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My son will be one in a few a couple of weeks and has been “waking up” at least once a night screaming and crying for 25-45 min non stop for a few months now. When he does this I’m not sure he is actually awake because he is limp most of the time when it happens. When I get him calmed down he is right off to sleep like nothing has happened. What could be causing this? Is this normal? Should I see his Dr about it? Sorry I know that’s a lot of questions.. First time mommy.. Lol


Posted by mom128814, 12th March 2015


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  • Sounds like night terrors – there’s info in the net – unfortunately nithing you can do


  • Yes I agree with the others. The first thing that came to my mind after reading this was night terrors.


  • yeah i would say night terrors as he is still somewhat asleep


  • It sounds a lot like night terrors, which is a little different to nightmares. My daughter at 8 still occasionally has one but when she was younger she had them all the time. They can be quite scary and normally the child isn’t awake and has no recollection of it happening. My daughter could be quite aggressive and had no idea that it was me trying to calm her, she would often yell out for me while I was holding her.


  • I would try giving baby some warm milk before bed-time. Warm milk has a calming effect and may just baby through the night. (Tryptophan does produce sleepiness.) Baby could just be thirsty and small bottle of milk may settle him fast. If baby is suffering teething may be back molars give baby some baby-panadol before bedtime. Best of luck.


  • You baby may be having nightmares. Is your baby’s cot close to a window? Is there trees near the window that are throwing shadows into the room past your window coverings or the breeze whistling through the trees? Also your baby may be thirsty especially if his room is fairly warm. I would try giving him a small drink of water. If he cries a lot it means he has his mouth open and his throat probably gets quite dry.


  • My best friends daughter did this for about a year, apparently they told her it was night terrors :(. My friend starting putting lavender oil on her pillow and a really pretty night light with stars and she eventually grew out of it! It was quite upsetting for my friend because she couldn’t console her and her daughter never remembered why she was so upset


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