2 yr old waking up in middle of night screaming

Jennifer - posted on 04/02/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone I have a question: My son 2 yrs old sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night screaming and arching his back just completely flipping out and nothing i do can calm him down... He turns violent too he hits me right in the face. Could this be a night terror and what do i do when this happens? it takes about 20 minutes or so and then he will just stop and lay on my shoulder and fall back to sleep.... What do i do?

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Chezzfaye121 - posted on 04/08/2013

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are you waking her up when she lashes out, my 4 year old has night terrors i never wake him untill he has started to calm down a little bit it seems to scare them more when they get woken in the middle of it

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Jennifer...my daughter (will be 2 in May) does this also sometimes in the middle of the night. I have to get her out of her bed, calm her and let her lay in bed with my husband and I till she falls back asleep then I move her back into her bed. She too will slap me in the face out of what I believe is frustration cause she can't communicate to me what's wrong. I agree it could be nightmares/night terror. Good Luck!

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