Friday, July 17, 2009
As many of you know Sophie has really struggled with sleeping. She does not have "night terrors". She hyper vigilant when it comes to going to sleep, she fights sleep like its the enemy. Once asleep she tends to be very restless. When she was in her crib up against our bed she would get up on her knees and fall back down on the mattress....I thought for sure she was going to break my nose while I slept and she dove on to the bed. We have talked to the attachment therapist about these sleep issues, and he of course has said that it is not uncommon. But the truth of the matter is that if she is tired and not well rested we can not do the attachment work that we need to do to help her feel safe, secure and loved. What to do????? Well my friends I have started using a homeopathic sleep aid made especially for children to help Sophie relax and have a restful sleep. It has made all the difference in the world for the both of us!! A tired cranky toddler with a tired and cranky mommy will not have the energy to have fun together and strengthen attachment.
We have started using Calms Forte for Kids and it is like magic. This is not a sleeping pill. This has allowed Sophie to relax and get the sleep she so desperately needs. This product doesn't even come with a kid proof cap it is that safe! You can buy it at vitamin or health food stores. The directions recommend dissolving under the tongue. Yeah good luck with that, the trick is for your munchkin not to chew the tiny tablet. They taste sweet and dissolve quickly. You give the tablets in 15 minute increments before bedtime. I give Sophie 4 doses of 2 tablets every night and it works great. No more taking an hour to fall asleep, no more waking in the middle of the night, she is talking less in her sleep and the restlessness has all but disappeared.
This product has been a life saver for the both of us!!
Posted by at 8:41 AM