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I have 3 year old son and have trouble getting him to sleep at night , I have tried different things like aroma snoze and reading which he won’t sit still . He is my 3rd child and I did not have trouble with my other two they went straight sleep at night


Posted anonymously, 8th September 2020


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  • Is he still having a day nap? If so maybe cut it out and avoid too much drink or sugary treats close to bedtime. Set up a wind down routine to get him in that mode also helps


  • Tricky, routine? Or let him play quietly in the dark til he falls asleep- my 3 year old has started this but he is quiet and settled and soon falls asleep on his own after playing


  • He might need a small dose of melatonin?


  • All kids are different. Lots of things can promote a good sleep ;
    -clear day/nighttime routine
    -a walk after dinner
    -followed by a bath
    -bedtime stories
    -cuddling up before bed
    -relaxing chat about the day before bed
    -warm milk before bed
    -a pass to get 1x out of bed
    -dimmed light calm down time
    -no devices or tv before bed
    -plenty activity during the day


  • What time he is getting up? Any naps? Maybe evening walk will help


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