For the past 5 nights DD has woken up, about an hour or two after falling asleep, and started crying. It is painful sounding cry and she is still asleep at the time. At first i thought she was sick but that doesn't appear to be the problem. Then i thought nightmares as one night she managed to say 'i'm scared' and in the morning she told me she had a nightmare that all her toys got taken away and another about daddy saying goodbye and not coming home (he has been away for work for 3 months) However the last couple nights she has said she had nice dreams and doesn't remember crying?
It is quite distressing and i have no idea what i am supposed to do? I just sit with her until it passes, which takes about 15 mins on average. She is asleep the whole time.
Anyone else had this problem? How did you help your child?