Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Ghadeir says

    Can someone name a good magnesium brand for babies under a year? Thanks

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Ghadeir, thanks for visiting the Baby Sleep Site! I would recommend speaking with your child’s doctor about it and see what they suggest. I’m sorry I don’t have a specific suggestion, I personally haven’t used it myself for my children. Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. Jen Stolz says

    Have you seen a magnesium/iron deficiency affect early wake ups?

    • Neosha says

      @Jen – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village and for reading. We’ve seen many, many things here over the past 10 years and vitamin deficiencies can definitely impact the quality of sleep for babies, toddlers and adults. If you suspect your little one has a deficiency in any area, please contact his/her healthcare provider for next steps. Good luck!

  3. Jasmine says

    Our little girl was waking up 15 to 22 times a night for the first 2.5 years of her life. We finally had a referral to the pediatric sleep clinic and she was diagnosed with “random limb movement disorder” – kind of like restless leg syndrome for the whole body. She was started on magnesium and within a week her sleep improved to the point where she only wakes up 0-3 times per night!! Starting a liquid magnesium supplement was life-changing for us. She has been taking it for about 15 months now and we can tell the nights she misses a dose because she’s up a bunch of times in the night.
    Now we have a 10-month-old boy who is exhibiting the same type of jerky restlessness and poor sleep, and I wondered if he could take the liquid magnesium now too, or if he’s too young?

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Jasmine, Wow! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am so glad you found a solution for your daughter’s sleep problems. I can’t imagine the celebration you had the next morning after sleeping through the night! For your son, I would recommend speaking with his doctor and seeing what they suggest to make sure it is advised and can help on the dosage. Thanks again for your comment!

  4. kinga says

    How old is she? Magneisum capsule? And the other is liquid?

  5. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Will — Thanks for sharing your experience! Sounds like magnesium worked well for Sarah, especially considering that when she wasn’t taking it, her sleep really suffered.
    If you need help with the bedtime routine and nap issues, don’t hesitate to contact us 🙂

  6. Will says

    We mixed a small amount of a magnesium suppliment in Sarah’s bottle after she was done breast feeding- and sleep was great. She is also very strong physically and well tempered [for the most part 😉 ].

    Then when she went to solid food, she did not like the suppliment… We tried putting it in applesauce, oatmeal, you name it- she could always pick it out.

    Then she started having serious sleep problems and could not sleep through the night- sometimes we would be up 2 or 3 hours.

    We found a new magnesium suppliment that tastes like lemonade… And now Sarah drinks some “lemonade” every day and we are back to sleeping through the night.

    We still have Issues with the bedtime routine and naps- which is how I came across this wonderful website… Doing research on those issues.