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I asked earlier how to get my 18 mth old to sleep through the night. Is he too young to give melatonin to help him sleep? Its all natural but he is still young.

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FunnyLittleFrog

Just because something is natural, doesn't mean it's good to consume. And drugging the kid really doesn't sound good, to be honest.I mean after 18 months you must be tired, but that's the choice you made to have a child.

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GIVE HIM THE MELATONIN...my aunt gives it to her 20 month son......so yeh.

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Suzie17

Please contact your pediatrician before giving ANYTHING to a young child, "natural" or not.

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Thanks! I did ask his doctor they just gave me the run around about it. Ive been afraid to give him anything due to his age. I dont know what else to try.
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What is going on hon? How much sleep is he getting? From when to when. Please give me more info.
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We get up at 6:30 am everyday. He is at a personal sitter who has a son his age during the day, then at home he plays with his 2 older brothers. He gets dinner then a bath and bedtime is at 8:30. He goes to sleep easy but is back awake around 1. Ive tried self soothing but cried for over 2 hours one night. My husband is weak and puts him in our bed when he wakes up. I think he is spoiled to it. He will go back to sleep when he gets in our bed but then wakes up around 4 or 5. Then at 6:30 he cries because he is tired. Its exhausting. I hope if I could get him to sleep all night he will stay in his bed. Im at a loss. I have taken him to the doctor they want me to self sooth. I cant seem to get that to work. Then I suggested the Melatonin, but he doctor wouldnt give me a straight answer on it. I was hoping someone on here had a personal experience that could help out. Thanks for listening!
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Try keeping him up later. If your other kids get upset say it's so everyone can sleep longer in the night. Give him warm milk. It had natural tryptophan which causes sleepiness. Give it to him at when he wakes up also. I would also check with how long he naps at the sitter. Could be a problem there.
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A running vac under the crib works EXCELLENT!! It even works on colic babies.
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STOP putting him in your bed. He wakes up, sees he's alone.....
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I will try the warm milk. Hope it works. I want him out of my bed so bad but cries to the point he throws up. Then im up longer calming him down and cleaning his bed. Im so confused and tired of all of it. I even thought of letting him sleep with his oldest brother who is 8, but if he wakes up he will climb out of bed and get into something. That would keep me awake just thinking of the things he would do.
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Ya, don't disrupt the 8 year olds sleep. The vac thing really worked for my colic baby. Hope you have success!
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Be sure the kid is active thru out the day. Make sure he has a set routine to get up, nap, eat, play time, ect. If the weather is not too cold make sure you take him outside to play. and DO NOT give him melatonin. An active, healthy child will sleep without help from DRUGS

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Honestly, babies produce enough on their own!
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You should contact your baby's Dr. and check before you EVER give your baby a supplement! I had given my daughter Melatonin and when she was 3 my baby's Dr. allowed me to give my daughter a quarter of an Unisom so like I mentioned earlier your Dr. knows your baby in and out so its best you get it checked out!!

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I started putting my son in bed with me when he woke up so he would go back to sleep and I could get some for work the next day. after that he woke up every night and would only go back to sleep in my bed. in those days their was no talk about "pills". what worked for me was when he woke up I changed him, gave him every thing needed, put him back to bed. he cried (was hard for me) with persistance we broke that habit. good luck! ")

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Thanks. I tried to let him cry it out one night. He cried for 2 hours then he got so upset he threw up. It is easier to just put him in our bed so we all get some sleep, but I would like to have my bed back haha. I dont want him dependant to sleeping with me at a older age.
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I know how hard it is to let your child cry. but ask your doctor if that's not the best way to break him of that habit. it took more than one night for me but it did work.
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Thanks I will give it another try.
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good luck, stay strong. it wont lat forever. :)
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