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Is It Really February 11?

I guess it is! Today is my hubby’s birthday, and my Dad & Stepmom left town. My Mom agreed to stay (up all night) with the kiddo, so we’re having an impromptu “couple” night! All night! We might sleep until noon! Uninterrupted!

Last night the kiddo was up from 2:30 until 6:00. I had a 5k training race at 8:30, for which I needed to leave about 7:15. Yikes.

I ran/walked it in 47:00 flat. Woo hoo! Not the fastest, but I wasn’t last, and it was under my goal of 50:00. Not bad on 4 1/2 hours of sleep!

The sleep study revealed….nothing. Well, no apnea, anyway. This week I will call the sleep center and ask for a pulmonologist to review the study. In the meantime, the pediatrician has given us meds to treat reflux, just in case that is what this is. Yes, it’s a drug, but if there is no improvement over the next few weeks, then we’ll just stop using it.

Anyone have any experience with melatonin and toddlers? I have an aunt who is a pharmacist, so I will be talking to her (and the pediatrician), but if you have experience, will you please share?

I would love to write something profound, but this is all I’ve got šŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “Is It Really February 11?

  1. We tried melatonin with Isabel. Didn't work.
    Took about 45 minutes for it to kick in and seeing her shake her head at the effects was heart breaking for me to watch. I imagine it's how I feel when I'm over tired but can't fall asleep and my head is dizzy and shaky.

    Once she's out she was out cold. First night I think she slept straight through until about 4. We had one or two more good nights but then she woke at 3 and every night it was earlier.

    The problem was that when she woke after sleeping with the melatonin she was up for the day no matter what the time. Which for you might not be any different but for us, most of the time she'll go right back to sleep. It's worth a shot to try it for a week and see what happens but don't combine the meds so you know which one is working.


  2. I hope you and hubby had a great couple night, sans kids!

    Congrats on the run/walk. It's been years since I've done that and I definitely wasn't that fast, although, I think ours was 7k. :S


  3. Happy Birthday to your hubby! I hope the long night of sleep does well for you!

    I am sorry that your little man is still having trouble with sleep and no real answers!


  4. We have used melatonin with our 40 pound almost 4 year old this year for the first time. He was so off his sleep schedule and we were dying! It worked, we used it for about 3 weeks and then were able to discontinue using it and he continued sleeping just fine. It was a total life saver for the entire house! Good Luck!


  5. There is a woman in our MOPS group that swears by it. She's been giving it to her son fof years and he finally sleeps through the night and goes to bed at a regular time. BTW thank you soooo much for the chicken pot pie.


  6. I don't know about melatonin and toddlers, but I can tell you that I took it for two days. If you read the fine print on the bottle you'll see that it says it can cause depression symptoms. Sure enough, I had to throw that junk out. I would be so scared to give that to one of my children after what it did to me.


  7. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog. We give our 3year old melatonin every night. He is autistic and can not settle down. We were given the ok by our pediatrician. If you are not sure about that there is a homeopathic version by hylands called calm 4kids or something similar to that. It is all natural and we occasionally give that to our older son when needed. Also, our older son had obstructive sleep apnea and as soon as he had his tonsils removed, it was like night and day! We found out that was the reason he drooled all the time. Good luck and I hope you find an answer soon,


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