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our 17 mo. son sleeps with us. he has nightmares every couple of months that are really disconcerting for us as parents. he is usually very hard to wake up, sometimes crying (more like panicky shrieking, different than a "normal" cry for him) for 20-30 minutes in our arms before we can get him to open his eyes. we try everything to wake him up - we take him in the shower with us, play his favorite music, walk with him around the house, sing to him, etc. once he's awake, he calms down within the half hour and nurses back to sleep for the rest of the night.<br>
we have not been able to find a cause for the nightmares - it doesn't seem to coincide with any certain foods or events the previous day. i have wondered if it has to do with teething, but i haven't heard of babies or toddlers having this kind of reaction to teething.<br>
we're desperate to find a better way to comfort him and, if possible, prevent the nightmares. my mother-in-law mentioned that my husband had what she calls night terrors during his childhood, and they just kind of let them run their course.<br>
i'm hoping to find some other solution.<br>
any suggestions?
 

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You said it. Night terrors.<br><br>
They're awful, aren't they?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br><br><br>
Sorry, but most folks say there is no solution for them. Some people even have them for years. Though they do lessen in frequency as the years go by.<br><br>
If you find a solution, though, please post it. A lot of people could use to know ...
 
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