Is your baby afriad of the dark?

United States
January 31, 2007 12:21am CST
my 4 month old son seems to be afraid of the dark. i have to keep the tv on at night so he sleeps, or else he cries. is this normal? is anyone elses baby like this?
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Nightlights are wonderful investments!! My 3 month old doesn't like being in dark rooms to sleep either - we've put it down to the fact that so far in his lil life he's spent a lot of time in hospital ['cos he was premature and twice for urinary tract infections] and they never turn off ALL the lights. I'm not sure if it's "normal" [who knows what that is these days!!] but you definately aren't alone!
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31 Jan 07
I think that is normal. Both my girls (aged 2 and 5) have to have a light on when they go to sleep. Have you tried a nightlight instead of the TV, as I don't think letting them fall asleep to the tv every night is really that much of a good thing.
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• Canada
31 Jan 07
My 1.5 year old is really weird about the dark. He will not sleep unless the room is pitch black and there is no noise, but if we turn off all the lights in the living room to watch a movie, he freaks out. I don't know what it is. If he's not going to sleep, there can be no dark.. he doesn't like it unless he's sleeping. Weird.
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@icebucks (127)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
When my baby was a month old up to 3 months we sleep with lights on. 4 months onwards we sleep lights off.. It did not bother her a bit... but i dont think its not normal that your baby hates the dark.. Its just how he likes things around him... =)
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• India
31 Jan 07
not like ur baby .he wont cry when i switch off all the lights. if suddenly apower cut happens means he will cry.
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@shoelover (896)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
We used to leave a radio on in our childrens bedroom. It made them feel that they were not alone in the room.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
31 Jan 07
this is very noirmal..kids express their need for comfort in different ways..don;t worry too much lol..chill..you need to relax!!! but that is so difficult with a little bundle i know..btw i will send you thoise links later..just replying to frined;'s posts lol..keep up the good work..you are a great mum!!!
@seabreeze (661)
• China
31 Jan 07
My son is afraid of the dark from 0 to 10 age.Now is 16 age.It is to be not afraid of the dark.