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Any Tips on how to deal with night terrors?

edited September 2016 in Growth & Parenting
My boy is 10 month now and has started having night terrors for the last 3 nights. It breaks my heart hearing and seeing him like that.

There doesn’t seem much that calms him down when has them, trying to hold him tight seems to worsen it. He seems to have a few small ones during the night which go away quickly if we ignore it but there has been one every night that lasts about half an hour.

He stares into nothing with fear in his eyes crying like someone is hurting him then stops for a moment and starts again.

I read to keep his feet cool and quietly talk to him which I will try if he has one again tonight.

Another problem is that he now won’t sleep in his own room and bed anymore, which he has been for 6 month now.

I would appreciate any tips on how to deal with the night terrors and how to get him to sleep in his own room again.



  • This article has tips on how to deal with night terrors: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/night-terrors#1
  • I just wanted to share this with you.
    https://betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/sleep-children-and-nightmares. This looked like a good article to me. All the advice I would have is for children much older. I am probably not the best person to be commenting on this one but it spoke to my heart. I hate to hear of a little one that is going through that. Wish I could help more. I always just put mine in the bed with me. I know that is a bad thing to do and don't suggest it, but that is what I did. The baby monitor thing in this article sounded like a good idea to me though. At least it would help you get to the baby quickly and be able to reassure them that everything is ok. Hopefully, this is just a phase and will pass soon. Good Luck I know that is has to be hard on you.
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