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Thread #79783   Message #1449781
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
02-Apr-05 - 01:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: I'm a mutant......!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: I'm a mutant......!!!!
I've heard of the sleep thing with toddlers - a former work colleague had a son who slept for 2-3 hours out of any given 24... I'm assured it does get better when they are more able to entertain themselves with quiet play.

There are some doctors who will prescribe sedatives so that at least the child isn't running round like a wind up toy all day, and so that the parents can get some rest themselves, but it's not a long term solution.

My colleague managed to control her sons sleep pattern with diet control - no sugar after 5.00pm, nothing with aspumarti (or whatever that sweetener is called) at all, and nothing with caramel colouring or a certain yellow colouring. He improved greatly so that she at least could get some rest, and he got something like 5-6 hours instead of the usual 2.