Do you think kids dream when the are asleep?

Me and my youngest baby - This is my youngest one, he is 5 months now. DO you think we look the same?
@pehpot (4762)
Philippines
October 22, 2008 5:06am CST
Do you think kids have dreams?My five year old said to me when he woke up,[i]Mommy, I had a dream! I dream of the toys from China and we are playing with it..[/i]Ok you will wonder why the toys in China, well he heard it form the news, that there toys from China (like a big RC car) that are suspected of high lead content Actually I told him before about dream, that these are the things that don't really happen and it happens while he was sleeping and it is gone when he is awake. Now I am curious, is he really be dreaming? [b]What do you think guys, he is only 5, is he really be dreaming? [i]How about your kids? Do they have dreams while sleeping? Do they share it with you? [/b][/i]
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
13 Nov 08
Guess but not so sure that they were also dreaming but maybe because it is one of their imagination on having things like he/she wanted to have or things that they want to do but for my daughter now who is still in her 18 months for sure she is also having a dream because when she will sleep and she is been playing too much then it would happen that she will shout and just sleep all back.....
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Oh! that was cute! I hope she never cries when she is asleep. they say it means the kid is having a bad dream
@angelface23 (2502)
• United States
22 Oct 08
i have a two year old and I think she dreams cause some times I will hear her moaning and rolling around. I will look in on her and she is making funny noises in her sleep so I think it might be a dream. She doesn't talk yet and I'm sure she wouldn't even know what it means to have a dream.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
oh that was nice to watch I guess.
• India
22 Oct 08
YES i do think that kids do dream while they are asleep. Most of the times u have seen kids smiling diring sleepint thats beoz they do dream.........
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
oh yeah a lot have said that, that kids too have dreams
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Oct 08
Yeah, kids are humans after all ^_^ And dreams are very normal ^_^ There are times whereby babies or kids waking up in the middle of the night crying, because they have nightmares ^_^ SO kids do dream too, just that they dun normally tell the adults for they might be scolded for lying ^_^ hehe =D ANd u are lucky that your son told u about his dreams and that he's lucky that u din scold or accuse him of lying ^_^ hehe
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
oh no I would not do that! I really encourage him to tell it to me, I had a hard time though explaining it to him
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
22 Oct 08
sure they do. my 4 year old grandson is always telling me about his dreams. bless his heart, his are scary sometimes. that's bad for a little one or a big one to have scary dreams.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
yes it is bothering to have scary dreams
@janwin (36)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I do believe that kids have dreams while they sleep. I have a 4 year old brother and I always watch him to sleep. There were times wherein I caught him smiling in his sleep and sometimes even sleep talking.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
oh I never heard my kids talk when they sleep but my hubby does
@icegermany (2524)
• India
22 Oct 08
my son is only 2 n half and i think the kids do dream. my son sometimes now he while sleeping murmers a few words and i feel that they might be dreaming and thus they speakout that. i remember even my mom use to tell me that the childrens dream as the babies too do some expressions of crying and laughing while sleep and it is all those due to their dreaming. so i think even your child had dreamt and he has told you about that.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
yes I am assured now that he does
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
yes, they are like us too. even babies dream, it's just that they cannot express or talk about it yet. also they cant translate their dreams. We dream of things that are familiar with us, and that's the same for babies. like the toy car of your child and things that interest him. babies dreams not in these form, but of the their own experience when they are in the tummy. but they really dream. Dreams occur during REM or the rapid eye movement stage in our sleep. And since we all sleep, therefore, we dream...:)
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
ha ha I guess so, i actually encourage them to tell me what they have dreamed of
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
that's really nice..:) i cant remember if my mom asked me about my dreams..hehe or maybe i was too young then to remeber..hehehe happy mylotting and see you around!:)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Hi! I believe kids dream when they're asleep. i myself dreamed when I was young, even weird dreams, that my teachers in school were vampires and my escape route was a small tunnel that leads to the garage, hahaha Anyway, children at the preschool (4-6) period are very imaginative. At this time, they may have nightmares. Kids dreaming is normal. You can try and see if your child is dreaming. If they're asleep and you try to open one or both eyes and you see their eyes move a lot, they're dreaming. Scientifically, this is a sleep stage called the REM (rapid eye movement) stage. This is the same with adults too.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
ha ha a lot also said about REM as fro your dreams, I used to have dreams like that.. that my teachers were vampires too
@suzzy3 (8401)
13 Nov 08
I used to sit and watch my babies sleeping ,they used to blow bubbles and gurgle and flap their arms aboutand they smiled and laughed. It was fascinating to watch the trouble was I was supposed to do a few jobs when they were asleep. I am certain they dreamt as they looked so happy they just cannot tell you about it ,the same with toddlers they cannot process their thoughts and tell you about it or reaslise they can.Mine never had the night terrors thank goodness I cannot imagine what that must feel like,awful poor little things.They have so much learning to do and they are like littls sponges and I think they do dream they are just like us only smaller.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
That was so sweet, watching your baby while dreaming, your baby must be adorable
@munhozmib (3730)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
25 Oct 08
Hello, pehpot! I believe that kids also have dreams! They have their conscience, their minds, they think and they have dreams. Dogs do dream aswell, why wouldn't children dream? A dog is like a year old kid: they live to fulfill their basic needs, but they can also show feelings, affection or things like that. They also show a small capacity of thinking, but their intelligence is pretty limited. And they do dream. I believe that any animal that have a brain dreams. Perhaps dream are caused by the brain, and without brains you wouldn't dream... A baby has a brain, so they dream aswell. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
That was a nice one! but never heard dogs can dream too..
