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May 12th, 2009, 07:24 AM
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Caleb turned two and a half this month, and out of the last three out of five days, he's had bad dreams to the point where he RUNS out of his room crying because he's so scared of them.

I feel so bad for him because he just doesn't have the vocabulary to tell me what they were about. I know that it isn't anything in his room, because I ask him and he says no. This morning I asked if it was a bad dream and he nodded his head.

Is this just a Caleb thing, or is this an age thing and a phase?
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May 12th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Laney21's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Aww, poor little man!
I'm sorry I can't help, we haven't had any experience with nightmares yet. Haley has told me a few times that she's had a bad dream but couldn't really tell me anything about it, and it seemed like she was just trying to get to sleep in our bed with us, not that she was actually scared.

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May 25th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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My son is 3y4m and has been having bad dreams for a while now. Last night's episode scared us and prompted me to check the forums for other experiences similar to ours but I'm not finding any. Last night he was crying/wailing in his sleep and wouldn't wake up. I can usually settle him down by telling him it's ok and rubbing his back but it wasn't working. This time he wouldn't settle down and then started yelling "I'm dying!" over and over again. All I could do was pray for him which is the only thing that worked. I had to work today and got out of the house before any one else woke up so I couldn't ask him about it. He usually does not remember much from his dreams anyway. Any comments? Suggestions?

I have found one trick that really works when he wakes up from a scary dream. I have "scary spray" which is really Fabreeze. He sprays the different parts of the room that scare him and then goes right to sleep. When he wakes up the next morning I ask if the scary spray worked and he'll say yes.

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