Toddler seeing things :S

Katt - posted on 03/20/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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The past week, my 14 month old daughter keeps waking up screaming in the middle of the night, I've tried everything, thinking she's teething, tummy ache, hungry..everything. The only thing that helps is if I take her out of her room, at first I thought she just wanted to cuddle. Last night she was screaming so I went in there, changed her diaper brought her out calmed her down and as soon as I walked back into her room she started screaming and pointed to the corner of her room, after she pointed she hugged me so tight, as if she was scared. I've always told my boyfriend I think our house is haunted, I always, always hear noises, things falling over for no reason, doors closing ect. I always ignore it because i'm home alone 90% of the time as my boyfriend works away..after last night it really creeped me out. Do you think she is seeing things? or maybe just having a bad dream? I don't know what to do...

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Cindy - posted on 03/20/2010

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I grew up in a haunted apartment. We lived in the same apartment for 11 years. I was the only one that saw things or heard the ghosts, basically the only one who encountered them. I have experienced so much stuff like that. I have to say that unfortunately there is a ghost in your house, and also unfortunately it has an attachment of some sort to her room. Very often in situations like these, the ghost will usually mostly be in one part of the house more than others. You can have her sleep in bed with you, or move your daughters crib into your room if there is enough room for it, or move the crib somewhere else in the house. Usually kids can see and hear the paranormal more than some adults. Once someone actually starts to suspect that there house is haunted after they've ruled out anything else it could possibly be, chances are good that there really is a ghost or two in there.

I wish the best of luck to you. It is very hard to live in a place that has something paranormal in it. I grew up with it, It is very hard to deal with sometimes. Good luck! :)

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My daughter also has night terrors, and I did as a child as well. I can remember some of the horrible dreams with such vivid clarity to this day that they still give me the shivers when I think of them. I would wake up and still see the bad things from my dreams in my room (most usually sharks surrounding the bed, thereby blocking any exit, for me) and it would be so scary I could barely move until my parents came in the room to get me (and sometimes I would yell to my parents to get away so the sharks wouldn't get them, then I would make them sit on the bed with their legs tucked up and everything so the sharks couldn't get them - I was TERRIFIED!). It is the same way with my daughter (she tells me that the monsters are trying to get her) and I hate it so much because I know exactly waht she is going through and it is no fun at all!



One thing that I do that does seem to help a little bit is that we got her a projection thing that puts a projection of fish on the ceiling and plays music and nature sounds (we have it set to the sound of rain). I turn it on for her and tell her the fishies scare away monsters because monsters don't like water (because they don't like to be clean of course!). That combined with the sound of rain usually works really well for her and helps her get back to sleep.



If you are concerned about ghosts and such I would suggest calling a local ghost hunting team (most larger cities have one these days because of the popularity of the profession these days) and ask them to look around. If nothing else they may be able to help with your fears for your family. I do believe in ghosts and I believe children are more sensitive to their presence, but I don't think many are out there to actually hurt people. In fact, I believe they don't even know you're there as they are still "living" in their own time and I think they just go about their business with no real sense of what is really there now (like us). Saying all that, I do have an irrational fear of ghosts and if I ever thought my house was haunted I would move away right quick - but it's called an irrational fear for a reason (I'm also irrationally afraid of sharks, dinosaurs coming back like in Jurrasic Park, evil aliens and vampires as well...).

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Jessica - posted on 02/02/2014

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I am having this problem right now. My 20 month old son will not sleep in his room after sleeping in there every night since he was 2 months old. He screams bloody murder at night and it terrifies me I have to get him out of there. One day my husband took a picture down the hall way and caught something in his bedroom door frame and I caught it too with my phone after that never caught it again. Had a paranormal team come and they did catch a voice. I tried getting him to sleep in there again while I was sitting in there and he kept pointing at something trying to talk. Well that's when I said lets go. Got into the livingroom and everything was fine. I plan on having my pastor come and bless the home.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/25/2014

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i am kind of in your boat to i dont know what to do she had a baby friend for a bit but then she told me that the baby had died and that she put it in her pocket i dont know what she ment by that but she had a dog friend to but it ran away. she has names for most of them but some she just calls baby. she had one named tasha and it was mean to her but she is gone now. she goes behind r chairs and talks to them or she goes in r din and talks to her grandma she tell us. just talk to her about and ask her stuff and just be there for her. i dont know if that will help or not.

