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4 year old daughter is sleep walking & its getting worse, she unlocked deadbolt & was about to go outside..found her in bathtub b4..help?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doc...: First, make sure that her home environment is safe....And install temporary locks high up so she cannot reach etc...Of course to use at night while she is asleep. If there is a strong family history of this, she may get better later on. In the meantime, get her evaluated to make sure all is ok.. Good luck...
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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Good luck to you...hope all will be fine..most likey so..
Mar 9, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Work on sleep: After you kid proof your home, work on her sleep pattern.Sleep walking/talking/night terrors are often triggered when a kid has insufficient restful sleep.It flares when they get less and diminishes when they sleep more. Working on a way to get her 10 hrs of productive sleep/night can help end the pattern.If you need help with this see her doc and get a referral to a developmental ped.

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