sleep walking 3 year old....

Amy - posted on 08/23/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my 3 year old son has started sleep walking, usually he just wanders around his bedroom, but twice hes walked to the top of the stairs and opened the baby gate that i have there....i dont know whats started it, nothing has changed and hes a normal happy 3 year old..im affraid that one night i wont hear him get up and he'll fall down the stairs and hurt himself.

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Julie - posted on 08/24/2010

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Oh my that's kind of scary! Do you still have a baby monitor in his room? Maybe it would be a good idea if not.. so you can hear him rustling around when he gets up. Also, tell his Dr. maybe he's having some kind of trouble with sleep he could probably give you a ton of ideas. Also, try to find a way to super secure that baby gate! That would scare me into not being able to sleep.. I'm sure you feel the same way.

Michelle - posted on 08/23/2010

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As far as I know, there isn't really anything you can do for sleep walking. I think the best is to close him up in his room, and if he can reach the door handle, rather lock it, if he is sleep walking he won't be able to get out and get hurt and if he wakes up, he will start crying if he can't get out and you should then wake up to and open the door for him, rather that than having him fall down the stairs or get hurt some other way. Best of luck to you, hope this helps.

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