sleep please!!!!

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sleep please!!!!

Post: # 200639Post homegrown
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:55 pm

Does anybody have a nice tasting herbal brew I can give my two youngest (3and 1) to help/make them sleep through the night, after nearly four years without an unbroken nights sleep i could really do with a break, and I don't mean a KIT Kat.

woops there h#goes the youngest now at 6 mins to one in the morning :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: sleep please!!!!

Post: # 200663Post crowsashes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:12 pm

my health visitor suggested my little one might be hungry ( the reason for the really early wake up calls) or thirsty

how late /early are they eating and when are they going to bed?

i found when my little one was waking in the night a banana and cup of milk before bed helped him stay asleep until morning.

just a shame the heat keeps him uptill10pm now.

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Post: # 200738Post Green Aura
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:27 am

Warm milk's excellent. And Beatrix Potter knew her stuff - a lettuce sandwich will do wonders. Make it part of a set bedtime routine with lack of any stimuli for about an hour prior to bed. Lavender bath, snack and bedtime story (not an exciting one :lol: - oh and with regard to the Lavender, just use a couple of drops - at low doses it's soporific at high doses (above 5ish) it has a paradoxical stimulating effect. Definitely a case of less is more :shock:

Do they share a room? I just wondered if they're waking each other (I'm sure they are but what I meant is - is that the cause? rather than a compounding factor).

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Post: # 200753Post battybird
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:25 am

Everyone has given the advice I would so all I can say is that when they are teenagers you could be asking how to wake them up!!! :iconbiggrin: My first two were dreadful at night so I can empathise! Seems a long time till they are teenagers at the moment!! :(
I had 4 years of sleep deprivation then had a little one who slept like other mums tell you theirs do! :banghead: And there was no magic recipe that I can think of except that I expected no sleep and was more relaxed with him?? :dontknow: He is still the most easygoing ofd the three. Anyway :hugish: from me and hope it improves soon.
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Re: sleep please!!!!

Post: # 200757Post Keaniebean
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:22 am

How about using dried hops and dried Lavender in a pillow, sachet thingy. I'm in the process of making one for myself as I don't tend to sleep too well sometimes. As Green Aura already said, lettuce is meant to be good too.

I do find Valerian tea works quite well on me but I don't know if it's suitable for children or even if you could get them to drink it if it were, it's a bit of an aquired taste. :shock:

I hope you find something that works. :hugish:

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