2 year old with tubes, HELP!

Megan - posted on 07/08/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

69

21

14

My daughter got tubes in about 4 months ago and she use to sleep very well through the night after she got them until about a month ago. Now, she wakes up around the same time every night crying her eyes out and keeps saying she's scared. She wants to sleep in my bed, but of course I won't let that happen, so I take her back to her room tuck her in, but she gets right back up once I get comfortable back in bed. Adri says she is scared of the train and other random noises she hears and I'm at a loss of things to do.

I've let her just lay in her room and cry, but she never falls asleep. I've tried rubbing her hair to make her sleep, and that fails. She goes to bed around 8:30-9:00 so I'm not sure what to do. If you have any suggestions, please help me out!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

11 Comments

View replies by

Samantha - posted on 07/15/2010

61

68

1

Try not letting her sleep past three. If my guys sleep any later then three they are not that tired at bed time. Also my 2 year old did this to. it's just a stage.

Niki - posted on 07/15/2010

1

1

0

This sounds like a silly suggestion but both of my boys have tubes so I am constantly worried that they might be the cause of their discomfort...and then recently after very similar battles with my youngest, 2.5, who was also grabbing at his ears...I realized it had nothing to do with the tubes. He was cutting new teeth in the back of his mouth and THAT was the cause of the pain. Rule out everything else...could be a normal thing?

Angie - posted on 07/15/2010

4

15

1

try putting a lil cotton in the ears at night til she can rest better and then slowly lessen the cotton to where there is none. The thing is she is now hearing things she never heard before. White noise or play lulabys off cd till it cuts itself off thn maybe it will be past the trying time. Good luck, I know where you are coming from my 3yo has the tubes too--- they are a blessing compared to the earaches.

Mikelynn - posted on 07/14/2010

5

0

0

I have now a 13yr old son who got them when he was 5 yrs old. The benefit of an older child you can get more of what the problem is. My son was nearly deaf until he got his. Once he got them he would cry and complain. He would even at the vaccum cleaner. It wasn't necessarily always he was scared it was really the fact that volume was open so much that it acctually hurt his ears. So when he complained or cried it was because the noise was too loud. He wasn't used to that volume. I think it could of course be scary sounds, but it can also be a combo of the noises being loud that it scares her too. I have a 3 yr old who cries and gets scared of loud noises because she says it hurts her ears. Just another prespective here.

Jenn - posted on 07/14/2010

6

22

0

My 2 yr old had tubes put in in Mar. His Dr said that there was a lot of thick goop behind his ear drum. Thus for a few weeks he was up lots due to sounds he was now hearing. I would just lay on the floor in front of his bed and cuddle him without being in bed with him. I also noticed he wanted his night lite on more. He naps usually around 1- 1:30 for anywhere from 30min to 2 hrs and bedtime is 7:30-8
For Ari- have you tried going in about 15 -30 min BEFORE she wakes up and listen to the night sounds? Maybe if she started to wake up and you're already in her room, she might fall asleep faster as she doesn't have to wake up all the way to call out for you and then wait for you to get to her room. Does she have a fav CD that you could play softly to comfort her? I have also found for my son some nights just picking him up for a cuddle/ rock helps.
Good luck!!

Lisa - posted on 07/09/2010

86

29

2

maybe she not sleepy at that time to go to bed because she had a late nap can you make her nap maybe at noon? or so That what I have to do with my son because he would love to sleep at 3or4 if I let but I try noon for him. hopefully it just a little adjustment. yes my son got tubes last aug he didt sleep before the tubes then got them it was better but he better for now. they change everyday. he would wake up scared his thing is shadows and the Owl outside

Jackie - posted on 07/09/2010

937

13

54

I would just continue to re-assure her that all of these noises are normal and she is very safe. Remind her they have been there all along, she just couldn't hear them before b/c she didn't have the tubes in.

I def. agree with no bringing her back to your bed. You could try moving the bedtime a little earlier to 8sh..mayb eshe's just overtired and having a hard time getting into a solid sleep.

Megan - posted on 07/09/2010

69

21

14

She takes a nap sometimes in the afternoon around 3, and I don't let her sleep past 4.

Lisa - posted on 07/09/2010

86

29

2

Does she still nap and how long if she naps it may be the reason thats sound like my son

Amber - posted on 07/08/2010

308

18

40

Have you tried a white air mechine, or a fan? It may drowned out the scary noises.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms