Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Would You Do Wednesday

Welcome to What Would You Do Wednesday here on the Knowledge Safari blog. Each week we post a question that we have received from a reader and ask you to help us with an answer!

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Today's question comes from Jennifer.

"Do you have any ideas on how to help my son who has ADHD, FASD, and SPD get to sleep? is really a problem! I cannot get him to stay in bed or to fall asleep without a serious production every single night. I have tried too many things to name, but am willing to keep at it - so please send me your ideas! Either that or a vat of coffee please! ;)"

Help is on the way Jennifer! Check the comments section!


AJnMJsMom said...

Have you tried Melatonin? We use it typically 20-30 minutes prior to bedtime for our son. Once he gets back in a sleep cycle we can discontinue using it. Our developmental ped actually told us to try it. Also was sugested by our pulmonologist to try St John's wart. We also do shower at night and usually I have to lay in his bed with him and we read or talk long enough for him to settle down. We also discovered that a sound machine helps totally relax him and send him to dreamland. Usually usually a combination of the above. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Johnson's & Johnson's bedtime wash? It's very soothing and calming. Also, try classical music. Try to set music on a timer so it will turn off by itself. Make sure your son knows that you are not going to come in the bedroom for every little thing! A few nights of putting him back into his bed without saying too many words, will help him get the hint!
~Tanner's Mom

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