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worriedmummy2017 Wed 11-Oct-17 10:49:00

I apologise if this isn’t the right place to post but I need help.

My DS is 4and a half and started school this September. I am worried he doesn’t sleep enough as his bedtime is 7:30 pm and he is awake at 6am and sometimes 5:30am and doesn’t feel tired even after a long day at school. Google and the NHS website tell me he is not getting enough sleep. Aibu to be worried. Thank you in advance 

sadiemm2 Wed 11-Oct-17 11:05:12

Daughter number 2 never slept for long periods . She still doesn't sleep much now. Gp6said as long as she was eating, drinking, exercising and doing OK at school, not to worry.

sadiemm2 Wed 11-Oct-17 11:06:15

If you are worried, talk to your GP or school nurse. Dies he ever seem tired? Is he active after school?

worriedmummy2017 Wed 11-Oct-17 11:27:47

Thank you for your reply @sadiemm2
He does seems tired sometimes after school but not often . He is fine otherwise eats well etc and the teacher has no complaints so far .

sadiemm2 Wed 11-Oct-17 11:45:36

It's quite normal for your 4 year old to be tired after school anyway, I'd be surprised if they weren't. 7.30 is a good bedtime for a 4 year old, iirc (mine are teens now) as long as he isn't sneaking out of bed to play, and isn't being woken unnaturally by external noise or light, I wouldn't worry. Blackout blinds are a necessity for my eldest (20, and at unigrin but the youngest still has periods of wakefulness. Maybe a chat with your school nurse will reassure you x x

worriedmummy2017 Wed 11-Oct-17 15:02:43

Thank you for your advice 😊. I will get in touch with her . It will put my mind at rest smile

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