So I hope you read about my plight with a toddler who still sleeps with me and wakes me up many times throughout the night. It’s exhausting! Anyway – I think I’ve found a solution!
I had read on a health sharing forum that I belong to, about giving kiddos a certain nutritional supplement to help them sleep better (and longer). I threw it into my big mental suitcase of suggestions. I already give Lucas this supplement sporadically. He LOVES chewable vitamins of all kinds. I have to be really careful where I keep my grownup vitamins or he is after those too. Lucas begs to eat his vitamins so I give him a children’s chewable multi, a chewable Cal-Mag tablet, and sometimes some minty alfalfa tablets to help with stuffy noses and other stuff (all from my favorite and ultra-reputable supplier, Shaklee.)
Since I already give him Cal-Mag when he asks for it, or whenever I remember, I didn’t pay much attention. But a couple of days ago, I decided to purposefully give him the Shaklee Cal-Mag chewable tablet right before we went to bed.
He slept through the night.
The whole night! No nursing. No crying. Nothing. AND when I got up in the morning to get ready for work. He stayed in bed, fast asleep. I finally went into the room and changed his diaper, put on his shorts and sandals while he was still sleeping. He didn’t wake up until I was carrying him to the car.
This seems like a miracle. I think I need at least one more night to test this theory though. Check back tomorrow!