Abnormal Sleep behaviour forTtoddler-Nightmares
February 23, 2009 7:31pm CST
Hello everyone here Ji, Most parents would agree that the most delightful toddler sleep behavior is peaceful snoozing. But your toddler might do all sorts of other things while asleep — some of which might seem strange, even alarming. Most are perfectly normal and no cause for concern, but a few are worth checking into. Let's discuuss one by one. What Babycentre says in its bulletin: http://www.babycenter.com... -more_3656751.bc?page=1 [b]"Nightmares Nightmares can be caused by anxiety and stress. They often happen in the later part of the night, during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. And they happen more often to children than to adults. A fever, medication, or difficulty sleeping — because of a breathing problem, for example — may also bring about nightmares. Nightmares are especially common in older toddlers and preschoolers. Children this age have a growing imagination and an increasing understanding that things can cause harm to them. The nightmare will probably wake your child up, and he'll be frightened or anxious. He'll probably remember the dream. All you need to do when your child has a nightmare is comfort him as best you can and try to soothe him back to sleep. If he's having nightmares repeatedly, you'll want to think about what kinds of stress he's experiencing in his waking hours and do what you can to reduce it. If you're concerned about your toddler's nightmares, talk with his doctor."[/b] May god bless you nad have a great time.
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25 Feb 09
My daughter just turned 4, and she has recently started having nightmares. She is scared that "wolves" are going to get her, and wakes upi 2 or 3 times a week and comes into my room to sleep on the floor by my bed. I think it started around the time I went back to work last month, even though I work only 20 hours a week, I think she may have problems with it.
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26 Feb 09
Hello my friend ellen_mom Ji, ISo nice of you to share your personnel experience of your daughter. I think, you should consult concerned medical profession or that link, babycentre.com. At my level and as a old lady, I would suggest that, you give partial /semi bath before She goes to bed at night, also, if possible, for some time, you remain on her bed, to make her feel taht her motehr is along wityh her and wolf won't harm her. A correct and required step initially will solve her problem. Fear has to be routed out.
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26 Feb 09
I agree. We have a set bedtime routine and it does give her comfort. When my son was little, he was afraid of monsters, so I got some room fragrance spray, and made a cover for it that said "Monster Spray" and told him that if he sprayed it before bed, monsters would be afriad to come in the room. It worked for him, but my daughter doesn't believe the spray will work, so of course, it doesn't. Sigh, each child is different.