Does any mom have experience with Sensory Processing Disorder and sleep/feeding?

T - posted on 01/30/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter, 22 months, has it midly but it affects things like her eating and sleeping. She takes 1-2 1/2 hours to eat a meal (a very small meal, she is 21 lbs) and goes to sleep around 10 pm and wakes several times. She is very busy, even in her sleep. If I could get her sleeping better, we'd all be happier. She has really never slept in her entire life but they think its a sensory thing. Thank you.

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Tamyra - posted on 02/05/2012

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My daughter is almost 2. She has sensory problems with food as well. I offer her the same foods we eat, but she usually will only eat certain foods. She saw an OT for awhile who told me to keep offering her foods and also to let her chew on chew tubes, straws and other teething type items. As far as sleep I have always put her to bed by 7:00. Sometimes she lays and talks for awhile, but eventually goes to sleep. I try not to keep her up late because she gets over stimulated and fights sleep after that. My older daughter, now 15, had a tougher time with sleep. I have always make sure my daughter gets plenty of movement during the day to help with the sensory issues and I just keep working on the food issues. I know it's tough. Hang in there.

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