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5 year old sleeping through

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cleoismycat Thu 17-Oct-13 11:58:06

Quick survey. My 5 year old DD generally wakes a couple of times a night and will wonder into my room. I always put her back in her own bed, usually without any fuss or a minor fuss. we have been in a new house since April follwing seperation and she regularly sleeps with her dad and at her grandparents as he has yet to find suitable accomodation. is it normal to be waking this often and not going straight back to sleep or is it habit that she gets up? just curious as to when i will ever get an undisturbed night sleep.

cleoismycat Thu 17-Oct-13 12:22:46


PeterParkerSays Thu 17-Oct-13 12:30:48

DS is 4 and regularly wanders in, and climbs into bed with us. We found it easier to let him than to try and get him back to sleep at 5.30 in his own bed. He often seemed to wake up when he's cold.

We're now looking at getting a cot bed mattress to put on our floor, that goes under our bed during the day, so DS can sleep on it, but not in our bed. Is that worth considering or creating another problem?

Mydelilah Thu 17-Oct-13 12:45:40

My 5yo DD often wakes in the night. She comes to our bed and gets in without waking me so I don't take her back as I don't know she's there iyswim! She also occasionally reads for a bit in the night in her own room if she can't get straight back to sleep. Some kids are light sleepers I think, I don't worry about this and assume she'll grow out of it eventually. She's always raring to go in the morning!

cleoismycat Thu 17-Oct-13 13:43:52

i just want her to stay asleep!! someone has suggested that maybe she needs worming? (not like a cat)

cleoismycat Thu 17-Oct-13 16:59:02

ovex? is it effective?

Mydelilah Thu 17-Oct-13 17:58:51

Yikes! Worming shock why? (Off to google)

Oceansurf Thu 17-Oct-13 18:02:21

Don't know if it's normal or not, but I wouldn't be putting up with it!

she's 5, not 5 weeks.

leelteloo Thu 17-Oct-13 18:06:59

My 4 year old is and had always been a terrible sleeper. She wakes me up in the night much more than my 13 month old. I have tried everything and the one thing that does help a bit is fresh air just before bed and a high carb snack at bedtime, toast, banana or cereal.

LightminTheQueem Thu 17-Oct-13 19:52:07

I think if it was worms you'd know about it. They're very very itchy in the evening and when my 5yo had them we had two really awful nights until the medicine kicked in. You can see them if you have a look at your DC's bottom. Prob best to check before medicating.

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