Pamalla - posted on 08/31/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Ok So my almost 3 YO has been having really bad dreams lately. When I can get him to tell what it was about its mostly something trying to eat him (the toy box, his teddy, the big chair, ect.). I put his toy box in the closet and he's only allowed to have 2 stuffed animals in bed with him now (before he wanted ALL of them).
One of his new favorite games is "Running away from the dinosaurs". I dont really know where he came up with it but I was happy he had a good imagination. Now I'm wondering if me encouraging the idea of dinosaurs (i.e monsters) has created his nightmares.
I dont know what to do. I want to encourage a good imagination, and I dont want him to be afraid of dinosaurs either, but I REALLY dont want him to be afraid at night. I like it when mommy and daddy's bed is just that mommy and daddy's bed. But more than wanting my bed I dont want my little man to be scared,He's only 3. :(