my daughter cannot sleep

@bombshell (11265)
Germany
September 4, 2008 2:17pm CST
my daughter cannot sleep longer like other kid.i have friends of mine,her daughter sleep from 8:30 in the night till 7:00 or 9:00 in the morning but my little girl is not like that.she sleep from 8:30 in the night and she is awake many times. then at arround 3 o┬┤clock she is sleeping in our big bed.so is my husband right that her brain is very active?or there is any reason for it.
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@Cannonball (3634)
• France
5 Sep 08
Babies have all their own metabolism and different cycles for sleep. Yours is just like that and you guys should just take care of her when she wake up,just give her a hug or a little dose of milk then she would feel fine again and maybe sleep again
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
6 Sep 08
thank you Chris.what mean is she can sleep but not straight like other kids.i have friends here,their kids sleeping at 8:30 till in the morning and disturbing-mine is she sleep at 8:30 and she is awake arround 11:00 or arroun 2:00 am.so maybe because of she has also a habbit that when i bring her to bed she loves to play ma hair till she gets tired then if she is moving without me she cries.but inother hand i guess there is some reason for it and i hope i can find a solution.
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• France
6 Sep 08
Maybe she could sleep with you for a while?
• France
6 Sep 08
Could you remind me her age?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Think there brains are very active and dream of what they did day before so that they are sort of on the move all the time my grand daughter is all over the bed and she does end up in mommas and daddys bed sometimes in the middle of the night and she dont take naps! she will be 4 in Nov. but has been about a year she hasnt took a nap. Might try some Lavender oil in her bath at night that seems to sooth them for awhile!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
7 Sep 08
hi Lakota,yes thats my husband always said.her brain is so active and she dreamed it during the night.sha has no nap but even while sleeping she has action talking sometimes alone i her bed.ok i will try your your advice about Lavendel thanks for you always.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Sep 08
yup Chey sometimes talks in sleep too. LAvender is good for alot of things at one time I did see some things like dryer sheets with lavender on them you put inside their pills makes for an easier sleep also but bath one does real good! hugs
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Thanks for BR hugs
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
4 Sep 08
[i]Hi bombshell, I have no idea about this..Maybe she will just change later! I hope you will hear great tips from any mom here! cheers![/i]
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
4 Sep 08
hi che,i am hoping coz i have this problem a long time.sometimes if we are in the middle of climax she is calling me hahaha.and i hope it will changed!
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• United States
4 Sep 08
really ? wow! that is funny yet hard! LOL! Anyway, I heard from other people that when very full, there is a tendency for some difficulties in sleeping, I am not sure it this is true!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
5 Sep 08
hahaha yes its funny dearbut about being full tummy yes thats also possible but i think theres a mean reason for that.she is like that from the beginning.maybe because i spoiled her and now she cant sleep without playing my hair but thats not also the mean reason.i don tknow why cant she sleep like other kid.
@vimaal (3365)
• India
7 Sep 08
hi my dear bombshell, iam so sad to heard this. don't worry dear. how long your little child have this problem?? I pray god for you and your baby. god bless your child dear. take care have a nice day.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
7 Sep 08
she has this from the beggining she always wants me beside her i gues.
• United States
5 Sep 08
I definitely know how you feel. My daughter will be 3 years old in October and she does not sleep well. Some nights she does not go to sleep until 2 am in the morning. If she went to sleep at 8:30 pm at night she would wake up around 11:30pm or 12 am and then I cannot get her to sleep until 3 or 4 am. I have repeatedly told her doctor about it and he thinks that she will outgrow it. I am always on the look out for anything that I can do to get her to sleep.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
7 Sep 08
thanks for the advice.in mycase she sleep from 8:30 till and awake till 12:00 and sometimes arround 2:00.i wanted her to sleep like other kid from 8:30 till morning non stop but she is not like that she is calling me all the time in the night.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
5 Sep 08
It could be a type of insomia. You should ask a doctor about it. Otherwise you can see to it that just before she goes to bed she does not excite herself by watching an exciting TV show or doing anything else to raise her tension level. Because it could be the tension and that can lift just before she tries to sleep and keep her awake.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
7 Sep 08
no! not insomia!she can sleep but not long hours like other kid.other kid they sleep fromm 8:30 till in the morning at 7:00 and my daughter is not like that!she is awake many times during the night.
@zer0charly (5616)
• Philippines
5 Sep 08
drinking milk will help her a lot to have a good sleep.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
6 Sep 08
hi there,maybe thats the reason coz she is not drinking a lot of milk.thank you
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@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
5 Sep 08
I remember when I was still a kid. I can't sleep too one night. My dad gave me a cup of milk and I drank that. After, my mom relayed me a story as she read a children's book. That was all. I just fall asleep and my parents were happy.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
6 Sep 08
hi there,maybe thats also the mean reason since she is not drinking a lot of milk.
@Omose14 (58)
• United States
5 Sep 08
give her milk
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
5 Sep 08
hi there,thanks she is drinking milk before going to bed.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Sep 08
well i guess you must make your daughter accustomed or used sleeping in a specific time of the night and before that no napping for her..so that she will have a sound sleep..since napping in the afternoon and wake up nearly dark maybe the reason for not having a sound sleep or a restless night..
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
6 Sep 08
ok i will try thanks dear
@littleowl (7157)
5 Sep 08
Hi bombshell..is your daughter hyperactive? If so do you let her have anything to eat or drink before bedtime if so maybe it would be good to cut that out a couple of hours before she goes to bed and ifshe asks for a drink let her have a little bit of water..other than that have you asked if she is scared of anything in her room that may wake her up or frighten her if she is find out what it is and try to reassure her about it but please pm me if thats the case, I maybe able to help...apart from that am not sure what it could be or why.blessed be littleowl
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
6 Sep 08
my little one is active but not hyperactive.thanks dear for the advice.yes she is drinking milk but not a lot.i always call her the way she is drinking is like a bird.sure i will convince her to drink plenty of milk.
@tiff1984 (385)
• United States
4 Sep 08
My son does that sometimes where he wakes up several times and then comes to sleep with us. I think it is pretty normal. I sounds like it has become a pattern though and not a good sleep habit. When my son starts doing it to often I will take one night and just keep putting him back in his bed and telling him that is where he goes night night at, but he is two and this seems to work. How old is your daughter? Age could have somehing to do with it.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
4 Sep 08
hi there,i gues it my daughters way of life hehehe.yes if she is sleeping with us she have a nice sleep.my daughter is 4 yrs old and 3 months but she was like that from the begining,i think i can count the night tha she sleep longer.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
4 Sep 08
That is not a healthy sleep pattern. I guess she feels most comfortable when she is in bed with you guys and waits for you guys to go to bed to climb in with and let her stay with you. You shouldn't encourage that behavior as she does not get a restful sleep that way. It will effect her later on in life, especially in school. How old is she? Does she still nap in the day? That could be the culprit, too. Establish a good bedtime routine, stick her in bed at the same time every day. And make sure she stays there.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
4 Sep 08
hi there,i know its not healthy and thanks for the fast reply.she is 4yrs old now. since she is in kindergarten she does not want to sleep in the afternoon,she is busy playing and drawings.from the beggining of her birth she is always like that cannot sleep longer.i am jelous other mother that they are relax while the baby is sleeping but mine is not!!even she is full but she is different.i think i had 3 times experience that she sleep long,i was wondering coz it was already sunshine but she still in her bed.the last time she had long sleep was on her 4rth birthday,she woke up almost 7 and that was great!!!