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Sleep issues with my son with CP

Burbanks
Burbanks Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2018 in Cerebral palsy
My first name is Alma and Mum to Alfie who is nearly 3 yrs. Alfie was diagnosed with CP a year ago. He has a mild form of CP and is doing really well. The problem I am facing at the moment is sleep. Alfie has always been an excellent sleeper until about 4 months ago. He can get out of bed up to 15/17 times a night. He has a bedtime routine which has never changed. Do anyone else have this with your child and do you have any tips. Thank you 

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2018
    Hi @Burbanks
    Welcome to the community, we have lots of information and sleep tips here that you might like to look through.

    You might also like to get in touch with our Sleep Solutions team

    Sleep Solutions provides support for families of disabled children and those with additional needs, aged between two and 19, who have severe sleep problems.

    Sleep disorders can present themselves in different ways. Your child may be unable to fall asleep, may wake numerous times through the night or wake ready for the day in the very early hours. If your child is finding it hard to sleep, then we bet you and the rest of your family are too.

    About the service

    We offer a tailored sleep service that includes workshops, clinic appointments and home visits where appropriate, as well as vital telephone and email support. We understand every family is different and will support you in the most appropriate way through your individual sleep programme.

    Our sleep practitioners

    All of our practitioners specialise in working with disabled children and those with additional needs. The team has years of experience and are skilled at providing responsive and flexible support.

    Sleep Solutions support is offered to families in

    We have a number of experienced practitioners who will travel to other areas to deliver workshops. Find out how to run a workshop in your area.

    Contact our Business Development team if you think a Sleep Solutions service might be needed in your area.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello Alma @Burbanks, and welcome to the community. It is very good to have you here, and I know I've read several posts recently from mums with children who have CP. So you are among friends here and I hope you enjoy being part of the community.
    Warmest best wishes to you and to Alfie,
    Richard

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