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Hi, my name is stacey_riley! My 3 year old son doesn't sleep very well. Any advice?

stacey_rileystacey_riley Member Posts: 4 Listener
I really need some advice I have a 3 year old son who doesn’t sleep very well at all he goes down at 8 has no naps in the day but seems to be ready to start the day at 3.30 and it’s starting get earlier now I’ve tried everything 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Sorry your son isn't sleeping have you discussed this with health visitor or gp 

    We have a parents and carers section  may have some tips on there 

    My son was good sleeper used yo put him down awake with his TV on timer and he just dropped off in his own time 

    I know its not everyone's choice to let them have tv on maybe some background music 

    Good luck hope you get it sorted 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @stacey_riley :) Thanks for joining. 

    I'm sorry to hear that your son doesn't sleep very well. As Janer1967 mentioned, we have a parents and carers category. I've moved your post in there, and renamed it slightly so that other parents can find it more easily. 

    You may also want to check out Scope's Sleep Right service. The service is available to families with disabled children aged:
    • 2 to 18 in London and Leeds
    • 4 to 18 in Peterborough
    • 2 to 19 in Northamptonshire
    If you don't live in any of these areas, then you can still benefit from the Sleep Right team's expert advice. You can find out how to listen to their podcast here, containing top tips on getting your child to sleep. You can also read some top tips for a blissful bedtime that they wrote up for the community, centred around the themes of calm, connect, choice, and consistency.
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  • stacey_rileystacey_riley Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Yeah I have spoken with health Vistor and she told me about scope I’ve literally tried everything I’m out of ideas he used be such good sleeper until he come out of he’s cot but it’s getting out of control now 😞

    thank you for sharing my post I have actually just filled out form for the sleep right just waiting for someone to contact me and hopefully get some help and advice I’m single mum and I’m absolutely drained out with the no sleep but I don’t know what else to do. 
  • stacey_rileystacey_riley Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for the links I’m gonna have look on them now appreciate all the help and support thank you again xx
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

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    It's great to hear you've applied for Sleep Right @stacey_riley :) I can only imagine how tiring it must be. You're doing a fantastic job. 

    Do you mind me asking whether your son has any sort of diagnosis?
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  • stacey_rileystacey_riley Member Posts: 4 Listener
    @Tori_Scope
    yeah it’s very exhausting I just wanna try get him as much help as I can to resolve this and he hasn’t got diagnosis as yet but he’s highly likely got autism and genetic disorder we are awaiting assessment for autism and he’s gonna see consultant at GOSH in may 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

    Scope community team

    Of course @stacey_riley. You're free to vent and ask for advice here any time you need to. 

    Some of Scope's other family services may be of help if you haven't looked into them already, such as Navigate or Parents Connect. 
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,187

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    Just wanted to wish you a warm welcome to the community @stacey_riley :) 
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