Sep 29, 2014
I'm still having a hard time getting Preston to sleep through the night. It'll go in cycles. He'll sleep through the night for a bit, then he flips to waking up during the night. We're in the cycle now of waking during the night. It's been going on for weeks. He wakes during the night at least 5 days out of the week. Some weeks it's every night of the week.
I can't let him cry it out because we have neighbors downstairs and she can hear him.
So at his 2 year check up last week I asked my Dr if she had any suggestions. I was shocked at the answer she gave us. I would like to know if anyone else would've been shocked at her response. Her suggestion was to give him Gravol before bed. Yes, her suggestion was to drug him before bed! While it seems very tempting to do some nights just to get a full night of uninterrupted sleep, that doesn't seem like the right answer. Especially coming from a Dr.
She also said that a 2 year old only needs about 7-8 hours of sleep a night. That didn't seem right, so I Googled it. What I was reading said they should get about 10-12. I know every child is different and some will require more or less. But 7-8 hardly seems like enough.
Does anyone have suggestions to help with sleep? This is really killing us. I really thought this would've gotten better by now. But he's never been a good sleeper