Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

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Lushka1
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Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

Postby Lushka1 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:10 pm

Im looking to get some advice on sleep and getting to sleep - its for an 8 year old boy that despite a routine cant fall asleep for hours & it has a big impact.  Can anyone recommend a sleep trainer .  I know there is sleep munchkins who are highly recommended but they only go up to 5 years old.

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Re: Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

Postby Bunnypigeon1 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:23 am

We’ve had a mountain of sleep problems with my eldest- also (nearly) 8. I think by the time you get to 7/8 it’s not really the domain of a sleep trainer. Our daughter benefited from going to see a play therapist who was able to work through some of her anxieties with her. Ultimately one needs to get to the source of why they can’t fall asleep....
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Re: Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

Postby ChelseaMary » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:01 pm

A few years ago I got a recommendation on this site for the Millpond children’s sleep clinic. I had a young child at the time and typically the matter resolved after I filled out their questionnaire, but when I was doing my research they appeared to deal with older children rather than toddlers. When I said it to my GP she knew about them but they are private not NHS.
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Postby Abbiep101 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 am

We’ve been recommended HappySleepers for the same issue

They look at anxieties and methods to help sleep

We haven’t used them yet
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Re: Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

Postby Newmum3 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:37 am

We used Su and can't recommend her enough. She is doing virtual stuff atm (we have used her during lockdown and it worked)

Her website is sumoulana dot com (it won't let me add the link)
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Re: Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

Postby h.davies1984 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:07 am

Ann Caird from Nurturing Sleep is amazing. I’m not sure how old she goes up to (Mine are much younger) but she works on emotional well-being and sleep together. She has changed motherhood for me. Good luck x
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Postby Jhhhh » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:19 am

I used millpond and they were great. They go up to 16 yrs pls and work with the NHS etc.
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Re: Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

Postby dudette » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:53 am

I had problems getting to sleep when I was a child. Looking back I never felt tired when I went to bed - it’s very hard to fall asleep if you’re not tired. I was not allowed to read in bed so I just lay there thinking! Why don’t you try moving his bedtime to an hour later? Stop him looking at screens for a couple of hours before and give him a book to read. Make sure his room is really dark. If he still finds it hard then you could maybe try him with an app such as Calm which reads really boring bedtime stories! Good luck!
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Re: Sleep trainer for an 8 year old

Postby Mellyberry » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:48 pm

Caroline Hanson at (loveparentlove) is great! I’m currently using her at the moment
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