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night terrors???

Postby coastieschick » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:01 pm

Do any of y'all have any experience with these? DS has woken up two nights now (in the past month) screaming like he is hurt. He doesn't really wake up though, I might be able to get him to open his eyes for a second but then he looks like he is back to sleep and screaming. It makes me want to cry b/c nothing I do seems to comfort him :(

The first night he was up for MAYBE 5mins and DH thought maybe he had gotten bit by a bug or something. (I just have this mommy feeling like its something more and its making me scared)
It happened again just now and its taken probably 10-15mins to get him back to sleep, if not more. (hard to keep track of the clock when your LO is crying)
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Postby dee12h » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:09 pm

DS had that once. I can't remember, but I think he was b/t 6-8 mo. It was terrifying! It feels like so much longer than it is! He was screaming, but would not respond at all to me picking him up or comforting him. It never happened again though.

Hopefully it doesn't continue with your LO!
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Postby Skeely » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:04 pm

I don't know if this is helpful, but I have them personally, as do my brother and my father. I read they are genetic, but I also read they are more common in children and most grow out of them (though not in my family, unfortunately.) It is very upsetting to my DH, more than to me, because I don't always remember them, or remember only dimly.
For me, using a nightlight helps immensely! I guess I half-awaken and can't figure out where I am (even in my own room!) but if I can see my surroundings I think I resettle myself before I yell.
My DD has shrieked a couple of times in her sleep but we are hoping they were flukes. (I am--my DH is correcting me as I write this and saying she has them too.)
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Postby coastieschick » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:09 pm

I have the hall light on now b/c when I turned all the lights out he started crying again so I may have to get a night light. But there is a glow from a clock radio in there already, and when he's screaming I end up turning on all the lights to try to get him to wake up and it doesn't really help so IDK, but I am up to try anything!
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Postby MegAsc » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:10 pm

My 1st DD had them for a while. They tell you to leave them alone while having one. Of course make sure it isnt something else first, but once you realize it is a night terror to let them have it out. If you try to comfort them during one, you will/can be part of the night terror and actually make it worse. So just make sure you make sure there is no way for them to get hurt and mention mommy is there but don't touch them.

I know very hard to do, but you can't stop them from having them. Hopefully it doesnt last long for you. My DD had them when she'd have a growth spurt or would reach a new milestone until she was 18 months old. 8O
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Postby coastieschick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:38 am

*sigh* :( :(
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Postby Egray » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:16 am

Gillian had them for months. I hated it. She would wake screaming bloody murder and then when I would go in and get her it would take sometimes 20 minutes to calm her. The strange thing was she wasn't really awake. Suddenly she would come too and look at me like wtf are you and how did I get here.

The pedi said they get them if they don't get alot of sleep during the day and she was getting them when she cut out a nap. Now she's taking one longer nap and she's stopped getting them. Thank goodness.

They do say not to wake them though. Hopefully your DS won't have anymore!
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Postby codiisknockedup » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:37 pm

My DH had them as a child as does DS. We find that putting on a show (elmo/babyeinstein) brings him out of them quicker...
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Postby liciasBFPfeb3rd » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:56 pm

My son is going through this right now also.. I post in the "Off Topic" forum about it..

I got a few replys..


I am starting to think that it is normal when they are having major life changes... IE walking, chrawling, eating solids, teething.. ect...
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Postby coastieschick » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:03 am

it might be! b/c just as quickly as he started he seems to have stopped! fingers crossed they don't start up again...
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