why does my 21 month old wake up in the middle of the night terrified?

Kristina - posted on 06/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




For the past month, my 21 year old son has been waking up in the middle of the night screaming at the top of his lungs, like he is in pain or he is terrified of something and no matter what I do to comfort him, it takes about an hour to actually get him to calm down. What could this be? And what should I do to prevent it or to soothe him?


Elfrieda - posted on 06/11/2012




I was going to suggest that it might be nightmares and to get a nightlight, but that he's awake for an hour seems like he's actually in pain. Is he growing really fast right now, or getting his 2-year molars?

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