(Closed) Baby sleep advice needed

posted 6 years ago in Babies
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mrsgg21:  I don’t have a ton of good advice but I will share my personal experience with my high needs son. DS is now 3.5 and from the start he has always been extremely high needs. Even now at 3.5 he wakes during the night 3-4 nights a week. He NEVER slept threw the night until about 2.5 years old. My DS is just a “spirited” child and plays by his own rules. He never fit any of the “normal” things most kids his age did/do. At first it bothered me and I thought I was a bad Mom. All of my family would tease me and judged me by how DS never slept threw the night and was so active/hyper even as an infant. I made it threw it as a single Mom and it wasn’t easy but I did it and I’m glad I have my crazy little man. Basically what I am trying to say is just because your son isn’t sleeping as long as most babies his age isn’t a bad thing all babies are different and have different needs and personalities. Just embrace your son for who he is and if that means he’s a bad sleeper then that’s ok. Now that DS is 3.5 his doc believes he has ADHD and he also has Sensory Intigration Disorder. I’m not saying your LO does I’m just sharing my experience. With both of these disorders DS really cannot control his hyperactivity, emotions, and the way he sleeps. His ADHD prevents him from fully relaxing into his sleep so he moves all over the place which causes him to wake up. Now that he has been diagnosed with these things I am SO glad I never pushed the sleep issue with him and I am SO glad I didn’t listen to my judgemental family members.

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