Sarah - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter is 10, and has always been a good sleeper. In fact her and her older brother slept through the night from about 9 weeks old, and have never given us the hellish sleepless nights I hear about. However for the past 2 weeks, she is really having problems. At night, bed time, she dissolves into tears, says her tummy "feels funny", and then she does try sleep, but invariably has ended up waking us later, again in tears, to sleep with us. This has NEVER happened before and i want to nip it in the bud before it becomes a big issue.
I have tried talking to her, to see if she is afraid of something, but cant get to the bottom of it. She says she wants to sleep, but her tummy feels funny and she cant.
I think she is just pre-puberty, she has body images issues (wont wear summer shorts, wont cbhange in front of me (!) etc, as she says she is too fat. She is a little overweight, doesnt make good food choices but we are trying to work wit that. Not sure if this has any bearing on ther sleep thing?)
Sorry to have rambled on, but any advice would be greatfully recevied. Thanks. x