Advice on a sleeping routine for my daughter who has autism

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emmacatt908 Sat 13-Jun-15 16:53:54

My daughter is almost 5, she attends nursery, and it is not unusual for her sleeping pattern to be disrupted when they have a school holiday. My biggest issue since the last holiday is that she has discovered how to climb the safety gate, she moves her room around finding anything to use to stand on and climb over. I've tried taking everything out that she might climb on, but she decided to use her bed cover to get over. I can't take that from her. So I decided to just be persistent, and keep taking her back, but she continues to hurt herself. When in a good sleep routine she slows down with self injurious behaviour. But since her sleeping pattern has been disrupted it has gotten worse again.

I don't know what to do now to get her back into a routine. She is very determined. I don't like the idea of putting a lock on her bedroom door.

Has anyone had any similar problems? Or have any ideas? smile Thank you

EmmanuelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 13-Jun-15 22:39:23

Hi there OP,

We are going to move this to the Sleep topic, where you will hopefully get more replies.

Good luck!

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