noises and cries - just in my head ?
January 14, 2007 9:12pm CST
sometimes i can hear my baby crying and her distinct wails and bawls when i am reading or watching tv or on the internet only to find that when i go to her room - she is sleeping soundly. This started a year after she was born. Am i going crazy? Is this normal? Do any of you mothers know what i mean. sometimes i hear these cries and i know for a fact that she is taking a nap on the bed in the same room as me while im here on the internet? I actually had this happen a few minutes ago and that is the reason for this discussion!!!!
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15 Jan 07
yeah I know what you mean, but my kids talk in their sleep like me, so mostly it is that. There are times when maybe it could be in my head because I am thinking please dont wake up. I work at home and usually at night so I cant have a crying kid in the room. My oldest daughter sometimes cries in her sleep it could be that are it could just be your imagination playing tricks on you. Good luck :)
15 Jan 07
I'm not a mother, but I hope you don't mind my responding to the question. Are you feeling stressed, or very vigilant of your baby? The protective instincts in your subconscious could be giving you these aural hallucinations, particularly if you've had a scare or near miss, or perhaps read or heard about another baby being at risk. If anything like this has happened, it could be bringing your mothering instincts to protect and look after your baby to a constant state of vigilance. I think it could be an unusually heightened level of your natural mothering instincts. If it keeps persisting, it might be worth visiting your GP to have a word, maybe trying some mild herbal relaxants like camomile (relaxes, relieves stress and promotes a good night's sleep). That's just what came to mind when I read your post - not being an expert, I would check with your GP to see what's best for you. All the best to you and your baby!