I would say then you need to work out if babe is under or overtired. Either could cause early morning wakes annoyingly. I recently solved this issue for us by doing much sorter wake windows for a day, adding a 3rd nap and then bedtime at 8pm which shifted her wake up to 6am and again then made sure shortened wake time the following day to catch up on the overtired from being up 5am-8pm the day before. Might be worth a go?
@Amy also why I asked as I know it’s not so available in the U.K. he goes to sleep well but we start the day at 4am every day without fail
We lived in Australia for a time and you could get it very easily there’s which is why I asked. At this age babies do not need this supplement, they need you to help their bodies learn to produce it like the examples above of lots of outside time and daylight in the day, making a good wind down routine at night and black out the room so they know it’s bedtime. Melatonin is only needed in certain medical conditions for young children when there might a reason their bodies can’t produce it as well but that should be decided by a doctor, as well as older people when their bodies stop producing it
@Amy I’m from florida and we can buy it on the shelf in Walgreens!
Thanks everyone. We are from the states so I’m been advised it by a lot of family/friends to try for sleep help x
Melatonin is a substance that should be limited as an adult…. It is in most count items. it certainly shouldn’t be given to any children unless very specifically described for a doctor … even this will be very rare.
Like someone else said sunshine really helps if you can get outside and also for 10 minutes before bed should help too, obviously not without shade or protection if its blindingly hot and midday x Being as active as possible during the day will help burn off excessive energy too that can build up sleep pressure. I try to walk her or get her to crawl to me as much as I can during every wake window whilst giving her breaks to play independently.
Gosh no!!! Just get them in the sunshine to help regulate it! Please do not supplement. Is your baby ok with sleep? There are other ways :)
No definitely not at this age. Even if a child has a diagnosis of autism for example and doesn’t sleep they prescribe with caution.
No, as its normal for them still to wake at this stage they could be teething, going through a leap, just be hungry or wanting comfort.
Has this been prescribed by a doctor for a medical reason? As it’s a very sensitive controlled prescription drug. Aware it is accessible more freely in other countries though.
Please don't. A few of my friends are cabin crew and are addicted to it- cannot sleep at all without it.