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Tips on getting a 3yo to calm down/relax.

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DeathMetalMum Sat 04-Jan-14 17:16:12

We have had a lovely day today with family lots of children together all playing (reasonably well). Obviously a number of times they all got over excited etc sil was able to talk to dc and they calmed things down very quickly dd however was still like a bottle of pop bouncing all over the place and will remain so until she goes to sleep tonight. We took her to cool down got her drinks but was still very excitible. Does anyone have any calming tips? Or is it just her age? other children are older but only slightly, it seems as though sometimes dd doesn't know how tp relax is there anything I can do to help her. It's not just today, this happens most time we visit family where they all play together.

Sunshineonsea Sat 04-Jan-14 17:19:04

Are the other children school age?
I could've written your post a few months ago but since ds has started school he has calmed down a hell of a lot

Sunshineonsea Sat 04-Jan-14 17:21:26

Ds was a bit of a nightmare and the only thing that would settle him a bit was to either read him a story or let him watch cbeebies or play a game on my phone for a little while.
Could you try taking her for a little walk when she's too hyped up just to tire her out a bit

DeathMetalMum Sat 04-Jan-14 18:47:58

Some are school age one is just 9 months older than dd but in pre-school even when younger (similar age as dd) they seemed to be much calmer or able to calm themselvs down. When dd is in this type of mood she will not entertain sitting still for anything really, I have wondered it could just be age but wondered if it is something I needed to do to help her.

We could take her for a walk but unsure if that would change things - we are only there for a few hours anyway.

TheGreatHunt Sat 04-Jan-14 19:28:09

She's 3! They don't relax. I suspect it's tiredness tbh.

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