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Waking up crying..sometimes screaming!

my 1 yr old daughter has been waking up the last several nights crying and sometimes screaming for a few minutes or less then falling back asleep...she always sleeps thru the night, would u consider this night terrors? i read about it but she seems awake cuz if i walk to her crib she stands up for me to get her. also i read it only affects about 3% of kids.... i will be calling her dr tomorrow to talk about this...and her times arnt really regular..its been 5am..12am..1am and 3am. anyone else have this problem...and yes she gets her regular naps during the day so shes deff getting enough rest...any comments are apprieciated


Asked by cnv13085 at 8:58 PM on Jun. 9, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (5)
  • Night terrors. My son had them and grew out of them. We never figured out why he had them.

    Answer by babycakes254 at 9:00 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Could it be something like an ear infection? How long has it been going on?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:12 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • last 4 nights, i will take her in to check ears

    Comment by cnv13085 (original poster) at 9:13 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Yeah, my first thought was also "ear infection".. or maybe teething pains? Sometimes, even if its not a full blown ear infection, just the pressure/discomfort of some fluid buildup can really bother them at night. If it's not either of those (or any other physical pain), I would suspect bad dreams. My son has what we think are just bad dreams every now and then where he wakes up crying/screaming, but he calms right down when I comfort him. He has had night terrors 2 times and it was very different - he was just screaming and screaming (eyes either open or closed) and I couldn't calm him down!!! This lasted for about 20-30 minutes (we were packing up to take him to the ER, but then he just closed his eyes and fell peaceully asleep). I've read that night terrors are much more likely to happen when they are VERY overly tired (definitely the case with my son), so I'm guessing it's not night terrors.

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 12:40 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • bad dreams

    Answer by sassy21176 at 8:00 PM on Jun. 10, 2011