Hard Times

Kirsten - posted on 01/24/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi my name is Kirsten I have a 7 month old Cody-John, unfortunetly my son and i r homeless have been sine he was bout 4 months old. i do my best to keep him in one house hold with the same routine however he just got over a double ear infection thats lasted 2 months thanks to the doctors being dumb and figuring out tylenol doesnt work for him. Basically my son was sleeping tho the night from like 8pm to 5am now hes up ever 2 hours. Any ideas????

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Kirsten - posted on 01/24/2011

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no no no would i ever drug him 2 get him to sleep pulling all nighters are better than that

Brooke - posted on 01/24/2011

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A lot of kids change their sleeping patterns when they are or have been ill. It may be that after 2 months, his body has gotten used to being medicated to get sleepy. PLEASE, PLEASE don't use it just to get him to sleep.
I know it's hard, but it's just something you have to deal with, while he gets used to not being, well, basically "drugged up".
It's so hard at this stage, as they can't tell us what the problem is, it's all a guessing game. I wish you luck with this one, it's not going to be easy!
All I can say is try to make sure he has a full belly before he goes to bed, and a warm bath (if you have access to one) often helps too, especially if it's in the dark.

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