Posted in Child's Health, Nutrition, Sleep

Sleeping and eating issues.

Anonymous

I have a two and a half year old and an almost four year old. They’ve been sharing a room for almost a year now. Recently they’re both suffering from sleep problems and eating issues. We can’t get them to eat much of anything. My husband and I are exhausted, so are they. They both walk are all day with dark circles under their eyes, neither one has half the energy they used to, and the emotions in the house are at an all time high. We feel like we’re somehow failing as parents. What can we do to help them sleep and eat? We’re desperate.

  • PK
    Nov 14

    Big Red Rooster BRRC105 Sleep Training Alarm Clock for Kids | Plug in Kids Alarm Clock | Toddler Clock | Boy Or Girls Alarm Clock | Childrens Alarm Clock | Time to Wake Clock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0796WY8HZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vqDZDbVPY3Y22 We got this for our son to help with sleep and it has helped. It took a few days for him to get it. But we had the sleep issue of him getting up in the middle of the night or just too early in the morning. He’s almost 3. Not sure what sleep issues you are having exactly. As far as the eating, are your kids verbal enough to tell you if they’re actually hungry or not? How long has this been going on? My son goes through phases where he doesn’t eat much either. Just keep offering 3 meals and 1-2 snacks during the day. As long as they are getting their fluids in, I wouldn’t worry too much. Could they be teething (especially the 2.5 yr old)? Has there been a change in their lives that may take adjusting to? How much are they actually eating?

  • Anonymous
    Nov 14

    Oh that looks cool. Does it make sound or does it just change color? As far as not eating, I’ve never been one to push that they have to eat a certain amount. They are both expressing that they’re hungry and then when we sit down they refuse to eat anything. I’ve even stopped the “you have to eat what we eat” thing because I’m legitimately a little worried. We moved six months ago but I can’t think of anything else big. I did treat the two year old for tooth pain and she passed out in about 15 minutes so I’m very thankful for that. I hadn’t even thought of that being the cause.

  • PK
    Nov 16

    It has a buzzer and it changes color. You can turn the buzzer off though. I don’t really have advice for the food issue... as far as the sleep, I’m glad it worked out for your 2 year old. I only have an almost 3 year old so I don’t know what to say about your 4 year old. Could it possibly be teeth related too? 🤷🏻‍♀️ hopefully someone who has older kids could chime in with their experience