Two Year Old

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corinne - May 12

My dd will be two in July and a couple of nights not all together she has woken up in the middle of the night and seems to be scared or something I can't figure out what is going on with her. Any ideas???


Bonnie - May 12

I was just reading one of my magazines the other day that mentioned that this is an age where they can become afraid of things they cannot control. Hence the "monsters in my closet" syndrom. It didn't mention much more other than showing your child the closet andunder thebed are safe. Don't know if that is what is wrong but thought I'd mention it. :)


Rabbits07 - May 12

Are you potty training or anything else of a developmental nature? I've read that alot of times babies and children will start waking in the middle and of the night and sometimes be agitated during these times. Is there anything new going on in the family...moved or moving, new sitter, etc.? Maybe something was seen on t.v. that was disturbing? If she is in daycare or a sitters care I would ask how the day went and if anything unusual went on at the times she has these night wakings (if they continue). She may have simply had a bad dream, too.


corinne - May 12

Thanks for your responses, I am a stay at home mom so there is nothing going on that I don't see. We only watch stuff that will not frighten her. Nothing new has changed that we haven't been doing so I'm not sure if it is just bad dreams.


luvmyboys - May 12

Does she have a night light in her room? That helped my son at night when he was this age. When he got older he didn't need it anymore.


corinne - May 12

Hm I'm gonna have to try that and see if it helps.


sara b - May 12

The night light may help but white light can interrupt the natural day/night cycles for your child. I put a blue "party" bulb in my daughter's lamp and it helped tremendously. Also don't run to her when she wakes up. Its not unusually for toddlers to wake up but if they learn you will come to them then they will always cry to get you there instead of going back to sleep. I try to give my daughter 3-5 minutes to go back to sleep before I check on her. Best wishes.



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