Quoting supermommy☠:" hey mama's.. i need some advice, I recently found out im pregnant, and im wonder how i should try and get my son prepared for the new baby?"
Quoting Mommy to Milo&Ava:" most people say to include them in the preparation. and probably make sure to mention the baby every ... [snip!] ... to mention the baby every day, so teh child is constantly reminded of the new change that is about to come. and congrats! "
Quoting supermommy☠:" thanks! im excited and nervous...i know its going to be tough, my son is extremely hyper active and he requires 100% of my attention...hopefully itll all fall into place though"
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Well I never ever thought I'd be posting in here. Cora had a psych eval last week, and the doc thought ... [snip!] ... Or should I just hold out and deal until then? Sorry for such a long post. If you read it, I could really use the help"For about 2 years my son slept on average 4-7 hours a night of broken sleep. I tried consistently for a year to put him to bed at 6:45 (because any time after that and it was a guarantee of 4 hours of broken sleep) and stayed by his bed w/out making eye contact (which isn't hard for him,lol) and got to the point that he would only cry going into his room but was content once there. He still slept fitfully (like your daughter) and I tried melatonin, however because he usually slept for the initial 4 hours (at this point) the melatonin didn't work for the fact that he was up several times after the melatonin wore off and then he'd be up for good by 2 or 4 a.m. All of a sudden after 2 years of being consistent with t.v. off an hour before bed, bed by 6:45, the right sensory diet , he started sleeping 12 hours straight. After sleeping 12 hours straight for 4 months he is now waking again (usually only once or twice) in the middle of the night-I go to his room and say "shhhh, sleep time" and he eventually falls asleep. So my point is that it is really hard to determine the issue unless she can talk to you. If you think it is behavioral then you just have to pick one sleep method and be consitent with it for several months-whereas most typical kids will need that same routine and consistency for only a month or so. Sorry not a huge help, but know that you are so not alone.
Quoting mama3trish:" For about 2 years my son slept on average 4-7 hours a night of broken sleep. I tried consistently for ... [snip!] ... will need that same routine and consistency for only a month or so. Sorry not a huge help, but know that you are so not alone."
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" She has an extremely consistent bedtime routine, pretty much down to the minute. She is IN her ... [snip!] ... up. She is extremely verbal. The doc said her vocab and comphrension is off the chart for her age. She just doesn't sleep"So she would have Aspergers if anything, if I may be so bold. Does she get O.T.? Maybe she just needs a complete sensory diet. Have you tried the weighted blankets? What does she complain about when she wakes up?
Quoting mama3trish:" So she would have Aspergers if anything, if I may be so bold. Does she get O.T.? Maybe she just needs ... [snip!] ... she just needs a complete sensory diet. Have you tried the weighted blankets? What does she complain about when she wakes up?"
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" she doesn't qualify for services through the school district cause she scored so high during the ... [snip!] ... or because she is "all done sleeping" I swear she can go on 4 hours of sleep a day. I've never tried weighted blankets."
Quoting mama3trish:" That bothers me-and I hope I don't offend my friends in this forum....BUT it isn't fair that a kid has ... [snip!] ... from Pathways had a gross texture for even me , and he hated it. The blanket didn't work for us, but many many kids like it."
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" She does go to the bathroom by herself. And she won't drink water. The only thing she'll drink is ... [snip!] ... for 5 hours without calming down or falling asleep. I'm going to look more into the sensory diet. Do you have a link handy?"