Natalieclare Posted July 13, 2008 Share Posted July 13, 2008 The back story... My 4yo and my baby are terrible sleepers. Between the 2 of them, I have become a sleep deprived, incoherent mess. My 4yo has had such weird non-patterns to her awakenings, I sought the help of a pediatric sleep specialist which was a complete waste of $435. My baby was a good sleeper for about 8 months, then he joined his sister on the mission to destroy their mother's brain and disposition. He's now 20months. The coincidence... The other night I gave the baby his fish oil without realizing my dh had already given him a capsule. We usually do this in the morning, but for some reason we both ended up giving it at night. The baby slept through the night. When I woke up the next morning, astonished, I racked my brain to figure out what we had done differently. As I talked it over with my dh, I said, "maybe it's because I gave him his fish oil at night." He replied, "OH! You gave him a fish oil too??" So that night we gave the baby and the 4yo 2 fish oil capsules right before bed. They both slept through the night. They did this for the next 4 nights. !!!!!!!!!. They've each had a night during which they've woken up in spite of having the fish oil. Then I forgot for a couple of days, and they both woke up. Last night, I got back on track and again, they both slept well. I think I've experienced enough success to make a point of giving 2 fish oil capsules right before bed. But I'd be interested to see if anyone else with a bad sleeper could get the same results. Anyone want to play? Also, has anyone read anything about too much fish oil? Is there such a thing? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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