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2month old baby wakes up terrified

i have notice when my baby girl takes a nap sometimes when she is awaken by a noise or movement she wake up in total fear i mean it scares me when she does she will jump and her eyes will get as big as they can and she will hold her breath and turn colors she will be froze in fear till i let her know its okay the look in her eyes is a look i never seen before. when she does this what ever has woken her up is only the slitess of noises she does it when she has been woken up and doesnt do it all the time though does any one else have this same problem shes only 2 months old

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Asked by Olivias_mommy11 at 10:17 PM on Jun. 29, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Maybe because everything is louder out of the womb and shes still adjusting. My babies did that too. I'm not sure for how long.

    Answer by sugamama3 at 10:20 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Yeah, baby is 11 weeks and startles in his sleep easily.

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 10:23 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • It's called a startle reflex and actually indicates that baby is normal and healthy. When she does this just calmly reassure her and give her lots of love. She should be settling down out of this pretty soon.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:37 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Try swaddling her.


    Answer by banana-bear at 11:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • to help have some kind of loud noise going when u put her to sleep so shell learn to sleep thru it

    Answer by myboysRmyhero at 11:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • i have dogs and they are loud and bark all the time she is use to noise and when she does get scared it not a normal little jump most babys do i never seen this before

    Comment by Olivias_mommy11 (original poster) at 11:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

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