Originally Posted by chelsey-lou
Hi I was wondering if anyone can help? I've got a friend who is at wits end and has run out of ideas on what to do!!
Bascially she had a 4 year old who keeps waking up every hour or so saying she's wet the bed, needs a drink, a hug, or that she didnt want chocolate spread in the sandwiches anymore! They have tried everything, have had the health visitor out and even she has run out of ideas! its making life hard in her household as she has a 2 year old and is 7 months pregnant.
please can anyone help, we would be very grateful xx
This sounds like a classic case of feeling neglected on the onset of new baby, as she is also the oldest she may feel that she is expected to look after her little brother/sister the 2yr old. Does she have her own room.perhaps something could be done to make her room special. Taking time out to reasure and talk to her maybe role play, look how she plays with her toys has she got a doll.
i think it is wrong to refer to a sleep clinic, this should be the last resort.
if its any consolation my own children didnt sleep proper through the night till late in life and still need little sleep nowdays
Hope this helps and remember above all to keep calm and not to make the child aware there is a problem.