Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. NJ says

    Big thank you for sharing! My 8 and half month old has literally started making puppy type noises in his sleep, then after a few minutes starts sobbing. When I picked him up he was still asleep but he wouldn’t respond to my voice or me stroking his hair (I was getting worried). However, I figured Google would be able to help and I stumbled on your information. You have put my mind at ease and I’m now ready if there are more. Thanks again 🙂

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @NJ – Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write! We are SO happy to hear that this article was helpful for you!
      Take care!

  2. A Ritchey says

    My daughter recently had and accident that scared us both but she came out without a bump. 19 months old. Since then she will wake up multiple times a night saying “no momma no” whimpering a bit and then falling back asleep (if she even woke up I’m not sure she doesn’t sit up or anything). Is it possible the accident and her remembering how scared I was is affecting her sleep? She barely even cried but I did and she was more with me and asking if momma ok and wiping my tears.

    • Neosha says

      @A Ritchey – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village and for sharing your story with us. I’m so glad to hear your little girl wasn’t hurt, though it sounds like it was quite a scary situation! It’s definitely possible this incident is sticking with her a bit. These kinds of things can show up at night time and in dreams, for sure. I would also encourage you to discuss this with her healthcare provider when you next get a chance as well. Hang in there!

  3. Leah says

    My son is 8 months old and since he was around 5 months he’ll have what seems like night terrors, but I was told he was too young. He’ll just start screaming crying out of nowhere in his sleep! He can’t be comforted and it happens so randomly. It usually happens within the first 30 mins of him falling asleep. It’s so scary to see and I never know what to do!

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Leah, and thanks for sharing your experience with us. I am so sorry you’ve been going through this! If the problem persists, you could certainly do a sleep study to see what’s going on behind the scenes, or if you are confident they are night terrors and want help on how to handle these events, please let us know. Our team of sleep consultants regularly work with families who have gone through similar situations and have tricks up their sleeve and words of comfort to help you make it through (even though we cannot prevent the night terrors of course). If you are interested you can view our different options here: Hang in there and thanks for your comment!

    • Decline says

      Hi Leah, did you ever figure out what this was? We’re having a similar situation with our little one.

  4. Angela says

    My son is 11 months old and recently the past few nights I believe he is having nightmares or night terrors? He pops up from being sound asleep and immediately screams and cries hysterically. I can’t comfort him, he pushes me away) and I usually can only get him to stop by offering a bottle so I was confused whether or not he woke cuz he was hungry. Tonight when it happened I trie calmly talking to him and then started singing and he stopped. I held him for a bit then put him back in his crib and he went to sleep. Last night it occurred at 2am and 5:30 am (he normally wakes at 730/8am). Tonight it happened at 11am. It breaks my heart when he is so upset!

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Angela, Thank you for sharing with us what’s been going on. I am sorry you son has been waking up in the night with what may be night terrors or a different kind of confusional event. It is certainly heartbreaking to see your little one so upset! I do hope things get better for him and you soon, but if this continues on you could of course mention it to your pediatrician, and let us know if you need more help handling them! Our highly-trained sleep consultants would certainly be able to help you feel more empowered with handling a situation like you described. Hang in there and I hope things improve soon!

  5. Holly Carr says

    My one year old suddenly started waking up screaming, he has never been a great sleeper but suddenly i realised he was still asleep whilst screaming, i thought it may be nightmares however am sure its night terrors. I can not comfort him, in fact if i pick him up it gets worse. He usually settles again 4 to 5 minutes later. Its so scary to see but he smiles away in his sleep afterwards.

    • Nicole Johnson says

      @Holly I’m sorry to hear your one year old has started this, but I’m sure it’s comforting to see his smiling sleeping face later. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and commenting!