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Night terrors in Baby

Night terrors in babyHas anyone experienced baby night terrors in baby or nightmares with their baby? I’m not sure if that is what is keeping my 10 month old awake at night. He has been waking up crying every hour. I have watched him cry in his sleep and then sit up still crying. Only I can console him. If my partner tries to pick him up he holds onto me tighter. It can take quite a while to settle him again and 40-60 mind later it happens again. He isn’t cold / wet or hungry and he sleeps ok during the day. Any suggestions? I’m booked in to my doctor next week as well.

  • Mine does this. She often cries in her sleep, sits or stands up and gets stuck. She can be inconsolable. All I can do when she’s like that is hold her in the dark and wait for her to settle, then put her back down. Shelley
  • You poor thing! That sounds horrible! Maybe try a nightlight or leaving the light on ( if you haven’t already) if he’s sleeping ok during the day maybe it’s the dark. Or maybe he has night and day mixed up. I hope the doctor can be of some help! They might be able to refer you to a sleep clinic or something. Good luck! Hope it gets better soon Jess
  • I’ve had 2 of kids tht have had it and all U can do is give comfort since I put radio on in my girl room she having them less doc can’t do anything for night terrors I have also heard putt lavender in pillow and sleep drops are great from pharmacy Wendy
  • my son seemed to get them when he was 7 months, all we could do was snuggle him till he calmed down and went back to sleep, dont try to wake him just makes the crying worse. He did out grow it after a few months but theres nothing you can really do, apparently it has something to do with how their brain breaks down the memories that happened that day, if something upset them during the day as simple as you not being in the room when they first wake up or something as scary as being barked at by a dog can trigger it. Steph
  • I have suffered night terrors for years and see an acupuncturist for it which worked fabulously. My daughter was about 9 months when she started waking with almost blood curding screams at night. Totally different cry than her normal cry for all the “usual” reasons. Sounds odd, but I took her to my acupuncturist and she was treated a few times and hasn’t looked back. Oh and they do obviously practice very differently on bubbas and children than adults! Shelley
  • it just sounds like night mares or night waking, he might be waking as a habit now. It doesn’t sound like night terrors as he wouldn’t be consoled by anyone, not even you. Maegan
  • I had a step daughter who was treated for night terrors at first until it was found to be reflux, ulcers etc from a bowel problem. As a precaution see a dr and have either confirmed Shai
  • My little man spent a few horrible nights in hospital at 10 months and when we came home started having them, or that’s what I thought it was. Prior to that he was an incredible sleeper right from the start. We just let him sleep with us. It was the only thing that seemed to keep him settled. We continued to try to get back into the cot each night and day sleeps, it took about 3-4 weeks, but hasn’t had any since, touch wood Vanessa
  • It could be something like silent reflux or teething but my lg at almost 2 years old has night terrors every known and again and the only thing that I can do is let her cry it out as much as it sounds horrible there’s nothing else I can do without making it worse and she’s safe when she’s crying so I know that she will be ok Liana
  • What about sleep apnea? Might be something to ask the doctor about. My son constantly waked at night like ur little one. Only wanted me. Turns out after trying many many things, it was sleep apnea. He was operated on and since then has slept so much better! Katrina
  • We recently went thru the same thing with our 10 month old. Went on for 2 weeks. Turns out she was going thru a growth spurt and teething at the same time. I stopped picking her up every time and just sat beside her cot to calm her down. Once the two teeth broke thru the skin it stopped. Sarah
  • Yes my daughter has always got them and so does my fiancé the pediatrician advised to wake her slightly before midnight (I just wake her just before I go to bed about 10pm) and this will reset her sleeping pattern.When I say wake her slightly I mean just give her a kiss on the forehead or place my hand on her gently and rock her back and forth until she stirs a little to reajust herself it helps most nights but we do still get the odd night especially after a busy day. Joanne
  • My son has this and the only cure was taking him outside. The change of temperature wakes them from the night terror. Jennifer
  • My little sister had this when she was a baby , she wouldn’t let anyone but me near her and mum used to get a went facecloth and i would put it on her forehead or sometimes she would suck it and go back to sleep Amie

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  1. Lali says:

    My nephiew that is 4 Now, used to screen every night since he bien. It turn out he
    is lactose intolerant plus always suffer with ear infections for years! The poor thing will non stop screening every night since he was born.
    I will always double check with doctor to make sure is no reflux,o ear infection.
    Good luck !