alisha cornog wrote:I am at lost for what to do. I have a 14 month old who WILL NOT go to bed let alone stay asleep. Yes he is teething but I give him meds for it n a warm milk bottle but he still wakes up at night crying and not wanting to go back to sleep. and when I put him to bed he scream cries so bad he turns purple and red and starts shaking. I don't know what to do and I don't know what to give him since he's so young. any help will be very grateful.
Jami McBride wrote:There is chewable melatonin that tastes like peppermint. The brand is Nutrition Now, I get it in the health food island at Fred Meyers. It relaxes and clams, it is not a drug. I had friends give it to their hyper son just to take the edge off.
Also running the child during the day, and giving him a warm bath just before bed to settle down for the evening.
But none of this will work if the parents are busy, the house is noisy, lights are on - all things signaling that the fun stuff is still going on. No one likes to be left out of what's going on.
When my kids were young I would shut off most of the lights, sometimes light a candle, give them their daily bath and then let them watch a movie - worked every time, they were out before the movie was over. I was also sitting quietly reading or watching the show. No noise or activity, everything (the house and me) signaled the day was over time for bed.