Ashley Marie - posted on 01/25/2014

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Hey my name is ashley I have a daughter she is 2 will be 3 in april she starts to talk to people that is not there and she says a name asia and than she gets mad and lashes out at other kids what should I do please help me.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/25/2014

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my little girl is 2 will be 3 in march. we live with my mother in law and her daddy and not to long after she was born my mother in laws mom passes away. my little girl got older and started to walk and talk and we have a din in are house where we would see that she would go and set and just talk to something that we could not see but she could see it. one day she was in there setting and talking to whatever it was that she could see. we was in the dinning room and all of the sudden we heard her scream out that hurt so we got up and went to see what happened and when we got in there her nose was red and her eyes was watering and she side that her grandma had pinched her nose. and she has never seen her grandma exseped when she was a baby but there could be no way that she would remember her from then. so there is my story for you.

Joanna - posted on 03/20/2010

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My daughter has night terrors sometimes. I used to have them as a child and still have them to this day. What's helped us both is to sleep with a nightlight.

Katt - posted on 03/20/2010

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Well we had a dog, he was stolen in November out of our yard but about a month, month and a half before he was stolen, he started getting super protective (he was a boxer) I would always let him sleep in our room and often in the middle of the night he would wake me up getting out of bed going down the hallway growling at something. he did it countless times! We also have a cat and he has always been weird so it's hard to tell lol

Jaime - posted on 03/20/2010

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I know children have night terrors and I truly believe children also see things we do not. If you have already felt these spirits then don't count them out. Especially if this continues for her. Comfort and support her as much as you can. It truly could be either one by your description. I know that is not much help but I just wouldn't want the fact that she could be having something other than night terrors ruled out. Good luck.

Vixi - posted on 03/20/2010

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this might sound daft but when my parents moved into their current house, back in September 09, our dog wouldnt come downnstairs! he would cower on the landing growlin at 1 corner, so my mum who is a practising medium went upstairs and said outloud that the dog was a family pet, not there to harm or ruin the house. after that he was fine!

All im saying is maybe you should go into your lil girls room and say outloud, something like please leave her alone she just a baby and is scared...let us know how u get on hun x

Meghan - posted on 03/20/2010

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My son is 17 months and has been having nitemares for the past few months and recently started with the nite terrors. I know it is scary for both of you..if you say she is pointing to a certain spot...is there maybe a stuffed animal or a shadow from outside? Maybe try getting a nite lite?

Kate CP - posted on 03/20/2010

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She could be, yes. Try sprinkling salt around windows and doors and tell her that if something is scaring her she needs to tell it in a very loud voice to GO AWAY!

Carissa - posted on 03/20/2010

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I truly believe that our children are extremely perceptive and sounds to me like she is most likely seeing something....especially since you say that you have already noticed strange noises, doors closing etc. If you can move somewhere else, move! I dont know what personal beliefs you have but i know lots of people try many different religious things to get rid of spirits, ghosts, hauntings or things that go bump in the night....but for me if something like that was happening in my house or to my children, i would be scared and leave asap! Until you can organise something i would move your daughter into your room, either with you in your bed or her cot in your room....anything to make her safe and secure, hope this helps a little. :-)

Erin - posted on 03/20/2010

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I have always believed that we don't know everything that goes on in this world. I am a Christian and believe that there are angels and demons out there. I'm even willing to consider ghosts or souls of the departed getting stuck here. She might be seeing things. Do you have a dog or cat? I've heard that animals are more sensitve than people to the supernatural. Since things can get worse if you don't know what you are doing, please be careful. I don't know if you are religious or not, but contacting a minister or priest for some blessed crosses or other religious objects certainly can't hurt and may improve you peace of mind if nothing else.

Bridget - posted on 03/20/2010

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Yes, it is night terors. My daughter went through the same thing at that age. It was awful. She was always so sure that there was something in the room & she'd point at the same spot everytime. I too worried that it may be a spirit but her doc said it was night terrors. He said that there is no true way to prevent them but not letting your child get overly tired before they go to bed can help.

Tracy - posted on 03/20/2010

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These are called Night Terrors. Perfectly normal...though you never want your kids to go through it. The best thing you can do when they have these dreams is to reassure your child that Mommy is there and everything is alright. Tell her she had a bad dream, and let her sleep with you only if you can't calm her down enough to go back to her own bed. This phase will pass quickly. She's not seeing things, but it seems real to her because she doesn't understand the difference between dreams and reality. I used to explain to my daughter when she had a bad dream that when she went to sleep she played a movie in her head while she was sleeping. But it isn't real and everything is going to be fine. She is safe and Mommy is here.

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