is my son having nightmares?

Angela - posted on 05/29/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son just recently started waking up periodically thru the night screaming.. and then he's fine when i come into the room... soon after he falls back to sleep in my arms and anywhere between a half hour and hour and a half.. he'll wake up screaming again.. i'm not sure if he's having nightmares or if it's bedtime anxiety? what should i do if it's nightmares or if it's bedtime anxiety?

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Cathy - posted on 05/31/2010

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my daughter is now 4 1/2 & at age 2 1/2 she was having nightmares. after doing some research I found that reducing salt intake during the day could help with nightmares. she loves chips and i stopped the chips and anything else that was too salty during the day and it seemed to do the trick. she stopped have the nightmares all the time. warm milk at night, quiet time and a good book can help too.

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