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Old 01-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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Talk to me about night terrors

Does your LO have them? What are the signs? What should I do?

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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My daughter used to have them frequently. The biggest sign was she was yelling about something that didn't make 100% sense (even before she was conversational, she would yell out random words) and would NOT make eye contact. She wouldn't soothe and couldn't calm down until we woke her up. Usually if we turned the light on and tried for a little bit, she would wake up, calm down, and go back to sleep.

I think my son is starting to have them too. An example on the yelling thing that doesn't make sense - one night he was very confused and yelling about Walmart, of all things. For my daughter, sometimes she sounded as though she was calling out for help from the person who was already holding her, or the dog.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Re: Talk to me about night terrors

Checkout: http://www.nightterrors.org/

Great basic information about what they are, how to distinguish from nightmares, and the first steps in what to do.
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Re: Talk to me about night terrors

My son used to get them and it was tied to milk. He had a milk issue, we knew, but one night we forgot to tell the babysitter no milk for him, as we were out of his. Well, she gave him milk and he didn't throw up, so we thought he'd outgrown his problems. Switched him to regular milk like the rest of the family. For several months he had night terrors and I felt so bad the day it finally hit me that the night terrors started when he started drinking regular milk. That was when he was 3. Now he'll be 9 in a few weeks and he doesn't typically have night terrors anymore. He does, however, have nightmares and yell weird things in his sleep when he has too much dairy. Like yesterday, he had cereal, ice cream, and cheese, which is not usual, and he screamed a couple times in his sleep last night. He rarely remembers the next day that he did anything.
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Re: Talk to me about night terrors

This is a recent thread w/ some decent info (& I don't want to type it all out again ).
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My son was getting them every night and even sometimes during the day. We started giving him Hyland's Calms Forte 4 kids everynight and he hasn't had a terror since we started using it. Its homeopathic so its completely natural and safe.
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DS2 had them frequently & his was caused by either low blood sugar or a really fast dip in blood sugar. He has Diabetes & we gave him milk to raise it up & he would snap out of it. His doc changed his pump setting & he is doing great now.

OP, I hope you find out what is going on with your LO or how to stop them at least.
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My son was getting them every night and even sometimes during the day. We started giving him Hyland's Calms Forte 4 kids everynight and he hasn't had a terror since we started using it. Its homeopathic so its completely natural and safe.
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