My son struggled to sleep beyond 2-3 hours as a baby. Usually had to be in car seat or held to sleep, and he HAD to be swaddled, tight. It was a problem for about a year. He started sleeping for longer stretches at night, but stopped taking naps before 2 years old. Had no idea he had ADHD or any issues until age 6. Looking back, I can see the sensory issues and trouble shutting off his brain, loud and clear, even as a newborn. Just didn’t know it then.
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