Kelly - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 21-month-old seems to be having night terrors. That's the only thing I can think of that is causing her to wake up every night at the same time, about 3 hours after she goes to bed. She just wakes up screaming, crying, sweating and is sometimes just inconsolable. Most of the time, if I pick her up, she puts her head on my shoulder and let's me rock her back to sleep in 5-10 minutes. Sometimes, though, she is stiff as a board, screams more when I pick her up and doesn't stop crying until I talk to her soothingly while rocking.
She's getting enough sleep, usually 8-10 hours, plus a 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon. It's just making life difficult on my husband and me because it happens right before or after we fall asleep for the night. I've put her big teddy in with her to hug on while sleeping. Is there anything I can do?