DS (4 months) has been having some problems for a month to a month and a half. When napping, he will occasionally start screaming-crying. Sometimes he will cry himself awake, but sometimes the crying will suddenly stop and he will remain asleep. Like I said, this started when he was 2.5 - 3 months old. It started occurring very rarely, but the frequency has increased. It is still not common, but now happens maybe once every week or two. It has never happened at night (he sleeps from 9PM until 7AM usually, waking twice to nurse).
I asked the ped (
- another post, short version - we are finding a new ped) about it and she immediately blamed it on night terrors or gas. I don't believe that it's gas - he has never had a problem with painful gas, nor has he had a problem "releasing" his gas
Night terrors don't quite seem right, either. For one thing, if that's really what this is, we'll have to start calling them "nap terrors" - he's never had one at night.
But from the reading that I've done, it sounds like night terrors usually affect "kids" between the ages of one and, say, eight. Now ds is advanced, but even *I* find it hard to believe that he's *that* advanced
At first (whrn it wasn't happening very often), I jokingly attributed it to nightmares, but it's happening more frequently now, and I am wondering what the problem really is.
Any experience/advice would be appreciated - I just am having a tough time agreeing w/the ped's assessment, although that certainly could be due to the fact that she seemed to already have her mind made up before I completely explained the situation.
Thanks for any advice.