Random Crying in her Sleep

Marissa - posted on 06/19/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my Daugther is just about 2 months and when ever she takes a nap she wakes up screaming in her sleep and she wont open her eyes she just crys.
Has this happened to anyone?

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Kristiangurl - posted on 12/17/2013

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I had the same question. Our son in 15 months. He was an awesome sleeper until now. All the sudden he's started crying randomly through out the night. He doesn't do it through nap time. I get up to comfort him, but by the time I do he stops and goes right back to sleep. I wonder why. Maybe he's dreaming?

Amanda - posted on 09/11/2010

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this has happened to my son so many times ... i dont know if its because of them dreaming or not but my son is still doing that and he is going to be 5 months

Kayla - posted on 09/10/2010

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My baby does the same thing.. I'm guessing it's bad dreams..
I wonder what babies could possibly have a bad dream about tho-- The milk running dry??? I guess..

Heather - posted on 09/10/2010

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For us our daughter had really bad gas. It was to the point the we were wiggling her legs several times a day to relieve it for her. We switched her to soy formula and besides for the occasional nightmare (which babies do have, I don't know what they could have nightmares about though), she's been fine. No more night/nap time screaming or crying.

Jessica - posted on 08/20/2010

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my daughter does this sometimes but usually if i talk to her or touch her so she knows im there shell calm down i think she might have nightmares or something they dream to but normally when she knows im there she will fall right back to sleep.

Aimee - posted on 08/20/2010

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hi my daughter does this most nites so i wake her up after about 10mins of her doing it and then settle her back to sleep xx

Leah - posted on 06/29/2010

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This happens to my daughter as well sometimes. She stays asleep during it, and I just rub her arms and belly gently and, speaking softly, I tell her that everything is okay and mommy is here. She calms down and continues to sleep, or she wakes up and looks at me.

Danielle - posted on 06/29/2010

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this happens to my daughter too. it scares me. i don't pick her up tho and she goes right back to bed.

Suzelle - posted on 06/24/2010

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My daughter is ten weeks old and she does exactly the same . . . It's scary and I often wonder what the main cause is. Is there a medical/emosional/logical/scientific/developmental reason for this? I feel like I should know, but I don't.

User - posted on 06/21/2010

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This has happened with my daughter as well, she's 10 weeks old. It was almost like she was having night terrors or something, it started back when she was about three weeks old and used to happen about 3 times a week or so, but she hardly does it at all now.

Staci - posted on 06/21/2010

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Ditto to what Keren said. My 2 month old wakes up crying but generally will soothe back to sleep on his own, if not on his own, than with a little vibration of the crib or if I give him a pacifier. My 2 year old still cries in the middle of the night for about a minute or two and then soothes back to sleep. When she actually wakes up in the morning, she is babbling and talking, not crying.

Keren - posted on 06/19/2010

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this has happened to me and it seems like he startles himself. it is mainly when he naps on his back but not when he sleeps on his tummy. he does fall back asleep shortly thereafter. I try not to grab him when this happens and instead allow him to sooth himself back to sleep. I have read that a rested child should not awake crying but happy so if they are screaming and you know nothing is wrong, try to allow them to put themselves back to sleep. Of course, if something seems wrong, do what is necessary to calm them down.

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