How can I make my 4 year old sleep a hole night!

Therese - posted on 10/17/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




my little girl that is 4 years old now has NEVER slept a hole night since she was born, and I mean never. I have tried in her own room, in her sisters room, even with me in my bed, but nothing seams to help, she wakes up angry and start to fight, she yells and scream. This can be 5-10 times at night. the doctor told me to leave her in her room and close the door so she realize that during the night no one is awake to be with her, but I tryed this for some nights and it just became wors.
Does any one has any experience with this problem?
I am really tired.


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Night waking can be normal at any age, but this sounds extreme and severe. Look into night terrors as Katherine suggested.... I'd also be seeking the assistance of a different doctor.

Katherine - posted on 10/17/2011




It sounds like she is having night terrors. Locking her in her room could be really traumatic.
My 2.5 year old has them and screams up to half an hour. I would do some research on this. Just my opinion.

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