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What causes disturbed sleep in a toddler? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Sep-2014
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User: I have a 2 year old daughter
User:at night she will sleep around by 9-9.30 PM
User:but again she will be waking up for milk by 12.30 or 3 or any random time
User:and even keep moving and shifting in bed
User:is she having complete sleep?
Doctor:I see, do you think she is having trouble breathing in her sleep?
User:no trouble in breathing
User:she would even sometimes speak some random words
User:such ok..ok..i will eat,i do not want etc
Doctor:Ok. This is all pretty normal for a 2 year ols.
Doctor:i would suggest you cut back on sugarry foods before bed though
User:she has Nan pro 4 milk before sleeping
User:we are trying to stop that by givng her pediasure
User:but she is not willing to have it at night before sleeping
User:and without bottle in her mouth she is not sleeping
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:This is a pretty normal weaning problem.
Doctor:Can you try and feed her a bit earlier before bed?
Doctor:Also, can you try to burp her before you put her down?
User:if I try to feed her before sleep again she asks for milk
User:*sleep time
User:and in case she is rolling on bed and if I Pull her straight position she gets disturbed soon
Doctor:Ok, over time, give her smaller and smaller feeds before bed. She will get used to it.
User:and then again she wants bottle
Doctor:Age 2 is difficult as children will still demand regular feedings at night, they will gorw out of it as they grow in size.
User:ok..but due to all these movements does she get complete sleep
User:day time she will sleep once but for almost 3 hrs she sleeps
Doctor:Children sleep differently from adults. They're sleep is broken up through the night and day
Doctor:They only get a normal day night cycle by age 4 or 5
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:No Dr XXXXXXX .Thanks
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