My son is an overly active toddler. He is far more hyper than any toddler I have ever known or seen. I went from no red-dyes and sugars after 6 pm to five pm, and he was asleep before 8:30 pm. Thank goodness. But, he needs something to help calm him at night or during the day and to sleep through the night. He is also up at 5:30 am some days. And, he never has more than a 30-60 minute nap--if I am lucky enough. ADHD and ADD run strong on both sides (many generations). I have ADHD and my husband has ADD.
I have tried lavender and chamomile bath and lotion, but none of this works for him.
Have any of you ladies tried essential oils to calm your hyper child? If so, which ones? I am thinking a lavender one will but I am wondering if they have a chamomile one?
I've stuck to a routine and they do not have TV an hour before bedtime. He is like the Energizer Bunny.
One thing I've noticed with Tristen is that he is the kind of kid that it works best to let him go until he crashes. He's SUPER active and the whole relaxing thing just isn't his speed. Lol we let him watch his favorite cartoon right before bedtime because it's the only thing that makes him be still for a while. I know for Tristen he just gets bored and it's hard to keep up with him, the boys brain is always going!