I’m just wondering if anyone else has had a kid who does this…
Reed has been a great sleeper from early on. He was sleeping through the months at a very young age. (Before you go cursing me and throwing things at me, let me just say that Ava STILL doesn’t always sleep through the night. Where we had a fairly easy time with Reed, we had just as awful a time with Ava. I vividly remember one night where I saw 5:30 am and had not been to sleep yet). In fact, Sunday night, they were BOTH up and down so much we slept like MAYBE 4 hours. Anyway.
Back around November, he started waking up. We thought that it might be related to getting his molars. He also had a couple ear infections in there that we thought were the culprit, but this is still happening. He is cutting his eye teeth so it might be related to that still, but it just seems to be more than pain.
He doesn’t wake up every single night, but I’d say he does about 4-5 nights per week, sometimes several times per night. The thing is, he wakes up SCREAMING hysterically. It almost seems as if he’s had a nightmare and is terrified. Some nights we are able to go in there and make sure he’s got a paci and he’ll calm down. Other nights, the ONLY way to get him to stop screaming is to get him out and hold him.
I don’t think he’s having night terrors because he is fully awake when doing this. Have any of you ever had kids who had nightmares this young??? Were you able to do anything for them? I’m thinking this is probably just something that will need to run its course, but MAN. I miss my good sleeping kid!!
Any thoughts, tips, suggestions?!?!?!?!?!