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    Default my 3 year old is waking constantly at night

    Hi there

    I need some advice. My three year old is constantly waking at night. It started when we went to QLD for a holiday where she got scared at night, had to start having the door open (previously it has always been shut) and a bathroom light on. Now, it is still going, 2 weeks since being at home.

    Sometimes she wants to go to the toilet, other times it is just silly stuff. I have tried ignoring, rewards, nothing seems to be working.

    I would love some tips and advice to get her sleeping through the night again.

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    Have you tried a nightlight? At this age imaginations can run riot and a dim light in their room may help alleviate her new found fears.

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    I set my 3 yr old up with everything in his room that he uses as an excuse to get up.. eg. Water bottle next to his bed, tissue box within reach, toys that he sleeps with, night light which projects stars on his roof.

    We also talked about what to do if he wakes up during the night and we decided he would pull his blanket back up, close his eyes and go to sleep. He has a little glow worm on his bed as well which will play music while the face glows. He always presses it so it sings when he wants to go back to sleep.

    He understands he's not allowed to be up until morning and we are teaching him about the clock and what time he is allowed up.

    If he does come to us at night I hug him ask if there was anything he needed and take him back to bed.

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    Besides a nightlight, another weapon against the night terrors is a music player with headphones (of some kind) that she can turn on when she feels anxious. Well, it works for some kids.

    Any idea what caused this - was it something somebody told her (on holiday, at preschool)? I know these things don't have to have one reason, but...

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    Hi guys, yes, she has 2 night lights. What caused this, i think, we were on holidays in QLD and she got scared at night because of noises, sounds etc. It has carried on to her room and home.

    She constantly says at night "I don't want mummy and daddy to go to sleep". I don't know what she means by this. I think she is genuinely scared to some degree, and I am constantly reassuring her we are home, she has her 'friends' and there is nothing to be scared of.


 

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