Friday recap: therapy went good. We made it to the library story time for the first time on Wednesday. Not sure why we've never gone before, but Pip enjoyed it. Planning to add it to the weekly schedule when possible.
There's got to be a happy medium between sleeping at night and napping. In June Pip got no afternoon naps due to summer school from 1145-330 (except for during bus ride home). He usually was tired enough to fall asleep within minutes of bedtime but by end of June he was so over tired that he was refusing to eat at any time.
First week of July I resumed afternoon naps and the first few nights he sleep great both at nap and at bedtime. Wednesday and Thursday, he fought sleeping at both nap and bedtime. It was between 10pm and midnight before he went to sleep both W and Th. Naps were no longer than an hour both days. Appetite is back to normal.
Suggestions? FWIW, prek starting next month is in the afternoon, unless we decide to keep him home.
Ugh. Sorry about sleep issues. We've had our share of struggles.
The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Sleep was a pretty effective bedtime story for about a week, and then DS caught on to its evil hypnotic witchcraft and forbade me from ever reading it again.
A lot of our issues seem to be based in difficulty with transitions. So I adapted a token board that his therapist gave us and used it to move us through all the steps of getting ready for bed. We've had some improvement there but can still do better.
Also, consulted his pediatrician last year about using melatonin. So we started using that and it helps. But he doesn't take it when he is at his dad's place, and his dad says he has no problem falling asleep. Go figure.
Another thing I keep hearing about is weighted blankets. Something I want to read up on, and I hear there are DIY patterns out there.
DS has been on the waitlist for a sleep clinic at our local university-run autism center for 18 months. Haven't heard anything back, I've pretty much given up on that avenue of help.
I decided for the next week, I'm going to try naps on weekends/every couple days.
Dh commented it maybe a lock with no key and I responded that I'm a mom therefore I am going to try finding a key or ds is going to outgrow the problem. Dh then responded with something about wondering which will happen first.
Post by freezorburn on Jul 8, 2017 23:58:07 GMT -5
I think there is probably something about being the default parent/primary parent that probably makes you feel more motivated to try to work the problem, rather than either deciding it can't be solved or that it will somehow work itself out.