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    Default Night terrors, DS scratching, pinching and biting me

    So my DS2 is 2.5yrs old and just had what I think was a night terror. He was asleep next to me and then he just started screaming and I couldn't console him and he was scratching, pinching and biting me while screaming out MUMMY. Lasted about 4-5min

    My DD had night terrors when she was this age but that was 5years ago so I'm unsure if the lashing out physically is part of it? I can't remember her doing that.

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    My DS does that. I just repeat over and over 'mummy's here, you're safe, mummy's here' until he stops thrashing so much then I rub his back. It's awful, hey 😔

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    If the night terrors are repetitive night after night, make note of the time they occur. It's usually a couple hours after going to sleep as the body goes from REM sleep into non-REM sleep. If you stir your child half an hour before the terror normally occurs it will disturb the usual cycle and help avoid the terror altogether. Do it for a few nights and see how you go...worked a treat for my DS and I know other who have success as well (this was recommended to me by a doctor)
    Once they're in the night terror, don't try to wake them, just keep them safe and avoid the flying kicks! And reassure yourself they won't remember a thing in the morning! !

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    We went through a phase of night terrors. They are just awful. We did discover too much milk at bed time was triggering a few.

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    It was awful he's been sick too, 39.6 degree temp and vomiting, so not sure if that triggered it. Really hoping he doesn't start having them all the time like DD did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    If the night terrors are repetitive night after night, make note of the time they occur. It's usually a couple hours after going to sleep as the body goes from REM sleep into non-REM sleep. If you stir your child half an hour before the terror normally occurs it will disturb the usual cycle and help avoid the terror altogether. Do it for a few nights and see how you go...worked a treat for my DS and I know other who have success as well (this was recommended to me by a doctor)
    Once they're in the night terror, don't try to wake them, just keep them safe and avoid the flying kicks! And reassure yourself they won't remember a thing in the morning! !
    This! A dr at the children's hospital suggested this when he saw DS have four overnight (hospital stay unrelated to sleep). It worked a treat.

    DS was also very physical in his terrors - he would often grab me by the shoulders and shake me whilst screaming "turn it off". Frightening.

    Best of luck!

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