a fear all of the time. The bathroom is in the back of our house, he will not go alone. I make him everytime but my husband goes with him. It is easier than fighting him. I think that my husband thinks I am being lazy for not going with him. He is even scared during the day. I am getting really frustrated with my son being scared all of the time. I will not be sleeping with and escorting him to the bathroom when he is a teenager. I don't know what to do.
Maybe try putting a matress beside your bed for him. a nightlite and soft music  through  the nigth might help as well. maybe even try putting a matress beside his bed, he lays in his bed and one of you sleep on the latress beside him.
 
December 20, 2006, 2:48 pm CST

Sleep Issues

Quote From: jettav

I don't know if there is anything you can do really, if they are productive and happy, doing well in everything, not sure if there is really a problem other then the younger one possibly, does he/she take naps? if, so, maybe try deleting them, and see what happens.
Well they are whinney by the end of the school day.  My youngest somtimes takes naps it just depends on what is going on that day but it don't seem to matter.  When they get up that early they are very whinney by six o'clock.  But I keep them up until 8.   That is why i think they need to sleep in so maybe they won't be whinney.  I am up usually when they get up and I have tried to get them to stay in bed until 7 but that dont work either they just keep getting up until I give up.  I thougth that if i could just let them lay in bed awhile they might not be whinney.  I try and explain that they don't have to go to sleep just lay and relax but that dont work.  So maybe it is just a loosing battle. lol.  Thanks for the advice
 
December 21, 2006, 12:38 am CST

Sleep Issues

Quote From: katwil4

Help my kids are ages 8,7,and 3.  It dont seem to matter what time we put them to bed they still get between 5:30 and 6:30 every morning.  we have tried putting them to bed at 10 sometimes later and they still get up that early.  We have also put them to bed at 8 ( normal bedtime) and they get up that early,  Any suggestion would be helpful.  Thanks
My daughter is a very light sleeper...so in order to make sure she sleeps as late as she needs I have put dark shades in her room so the sunlight doesn't wake her up.
 
January 3, 2007, 7:41 am CST

stressed and very sleepy

  My son is 91/2 years old and is refusing to sleep alone. He goes through this every now and then but for the past two months it's been constant-every night. My husband and I both work full-time jobs and have to be up by 4:30 or 5:30am. I have been trying to make him sleep in his own bed but we both wind up staying awake until I give in and either let him sleep with us or we each take a couch downstairs-this usually happens at around 11:00pm when I am so tired I can't argue anymore. He gets himself all worked up and just sobs! He says he just can't fall asleep, as soon as we give in though he's out like a light! Please give me some good advise without telling me to lock my bedroom door as I have been told in the past-he suffers from serious asthma and I am not comfortable with locking him out.
 
January 19, 2007, 8:49 am CST

twins want to sleep with mommy

I have 3 year old twin boys who ( all the sudden ), want to climb into bed and sleep with mommy. I have gone through the ritual of telling them that they are big boys and need to sleep in their big boy beds....but it's getting worse. They wake up 3-4 x a night wanting to crawl into bed with me. I need sleep!! HELP!! Also, they were not "bed babies." They have always been pretty good sleepers. What gives??
 
January 21, 2007, 4:12 pm CST

10 Year old

I also have a child who is 10 who still wants to sleep with me.  I am divorced and usually have not minded my child sleeping with me most of the time but I hope to get married again someday and would like advice on how to get my child to sleep in her own bed.  I have tried putting her in her own bed at night and in about five minutes she is sneaking into my room and usually I just give up and let her sleep in there.  I think I may feel guilty sometimes because of my ex-husband (he doesn't have any contact with us at all) and sometimes I just get tired of feeling guilty like I have to fill both roles of a mother and a father.  Any advice from anyone would be helpful.
 
February 6, 2007, 8:20 am CST

sleep issues

my son is 2. he will be 3 in July. I still have to rock him to sleep and he still dosen't sleep all the way through the night. he is still in a baby bed because he can't climb out in the middle of the night. he wants a race car toddler bed. would that make him want to sleep in his own bed like a big boy? how can i make bed time fun and not a fight. what can I do to make him undrstand when to go to bed?
 
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