I read couple of threads about night terror. It seems to me that this happens to the toddlers. Is it possible for babies?
DS is ~6 months old. Recently, he had started the night terror (?). This is very different than the scream that he had when he was few weeks old with silent reflux. He just had another episode last night. He would set out a big scream and cry in full. I would go in, try to talk to him, pat him etc. He wouldn't calm down. Basically, not responsive. I picked him up. He would grab onto my cloth tightly with both hands. I would rock, pat and shoosh. He might seem to calm down for a second but set out the full scream again the next. Most of the time his eyes were close. I noticed that he opened the eyes a few times last night. When i tried to put him down to the mattress (knowing nothing i do would calm him), he would kick, fuss and grab onto me even tighter. I pick him up and put him down with a few attempts. This went on for a few minutes. Then, he would fall right back to sleep like nothing had happened. Coincidently, both times I had turned on the night light and let him grab onto the blanket or comforter (in replace grabbing my cloth). DH dealt with this differently and he was very frustrated at the beginning thinking DS being ridiculous. I commented that he might just have a nightmare.......i don't recall all the timing but the last two times happened before midnight (10pm, 11pm).
It did get me wonder if it is separation anxiety because he wouldn't let me let go of him??!? BUT how comes it happened so dramatically? Note: he falls asleep on his own every evening.