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My DD is 8 months and has been sleeping through the night since about 3 months..recently she has been waking up about 3 hours after goign to sleep crying. When I go to check on her she has this terrified look on her face, I pick her up and cuddle her ans she goes back to sleep.
Could it be nightmares??
Nightmares are also very common events when they appear as sporadic episodes. Although babies who wake up crying cannot communicate the content of their scary dreams, the clear sign that distinguish between a nightmare and a night terror is the fact that following a nightmare the baby is very responsive to parental attempts to calm him, and usually relaxes quickly with some reassurance. If nightmares become very frequent and persistent, a clinical evaluation should be considered, because repeated nightmares are often linked to traumatic or stressful events.
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