Thanks! I know one of the things that helped with DS was making sure he did get plenty of rest during naps. Sadly DD this will probably not work as she rarely naps for more than 30 to 40 minutes at a time!
I will have to remember to see if the waking them after a few hours before they hit that cycle to see if that will help ward them off for her. Luckily, we have not had another episode yet, but DS didn't start getting them more until he was about a year old!
January 3, 2012
7 lbs, 1 oz
April 6, 2008
7 lbs, 15 oz
6/11/12 4:24 P
Ugh...it's so hard to know how to handle night terrors. And, I can imagine it must be especially difficult in such a young child. So, I was wondering, have you discussed this with your doctor? They may have some special recommendations or insight into how to possibly deal with this with a baby. Also, I'm not sure if this will help, but I work at Focus on the Family and I noticed they had an article on this topic at http://bit.ly/L04GRq. Maybe it will give you some guidance? Well, I hope your little girl starts getting a better night's sleep-and you as well!
6/6/12 9:34 A
Ladyluck624 - You are the second person that mentioned the blood sugar issue. Our son didn't get them that early, he started around 1 or so. But, even now, we see that if he doesn't eat well at night (so his blood sugar was already low) he gets them. I got the information from a friend, and started watching when he got them. If he doesn't eat well at dinner, we just make sure he does eat before bed, and he hasn't had issues since then. For a baby though, I'm not sure what you would do.
Jacob Tyler - Born July 13, 2009
Rachel Katherine -
Born November 4, 2012
6/1/12 3:53 P
Hello, my son had night terrors for a few years before we figured out how to help him. His ended up being a blood sugar issue. He had a habit of eating a banana before bed and it would raise his blood sugar, then it would drop after he went to sleep causing the night terror (according to our natural health practitioner) we took away the banana or anything with sugar (natural or not) and his stopped right away. With a baby though, I'm not sure this could still be the case. Have you tried gently shaking or stirring her a couple hours after she goes to sleep to disrupt the deep sleep cycle?
Handsome son born 4-8-06
7lbs 3oz 20inches!
Darling daughter born 10-22-08
7lbs 7oz 19 1/2 inches!
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