Crying in the middle of the night....

@lynnchua (3416)
Singapore
January 31, 2008 11:35pm CST
My five years old daughter crying every night after 12. me and my husband could not figure out why. We had been asking her whether is she having a nightmare or something else but she herself doesn't know why or sometime she didn't even know that she cried. Last night she stand beside our bed crying and crying, we asked her what had happen to her but she is not responding. When I asked her in the morning she said that she did not cry and asked me why is she sleeping on my bed. ( she sleep in her room the night before). Anyone knows that what could have happen to her? She is not having a nightmare and she doesn't know anything when she wake up the next day.
3 responses
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
2 Feb 08
Hi Dear this seems to be some thing ODD but sure nothing to worry just ask her to eat less b4 sleep and one thing, does she sleep flat on back, or on side, or on stomach posture of sleep is important or u can always consult psychaterist take care
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
4 Feb 08
Thanx cupid, that's new to me but maybe I will try it. She do eat alot, sometime she do eats before sleep. She is sleeping on side and I think I will try the psychaterist too. Thanx.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
4 Feb 08
Hi u r welcome i do believe that slight adjustment in life style can change her crying habit but sure i wont stop u from seeing professional for that take care. wish u and ur daughter best of Luck Take care
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
4 Feb 08
Thanx cupid. I think she will doing fine after this.
@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
1 Feb 08
Hi lynnchua, I don't know too much about kiddies and such, but the scenario you painted sounds like the prelude to a scary movie... Just be careful that you don't wake up at 2AM to find your daughter floating through the air laughing maniacally and her head turning 360's. Seriously, though, the first few things to pass through my mind - 1. Attention seeking. Kiddies will go to extraordinary lengths to get attention - and it doesn't have to be sensible or rational, all they care about is that it works. 2. Psychological trauma. Maybe a passing phase where she has to work something out of her system. Might be elements of schizophrenia in there somewhere. 3. Sleep-walking. Any chance she's being influenced by a relative or family friend, living or not?
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
4 Feb 08
Thanx for that, I think her dad had sleep walking problem when he is young. But we really don't know that sleep walker do cry like sound of 'ghost' in the middle of the night.
@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
4 Feb 08
Hi lynnchua, It's been a few days since you first posted on this. Is your little girl still doing this thing? My sister's little boy would cry constantly at night, but that was just to get attention, and he stopped pretty much after his mother stopped giving in to him and learned to ignore him. But he was only 2 years old. Your girl's pattern of behavior sounds a little more involved than that. Anyway, I hope whatever is going on works itself out for you.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
5 Feb 08
Hi dodoguy, thanx for telling me that I'll look into it.
• China
1 Feb 08
I think,maybe she didn't remember because she is so young,I remember when I was four years old,I often meet the same matter just like your daughter,maybe it's just afraid.
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
4 Feb 08
Thanx for the response. I think ists true that she is too young to remember.