For the past few months my son (4 years)has been having horrible nightmares every night. He will cry and scream and whine and beg in his sleep until I come and wake him up out of it. Often he is complete inconsolable for a while after (sometimes up to an hour). At first I thought he had night terrors, but last night he peed the bed, this was his first night time accident in almost 2 years. Tonight he didn't have a single nightmare, but when I went to check on him around 4 am he had pooped his pants. He was still asleep and didn't realize he had done it until I woke him up to change his clothing.
I am going to be making a doctors appointment for later to day, but until then I am a bit freaked out. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on? or have any experience with this type of thing?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:09 AM on Jan. 25, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by mompam at 6:15 AM on Jan. 25, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:26 AM on Jan. 25, 2013
Have you taken his temperature? Maybe he is getting sick & has a fever that spikes at night? I would give him some Children's Motrin liquid before bed tonight. Then see what happens, it will probably help. The only other idea is think about what he has been eating or drinking that may be different than usual. What about TV shows he may have watched?? Just some ideas.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:23 AM on Jan. 25, 2013
Answer by teampeyton123 at 8:40 PM on Jan. 26, 2013
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