Childhood Diseases

Posted by: worried | 2010-08-25


Two year old son


I am currently 35 weeks pregnant and my son is almost two. He has been acting very strangely in the last few days, he normally sleeps through from 19:30 to 6:30, but was up the whole of last night. He sleeps in his own room in a cot, and everytime we got to him, he was standing up and crying, when we picked him up he would calm down and settle, and indicate that he wants to go back to the cot. We then let him lay down, only for him to wake crying again in 15 minutes time. Eventually my husband let him sleep on the bed in his room at about 3:00 and he then slept untill 7.

Could it be that he is frustrated by the cot, of is he sensing the arrival of the new baby? What can we do to ensure him of our love and effection, so he is not worried about the new baby?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



It is unlikely that your son is concerned about the arrival of your new baby or that he is unhappy about being in a cot. He may be having night terrors or possibly some separation anxiety. The main thing is not to let him sleep in your bed as this will just prolong the problem. He needs to be reassured when he wakes and then you should leave his room.You may have to do this many times in one night but he will eventually get the message that he is not getting to sleep in his dad's bed.Using a nightlight will help.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2010-08-25

How about teething? Molars?

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Posted by: Worried | 2010-08-25


Thought about that, did give him medicine, but didn''t seem to help - where normally it does?

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Posted by: ... | 2010-08-25

Might not be about the baby at all. My gut instinct tell me its more likely a tummy or ear ache.

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