Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-05-04


2yr old has ' nightmares' 

our 2 year old wakes up crying 2 -3 times per night often calling out ' mommy'  or ' daddy' . He sleeps during day without problems and has an active healthy lifestyle. we do not let him watch any programs with violence or scary characters and their is no books or other matter with scary content in the house. Could he be having nightmares or is this a health problem we should be concerned about. Pls help

Expert's Reply



This is an extremely common problem called night terrors. It is a passing phase and is not caused by your child being expose to violent situations etc. When he wakes at night go to him and reassure him and then leave the room. A nightlight often helps a lot at this time.He will grow out of this problem.

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Posted by: Kinky | 2009-05-05

this is interesting my 2 yr old was doing the same couple of months ago, and we were very worried, but now he is fine, he used to woke up round about 1o'  clock for an hour or 2

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-05-04

My little one did the same. Sometimes she would cry so much, and when I wake her up, she would not know why she was awake or crying. These can be night terrors - different to nightmares. Nightmares are also common, as at the age of 2, life is so exciting, and their brains work overtime to make sense of it all, so therefore they get nightmares. It is a phase and will pass. Keep an eye on it and you will see, a few months to go, and all will be peaceful there

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