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Definitely yes! Kids dream also. My 5 years old son always dreasm of still playing when he is sleeping specially in the night. I just woke up because i was though he is playing because ive heared him laughing and calling his brother name. And when ive woke up and try to checked then finding out that he is sleeping and just dreaming of something happy.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
that was so cute!
@arunmails (3013)
• India
23 Oct 08
Hii pehpot.... dream and imagination are same......... your question is like will americans or europians or Indians dream when they are asleep??? dream and imagination are common to everyone......what the difference is, we decide our imagination, but dreams comes as it without our decision....... Probably it is very hard to attain our dream(which comes in our sleep) and imagination...... Even, kids will dream according to their capability, Probably they might have dream like having a huge huge number of toys with them..... and eating a large number of snacks..... according to their age they dream....
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
oh thanks for the analogy!
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
I still do not have a kid but I know back when I was a kid, like around 8 years old I was thinking of the declamation piece I memorized by heart when I was 6 years old, and since I auditioned for a declamation contest, I tried remembering the whole declamation piece since the only copy back then was with my grandmother who was 5 hours away from me. Before I got hold of the copy, I dreamt of the first few paragraphs, and I told my mother the paragraph I was familiar with. And because of that dream rememorizing the piece was not as hard as memorizing it all over again.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
well it sure do helped you.. still wondering why you did not pursue that dream of yours
• Qatar
23 Oct 08
yes kids do dream as well. THey dream according to their thinking capacity.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Thanks! tomorrow I will ask again my kids what they have dreamed of
• India
23 Oct 08
Hehehe... since kids are human beings, I guess they do dream. I remember dreaming about all sorts of things when I was a kid. I still dream and remember my dreams too. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
oh I do too.
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
Yes they do. My son is about the same age sometime talk to me about his dream. He usually dream about ghost and family, going to the sea and others. They usually dream something because of what happening to him during the day. If some scare the hell out of him sure he'll get nightmares or if he too excited meybe he dream that brings the joy to him.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
well seems like my son has been dreaming about a certain toy for days now
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
Of course! Every one dreams. Even animals! I don't have children but I remember my brothers and sister telling me stories of their dreams. I heard that every one has on average seven reams every night, we just don't remember them. I don't know if this is true or not but I find dreams fascinating. Also, it is said that we only dream in black and white..come to think of it when I rememebr my dreams I don't rememebr seeing colour..dreams are weird, we don't really see them, we sort of 'feel' them. Fascinating.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
seven dreams a night? black and white.. oh my drams are vivid and very colorful.
@heaven11 (1161)
• United States
23 Oct 08
yes my 3 year old dreams all the time he will tell me about many diffrent dreams most being good but he has had some scary dreams that have woke him up so he wakes me up I too tell him the same they are not real they are something you do while you sleep but when he has the scary ones that doesnt help his peace of mind
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
oh that must be really scary for him
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Well, i do... when my daughter was like 16 months... she would laugh and sometimes cry while sleeping... and when she got a little older... she would even talk in her sleep... so that made me think she was having a dream... aside for that... i can see her eyes move... i think that is what they call REM... the thing that we all do when we are having a dream... But she hasn't told me any of her dreams yet...
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Oh yes they said that REM, it is the time that dreams occur..