Night terrors or something else in ONE YEAR OLD

Casandra Maria - posted on 09/04/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Ok so my infant started crying terribly and at the same time is acting like he is terrified of something! He randomly wakes up just screaming and his eyes are open, Im rite in front of him trying to comfort him but its like he cant see me Hes looking through me and has even shook from fear! My baby started doing this at about 3months old The first time this happened i thought it was just my babies *Witching hour* & i thought oh maybe its normal (1st time mom) The second time he scared me so bad i thought he was seeing things because he was staring in mid air just terrified I am so worried He is now one years old and four months old and he had another episode tonight it lasted a half hour!!! i try to comfort him But he does not seem to know im their even tho he is looking strait at me Could this be night terrors? Is it possible to have night terrors as young as three months old and now one years old?
Here´s the thing i had night terrors as a child and i slept walk and talked up until my 20ś!
Is it genetically possible i passed this to my son?
Please help im so worried
Night terrors or medical issue i need help

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Casandra Maria - posted on 09/05/2016

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Thank you for the reply! I will def take all o your advice and continue to do as much as i can ♥ This is just so heart breaking ♥

Sarah - posted on 09/04/2016

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While quite rare, there is evidence of night terrors in infancy. I would talk this over with his doctor for sure. In the meantime, the general advice is to not try to wake him but be there for comfort if he does wake. If they come at a predicable time, a scheduled waking, can help; so if he wake with a terror each night at 2am, then at 1;30 go in and rouse him a bit. Just enough to disrupt his sleep pattern. The tips I have heard include: making sure you stick to a simple relaxing bedtime routine, make sure he is getting enough nap during the day (over tired will increase night stress) and try to have a consistent routine when the terrors occur. I know this can be so scary, but he is not in danger as long as he is not up and walking. Good Luck!

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