5 year old waking up throughout night

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ohdearohdearwhatsnext101 Wed 30-Dec-20 23:51:38

Hi all,

My step daughter (6) wakes up every single night she stays with us (holidays and every other weekend).

She goes to bed at about 8pm then wakes up at around 11pm then about every hour and a half until 6am. Sometime over 5-10 times a night 😫.

When she wakes up she says she's scared and she wants daddy to tuck her in. Sometimes she's not even really awake, she's half sleepwalking!

When she's with mum she wakes up & gets in bed with mum.
We can't change this as mum doesn't care as it doesn't bother her.

Is it habit? Attention?

Anyone got any tricks or advice of what we can do? 🙏🏻

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ohdearohdearwhatsnext101 Wed 30-Dec-20 23:52:26

Also- we put her back to bed every time and don't let her in our bed until about 6am...

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FATEdestiny Thu 31-Dec-20 00:18:04

Have you tried leaving a light on? A snuggly teddy may help too. It's all about needing extra reassurance when at your house.

LMW1990 Thu 31-Dec-20 00:25:48

I could have written this word for word 4 weeks ago about DSS.

Moshi app and a compression sheet. Has slept through every night since. A revaluation! Everyone is in a better mood. The sheet was from Amazon. Highly recommend!

ohdearohdearwhatsnext101 Thu 31-Dec-20 00:28:28

@FATEdestiny thanks for the suggestion - yes 4 nightlights and lots of teddies 😊 they don't seem to make a difference!

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ohdearohdearwhatsnext101 Thu 31-Dec-20 00:28:59

@LMW1990 ooo haven't heard of Moshi, what is it?

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ohdearohdearwhatsnext101 Thu 31-Dec-20 00:31:16

@LMW1990 I've just had a look at Moshi - do I need to let her listen to it every time she wakes up in the night?

She shares with younger brother so don't want to disturb him 🤔

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LMW1990 Thu 31-Dec-20 00:37:47

We only listen to it going to sleep initially and since we've bee using it he hasn't woken up once in the night so I've never had to put it back on. There's a mixture of meditation story type tracks and music. DSS prefers those without any talking.

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