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We have a pre mature born daughter now almost turning 4 years in this mid Nov. She is very active (can say hyperactive). However she has problem with sleeping. Few days in a month she will not sleep properly and gets up (in sleep) again and again and cries. Once her mother or I take her in lap (for a few minutes) she settles. This happens few times on such a night. This is most evident when she doesn't sleep in the afternoon and sleeps early. Even otherwise she sleeps late in the night between 11: 30-12: 00. Most of the days she sleeps in the afternoon/eve for about 2 to 2.5 hrs.

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It is very common to see children whim about at night since they are restless as well as tired after all days play. It is important that she should be made to sleep during day time and a time is set for her and she should be made to understand her sleep time. Sleeping enviroment as in temperature of the room, if she bedwets etc should be taken care of. Also deworming is important. For best results, kindly consult for complete prescription.
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This is normal habit of child to play in the night as u have rightly observed that she settles when she is taken in lap but some time child may be hungry and gets up in the night. Look for that too.
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Encourage her to play,cycling,swimming,increased activity will do wonders.
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