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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2016, 17:13:59 pm »
Hi Maya,
So glad to hear he is re-settling better. Not so good news about his runny nose. I read there is a huge leap around 24mo. Lot of language and even movement... running better, etc...

Any considerations as to weaning him off night milk?

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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2016, 09:35:38 am »
He does not drink milk at night or even in the evening unless he explicitly requests it. He wanted milk before sleep during this leap, but it is unusual. Why night milk can be an issue in your opinion?

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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2016, 16:26:45 pm »
Oh, I may have misunderstood. I thought he was waking in motn for milk... then possibly causing a habitual hunger around then. For us (when M was younger though) it was that 5:00am hour that was hard to break.

Hugs for the many night wakes. So exhausting isn't it? Hope you get many cuddles from it.

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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2016, 06:13:49 am »
I just saw your post about the mask next to this on my feed.... Didn't put the 2 together but children with asthma and poor breathing issues like bronciolitis are generally poor sleepers because ther is poorer  oxygen to the body.
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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2016, 08:45:45 am »
Katet, that's an interesting correlation you do! Can you link me articles on that? I wonder if there is something that can be done

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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2016, 03:34:50 am »
No articles that I  read just what the respiratory Specialist I knew told me which was backed up by an ENT Dr that we saw with DS and the fact every time he has Asthma he coughs lots in his sleep and I  he's more restless...  Also when DS1 had his adenoids out his sleep improved so much too.
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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2016, 14:34:10 pm »
Rethinking to your suggestion, Katet, I remember now that DS actually sleeps more and longer when he has bronchitis. It is one of the sign that I use to understand he is unwell. I do not know if this is a false cause-effect...

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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2016, 21:04:39 pm »
Most children sleep longer when they are sick, but the irregular sleep when DS1 was "well" was a sign that he had underlying issues of glue ear and enlarged adenoids & the illnesses like bronchitis are when things get really bad but treatment can help with the problem.

If I had my time over with DS1 I'd certainly have put more effort into seeing if there was a ear/adenoid problem earlier on as his sleep only became good after he had grommits for his ears & he'd NEVER had an ear infection in his life, yet had really bad glue ear & there is a big link between respiratory issues & build up of fluid in other parts of the respiratory system. 
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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2016, 09:31:59 am »
Ds is again in a bad sleep and I do not know what to blame now. He could be teething 2y molars, but I doubt it. He has just put canines and upper canines are still not all out.
Now he has a pattern of drinking between 2 and 3 am and then a couple of resettle later on. This morning 2nd resettle was a full blown cry. He clearly had pain somewhere but wanted to go to sleep.
This 2am waking + milk request at bt and at some nws puzzling me. He has never wanted milk at bt since solids are in place. I wonder if it is mild reflux again. I think that I can try to give him reflux medi to test this idea but I am not a doctor and giving medi without prescription is anyway scaring. Especially reflux medi.

We have not had a sttn tillI think more than 2 months. It is disheartening and my mood is very low again. Will he ever sttn again?

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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2016, 12:59:14 pm »
Oh yes of course he will xx With the reflux perhaps a trip to the dr is in order to help you decide if he needs meds (from what I understand from reading here they often have relapses during growth spurts so perhaps that is the case as gs usually happen around the birthday/half birthday point).
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Re: Never a good sleeper, should I put my mind at ease?
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2016, 21:34:51 pm »
I don't think there is any harm in taking him to the Dr I wish I had, get the Dr to have a REALLY good look at his ears for any fluid & also the reflux, they are 2 reasons why a child can be unsettled at night. Also teeth under the gumps putting pressure can be worse than when they actually break through. I know around 22 mo (with a new born) DS1 had a horrid time with teething even though no teeth.

With the Bronchitis side (which could be an asthma side but hard to know in young children) & the reflux, don't give neurofen or asprin based pain meds if you can avoid it & only on a full stomach. the Paracetamol based ones are far better. We found with DS1 that even with a drink of milk at night neurofen made him sleep worse than if we didn't give him anything at all & I think that was because of the after effects of undiagnosed refux.
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