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sleeping not lack of it just location of it

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yawningmonster Thu 27-Feb-14 09:29:24

I walked past ds just now fast asleep and got to wondering who in the world has a dc like mine who likes to sleep in strange places. His current location of choice is the linen cupboard, he has cleared the top shelf and made himself a bed, he usually shuts the doors but tonight it was open and there he was asleep on his shelf. This is by no means his first or even strangest of sleeping arrangements. He has over the last 9 years slept between the mattress and the base of the bed, under the bed, in a hunting blind, in a tiny crevice created by putting the mattress leaning against the wall, in a drawer (when he could fit), in baskets, under tables, on the trampoline, in his wardrobe, in the bath um that's all I can think of but his beds have been many and varied. I am so used to the words "mum I made my bed" which in so many households would be greeted with "great work son" but in ours is greeted with "where?"

PolterGoose Thu 27-Feb-14 09:41:13

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yawningmonster Thu 27-Feb-14 09:44:11

oh yes many, many photos poltergoose!

yawningmonster Fri 28-Feb-14 07:21:07

only us then?

2boysnamedR Fri 28-Feb-14 08:36:19

My son is normally always on the bed ( sometimes rarely the floor) but he is always on the absolute edge ( he falls out a lot too!). His pead said that's his SPd. He either can't work out where his is relative to the bed, or that is seeking the sensation of the edge of the bed. I couldn't sleep like that! He also insists on sharing with his older brother so they are like puppy's on top of each other. Poor eldest ds as ds2 is not dry at night. When I try to get him dry the elder boy gets peed on - sigh :0/

yawningmonster Fri 28-Feb-14 08:47:38

2boys yes I think it is a sensory thing too. Your poor (very tolerant) ds1, Our youngest often likes to clamber into where ever ds has holed up but there are only so many times she is willing to whack her head on the top of the cupboard (or insert any other highly impractical sleeping space) before she retreats back to the comfort of her own bed.

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Fri 28-Feb-14 09:15:44

DS1 used to sleep in a toddler pop-up tent until he could no longer fit smile

DS2 has a pirate bed with a canopy over the bed and a nice dark den underneath.

2boysnamedR Fri 28-Feb-14 10:10:06

I was told that a weighted blanket or tucking in tightly can help. Or try a sleeping bag or body sock?

It's not too bad for my ds as he does sleep - even though it looks uncomfortable! I might try the blanket / sleeping bag as ds is going to secondary in a year and a half and I want to try to get ds2 dry at night over summer ( he is six!). Ds2 doesn't wake when he pees, but poor ds1 comes I. Soaking wet saying he has been pee'd over.

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Fri 28-Feb-14 12:39:51

2boys - has he been checked for retained reflexes? I can't remember which one it is but one of the symptoms for one is peeing at night but dry in the day. Worked for DS1.

2boysnamedR Fri 28-Feb-14 13:13:49

I was told by pead and gp that he be helped for his night wetting until he is 7-8 as its normal for kids to wet at night at his age. It's going to be problem soon as I don't want to let him on any overnight school trips if I can't be sure he won't wet the bed.

Thanks I will look into retained reflexes

zzzzz Fri 28-Feb-14 13:38:57

grin better than on your lap <eyes dd3 with disapproval>

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Fri 28-Feb-14 14:34:52

Spinal Galant reflex

2boysnamedR Fri 28-Feb-14 18:57:47

Thanks for the link. Luckily he hasn't peed on me for a few years! But he did poop his pants the other day randomly!

It's like a puppy farm some days.....

Get the newspaper down on the floor

2boysnamedR Fri 28-Feb-14 19:02:12

I will have fun testing ds, I think he would fail them all - after explaining them at least fifty times of course.

It's statement decision next week so I'm in defeatist mode -

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