Saturday, January 19, 2008

Melasnorin

The pediatrician told me to get Toddler some Melatonin to help Toddler sleep. He also warned me that it could take some time to get the "recipe" right, and that it could also take some time for him to get used to it and it would be a while before he fell asleep and slept through the night.

Ha ha ha.

Within 20 minutes of giving Toddler the melatonin he is sound asleep and snoring. He doesn't wake up for 9 straight hours. It my friends is a Christmas miracle. (Just a few weeks late.) Plus he is sleeping in his own bed that whole time so we are sleeping so everyone is happy!!

I do sort of feel bad about how quickly he falls asleep. But I followed the instructions for his weight and age to a T and even gave him less than they recommended. But I think that it is better than the alternative of having to use some sort of sedative of him long term. (Or Ritalin or other DRUG.)

Now the trick is to give him the melatonin a little later than 7, probably like 8:30, so he isn't up at like 5am jumping on our bed screaming for donuts or other stuff. Because that is super wrong...getting up before the sun is up is WRONG. (Unless you absolutely have to that is.)

So everyone is sleeping and hopefully this will help with the reports of Toddler being a turd at preschool everyday. Plus with him getting a full nights sleep it may help with the tantrums during the day and his attention span. All things that we have been desperately trying to work on. We will see.

In the meantime if you hear a lot of loud snoring that sounds like chainsaws cutting down the rainforest's. Its just us....sound asleep and dreaming of Tom Selleck.

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