Hi everyone, for the past couple of months my baby has been developing a good sleeping pattern. She, for the most part, is only waking up once during the night. However, at least once a week she will wake up screaming, not your average scream. I recognize this scream, she only cries this way when she is frightened. When I run to her, I try to soothe her, talk to her and hold her but her eyes are closed and she is still crying and inconsolable. Whenever this happens she will wake up again at least once that same night crying... she will eventually calm down in about 5 minutes but after wards it is a light sleep. It scares me a lot and the only conclusion I've come to is that they are night terrors. Can babies have night terrors? Has anyone's baby ever woken up like this before?
Answer by lisarose45 at 9:37 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by Jademom07 at 5:06 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by Amaranth361 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
I hear a lot about night terrors, but I really think it is just gas. My DS had this a few times and when I would pick him up and rub his back he would burp or pass gas. I think that we interpret this as night terrors when in fact while the baby is sleeping they have gas pains and are dreaming at the same time so they interpret the pain with fear. Try Mylicon for gas and thoroughly burp after meals and before bed.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Jun. 15, 2010
Answer by witchqueen at 10:28 PM on Jun. 16, 2010
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:26 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
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