bad dreams?

Sylvia - posted on 03/09/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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ok so my 9 month old son has started screaming/crying in a dead sleep and i go check on him and he is still asleep while doing this. its only recently started and its not all the time or every time he sleeps, maybe once or twice a week. i was just wondering if he is having bad dreams or if it was something else?

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Renae - posted on 03/19/2011

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He is a bit young for night terrors (its not impossible, but unlikely). Whether its a dream or a night terror, the best thing you can do is nothing. It is also possible that he is responding to pain such as from teething while in REM sleep but is not fully waking. Just check that he is safe and leave him be. If this is the start of night terrors it is very important you do not try to comfort him or touch him, just stand back and wait for it to be over. Your doc should be able to give you some info pamphlets on it (if not then you can email me for more info).

Brianne - posted on 03/09/2011

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Sounds like nightmares, my daughter does it too, she did it when she was really little even. If it gets bad just try to snuggle him, talk gently or sing to help him calm down.

Alecia - posted on 03/09/2011

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sounds like night terrors to me. if it doesnt stop id let the ped know next time u go.

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