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Asd 2 year old boy

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Babiecakes91 Wed 05-Mar-14 18:41:39

Hi my son who's 2 was diagnosed in January with asd, he's currently waiting on input from occupational therapy and psychology services. Both of which have long waiting times.
Anyway I was wondering have anyone else's children had problems with sleeping on a bed, my son has not slept on a bed since he was 10months old he would jump out his cot and lie in the corner of the room to sleep at night. He still does this and is coming up on 3 in May, I have a toddler bed and single bed in his room I've tried different mattresses even a mattress on the floor he just doesn't stay on them when I leave him at night and it's causing him to have marks on his body of the carpet every morning when he wakes up it also makes his eczema worse.
He also eats his carpet and I have know idea if theses are related as ot needs to assess him incase there are sensory issues running along side his asd.

Ds is 6 and goes through spells of sleeping in his tent or on the floor. At one point he insisted in sleeping in a big box that he'd made into a house. I found him under the bed when he was a toddler lots of times.

I know it won't help you but I've come to the conclusion that as long as he's safe and warm and gets sleep it doesn't matter where that sleep takes place.

Does he have a favourite blanket he could put on the floor to sleep on top of?

boobybum Thu 06-Mar-14 14:06:01

Would he stay in bed if you were lying with him?
Can you carry him into bed one he has fallen asleep or does he wake during the night?
Could it be that the bed mattress is too soft - would a futon type mattress be any better?

Babiecakes91 Thu 06-Mar-14 14:23:50

Hey thanks for your replies he does wake at night but he stays in his room and stacks cups over and over until he falls back over, he won't go to sleep if I am in the room and wakes if I pick him up to go back into bed, I guess it's probably a battle not worth fighting as long as he's sleeping I just really wanted to know if there were other children that sleep on the floor to x

boobybum Thu 06-Mar-14 17:49:31

There was this thread a few days ago which may be of interest to you...

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/special_needs/2010367-sleeping-not-lack-of-it-just-location-of-it

zzzzz Thu 06-Mar-14 21:53:10

Just design him a montessori bedroom. Get rid of the carpet and install a floormat. He probably needs the hard surface to stack on so he can sleep.
It really doesn't matter but if you say it's a "montessori" thing people will think you're wacky but caring wink if you say he crawls off and sleeps on the floor they will get all weird.....it's all in the spin grin

Babiecakes91 Thu 06-Mar-14 22:12:26

Thanks for your suggestions we are currently awaiting getting a house finally made it to the top of the list with medical points so the above will be handy when we design his new bedroom, I can't put hard flooring in his room ATM due to neighbours below complaining about him running back and forth during the day x

zzzzz Fri 07-Mar-14 04:56:06

If he is crawling off to find a stable place to stack would a tray o. His bed work? I think I'd try a card lard lid rather than a hard one so he doesn't fall on the corner or bag it. Tape or tie it to the bedstead so he can only use it on the bed.

zzzzz what's stacking?

Gah I've just realised you mean the cups!! Ignore me I've once again been up since goodness knows when (before 5.30) and my ability to function decreases bu 50% if I'm up before 6 grin

zzzzz Fri 07-Mar-14 13:44:06

Well possibly the typos made that beyond challengeing

Add message | Report | Message poster zzzzz Fri 07-Mar-14 04:56:06
If he is crawling off to find a stable place to stack would a tray on his bed work? I think I'd try a card board lid rather than a hard one so he doesn't fall on the corner or bang it. Tape or tie it to the bedstead so he can only use it on the bed.

blush I'm sorry, I hope that's better

Babiecakes91 Fri 07-Mar-14 15:48:27

I don't think it is the stacking thing that causes him to sleep on the floor as because he had this obsession it was buckles ie bags which have clips, he could constantly unclip and clip together again and he lay the bag on his chest, I'm currently looking at bedroom ideas as hopefully it's this month we move.

stillstandingatthebusstop Fri 07-Mar-14 17:51:49

Got to post and run but I know some children with a type of bed called a safe space. Not sure if it would be suitable and expensive I think (but you could ask for funding?????) but maybe worth a look.

ItHasToBeLoo Tue 11-Mar-14 15:05:29

Do you think he likes sleeping in the corner because he enjoys/needs the pressure of being up against the walls? DS2 is still in a cot at 3 (hasn't tried getting out yet, he's staying there a while longer! grin) and really crams himself into the corner. Is there anything you can do to his bed (like one of those wooden Ikea bedguards?) that will give him back a 'corner'?

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