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#1 K13

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

Until 2 nights ago K would got to sleep immediately but 2 nights ago she suddenly woke up at about 1am screaming and nothing we did would calm her down, DH even said at one point it was like she was trying to hide from him. Then last night she started screaming uncontrollable as soon as we took her to the bedroom. We eventually got her to sleep after taking her for a car ride, just to have her wake in the middle of the night again, eventually we gave up and co-slept until morning. Tonight the same thing uncontrollable screaming as soon as we took her to the bedroom. It took 40mins of screaming before she went to sleep and i doubt she will sleep through.
Help, I don't want her to have to scream that long before going down and I don't want her to wake during the night.
What do you think might be wrong and what can I do?
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#2 nephthys

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:38 AM

It sounds like night terrors. My DS did it for a while and fortunately it didn't last for long. Awful isn't it.

I'd recommend a long cuddle and a feed of milk when it happens. The co-sleeping is a great idea, too. It's better maybe retraining her out of those habits than having the poor little mite trying to settle herself in her own bed after waking up like that. Just be there for her, lots of cuddles and reassurance and hopefully it'll only last a few days like my DS.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:11 AM

DD is very close in age to Kate and she just recently went through a similar stage. Though she wasn't screaming when going to bed, she would wake about 2am absolutely hysterical and inconsolable. I have no idea what the issue was but I found she went back to sleep a little easier with the bathroom light on so her room wasn't pitch black.

When it does happen I pretty much do anything I can to get her back to sleep whether it's cuddling, a bottle or co-sleeping.

When she's going to bed a night do you stay with her? We still occasionally get a noisy night and I tend to let her cry for a few minutes then go back in and cuddle her and try again. It can sometimes take a few visits but it lets her know I'm still there for her and helps me to feel better too.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:35 AM

My little girl has gone through this stage also! It is awful and we also just do whatever we can to settle her back to sleep. We have now realised that she would go through these periods just before being diagnosed with an ear infection, so think the pain must've had something to do with it, perhaps get her checked out just in case. Other than that there is nothing we could do to prevent it from happening, only console her when it did happen.


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:45 PM

My son is a little bit older than your DD and we are battling thru the same thing at the moment.

Im thinking ours is the 18 month sleep regression... could be the same thing you're going thru?
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