my LO is waking up really crying hard, like he's scared or something. i'm right next to him...just about always, even in arms. as soon as he finally opens his eyes he's happy and smiling. so...do they have nightmares at this age? or any ideas? it's a sudden switch when he comes out of it, which makes me think it's something about the sleep itself. but it's not positioning as i'm changing this as he's screaming with eyes closed and no change.
by the way this happens on nap wake-ups and morning wake-ups.