Tiffany - posted on 05/01/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I think my son is a sleepwalker. We have a gate to his room because he freaks out big time if the door is closed. Anyway, a few nights ago we were awakened by his screaming, but it was really faint. It was coming from downstairs! Even though I was sick as a dog, I was down the hall before my husbend even got out of bed, and when I descended the stairs my son was just standing in the middle of the room looking terribly confused and crying tears.
Now, we do have another gate at the bottom of the stairs that you can walk through because of my 12 mo old daughter, and he knows how to lift the gate and go up and down the stairs like a big boy. If he were awake, surely he would have just gown back upstairs quietly.
What scares me is, if he really was sleepwalking, that means he climbed over his gate, walked downstairs, lifted a latch to another gate to open it, and then woke up in the middle of the room! Quite intricate, but so scary too. What do I do if he manages to unlock the front door and walk out it? We have an alarm and it beeps twice when the front door opens, but theres no way we'd hear that in a dead sleep.
Does anyone here have any suggestions? I don't even know how to organize my thoughts to deal with this.