Does your child get you up at night?

@mommaj (22770)
United States
December 2, 2015 3:10am CST
I cannot get my child to sleep all night for a straight week. Three or four nights would be nice. I don't even remember the last time I had continuous night sleep. I get two to three hours at a time every night. Like now, sometimes after I get woke up it takes a little to go back to bed.
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@inertia4 (27674)
• United States
2 Dec 15
Well, first question I would ask is, how old is your child? If you child is still an infant, that is normal. I remember when my sone was born, I did not have more than 2 hours sleep a night for like 22 months. I know, that is a long time. However, if your child is older, maybe you should speak to a doctor. There could be something bothering the child.
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
3 Dec 15
Actually, I have an autistic child. He is ten. This is normal for autism. Sometimes it is really hard working on no sleep. The early years weren't a problem. Now he explores and plays which can be a handful in the middle of the night.
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@inertia4 (27674)
• United States
4 Dec 15
@mommaj Sorry, I did not know that. My son has a friend that is autistic and he seems to have gotten better through the years. But he is still somewhat child like. But smart. I know they keep saying that this condition is a result of the vaccines. Maybe so. It is just ashamed that there are so many children being born with it. My son was diagnosed with tourettes at a young age. So I understand how hard it could be. But my son has actually outgrown his condition. And to be fair, he had a mild case of it, not a major one. But these children happen to be extremely intelligent. I hope things level off for you. And I believe they will.
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
4 Dec 15
@inertia4 Thank you for the encouragement. I am at the stage where I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that he will never be able to live on his own. His autism is classic autism and he will not get much better if any. Which I had been fighting believing for the past ten years. I had to face the realization because the schools are getting ready to start teaching him life lessons now instead of academics. I completely understand that so he might have a chance in the "real" world. I'm glad your son outgrew his condition. My daughter has aspergers syndrome and she did outgrow most of her "oddities". She is extremely smart though.
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