my 5 yr old boy wont sleep dont know wat to do

Rebecca - posted on 10/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 5yr old boy has a bedtimeime routine hes goes to bed at 7 hell go to sleep but an hour later he wakes up and wont go back to sleep till gone 11 its been a year now hes been doin it and i hought full time school would help it hasent tryed a few things but nothin works does anybody have any advice thank you


Holly - posted on 10/23/2012




heres a list

1. wear him out. play with him, let him run around outside, put him in karate, gymnastics, swiming classes.

2. relaxing bed time routine. routine means consistent, give him warm lavender baths, sing relaxing songs, play relaxing music (put the CD on repeat so that it plays all night long)

3. eliminate as much light as you can. of course some kids are afraid of the dark, so you don't have to make it pitch black, but still kind of dark

4. a dinner that keeps him full. don't over feed him, but make sure to give him plenty of protein to keep him full until breakfast. perhaps even offer him milk before the bed time shower.

5. lavender. maybe get one of those glade plug ins and use the lavender smell, i've seen somewhere that they have those fabric sprays, before his bath spray his pillow with lavender scented spray, so that it is dry when he goes to lay down. lavender is known for helping sleep

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