Daughter wakes from sleep shaking

Kymberly - posted on 02/03/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old wakes from sleep shaking. It goes away within a few minutes though. Anyone elses child do this? Asked doctor and she is not worried about it.

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Tawny - posted on 02/03/2010

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My child sweats alot, I remember one time I was holding him and he woke up to fast and was shaking... I think it is that they dont know where they are and it is such an abrupt wake up it shakes them a little.

Tawny - posted on 02/03/2010

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My child has done that also, it seems like they wake up to fast or something..

User - posted on 02/03/2010

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Maybe your child is cold. One of my kids wakes up shaking, and I wrap a blanket around him and the shaking goes away.

Bobbie Jo - posted on 02/03/2010

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My daughter does it all the time! I agree with Tawny! I think they wake up to fast. I talked to my doctor about it and he said there was nothing to be worried about! :)

Guardianangel_06 - posted on 06/04/2015

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My two yo woke up from her sleep quick shaking uncontrollably screaming Mommy mommy no and I pick her up quickly holding her until it went away. She did have a fever prior to the incident but I had given her Tylenol for it. It is a very scary thing and very new to me. It's a little relieving to see that she is not alone.

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Louise - posted on 12/20/2016

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My little girl does it if I have to wake her for a nappy change or if she's fallen asleep in the car. I've put it down to her being in a really deep sleep and moving her brings her out of sleep too quickly

Elise - posted on 12/09/2013

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I'm noticing my 2 year old is starting to do this to. he'll be sleeping then wakes up shaking really hard and starts crying. I freak out and hug him tight waiting for it to stop, it takes a few minutes but seems like it hurts him and feels like forever for it to stop. reading there seems to be blood sugar levels, being to hot and sweat chilling him to fast, seazuires, generic deseises, brain not functioning properly in the muscular nerves, maybe nightmares, but I never thought of waking up to fast. he's in the 95% too :( but I wanted to say thank you for letting me know we're in the same boat... I know he's not alone in it.

Kymberly - posted on 02/03/2010

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I know she is not cold, I layer clothes on my kids at night because they dont always keep the blankets on them, but thanks anyway. I never though about her waking to fast, thanks for that possibity! I have also read many things about the low blood sugar. But my daughter is in the 95 percentile for height and weight (she is not overweight though, she is actually small around the waist). But with the low blood sugar, it would not go away on its own, right? Hers goes away within minutes of waking up.

Jennifer - posted on 02/03/2010

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juice first thing after waking or milk. Both my girls did and still occassanaly so this. Our ped thinks that it has something to do with thier blood sugar being low first thing. But then thats my girls who are both consitered low weight, they are short for there ages as well. But for us that cup of fruit juice first thing works just fine.

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