My kid is scared to death of trains at night.

Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter is now 3 and is scared to death of trains at night and they come by every night and have been doing this for years any suggestions to help her get over this and get through the night without making it into my bed?


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Jennifer - posted on 04/22/2010




Thanks for the advise we will keep trying to do the white noise and maybe even try turning up their music. Both of my girls share a room so I have to also make sure the other one isn't bothered. I have shown her the train tracks and she realizes now that the train can't come off the tracks to get her and she loves to watch the trains during the day its just at night she has a problem with them.

Kelly - posted on 04/21/2010




A great method for drowning out the outside noise and to help your child fall asleep faster and maintain a deeper sleep, is to add some white noise to their room. A good example of that would be a fan/air conditioner (depending on the temperature), cool mist humidifier (which has the added benefit of keeping sinuses open and decreasing allergy/asthma symptoms), Even a relaxation CD that replays ocean/nature sounds. My toddler will not rest at all w/out white noise in his room and has been that way since day one. It could really be the answer to your prayers. Good luck to you!

P.S. It may take a couple of try's to find what works best and at what volume level will not disrupt her sleep in the middle of the night when your home is quiet........Repeat comes standard on all newer CD players and this feature is god sent ;-}

Lyndsay - posted on 04/21/2010




Do they go by in the day time too? If so maybe you can take her outside to watch one during the day, and explain to her what they are for, why we need them, etc. You could also show her the train tracks where they drive and show her how they can't come off of the tracks. If its just the noise that bothers her, play some music in her room.

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