Wednesday, September 10

Stop by for a spell and Night Terrors!

Well, I have had a lovely parcel delivered today containing the fab new Stampendous stamps, Christmas & Halloween Changito and Fluffes. I LOVE Halloween, not sure why but I do and I would love to be over in the states one year for it. I always decorate the front of the house and always buy sweets and make some sort of handmade label or bag for the sweets. SO here are the stamps, you like?




These spooky stamps arent giving me night terrors, but Harvey is having them... He has been having these night time episodes for a while now, it was very unsettling the first time, screaming, crying, sweating and saying over and over he wants Mummy, I am sitting there holding him, saying I am here but he doesnt see me, then he will look behind me with a terrified look on his face and scream, scared the bejesus out of me I can tell you the first time he did it! Of course there is nothing there but he is frightened.. 5-10 minutes later he is fast asleep and snoring! Once I walked in and he saw me and screamed like I was a monster or something.. for the last two nights he has done it and last night I looked it up on the internet, it was like reading about Harvey to a T. Apparently 90 minutes after falling asleep is optimum time for these and he was on the dot last night! Dont really know why I am telling you this, just the halloween thing made me think of it. Also will be good to hear from people whos kids have had it (and grown out of it)

Right cup of tea calling!.. Catch you later
Cazx

9 comments:

maria's cards said...

Hi Caz, My sons are 14 and 7. My 14 year old suffered terribly with night terrors. My youngest has never had them. They were exactly like you say and is horrible to see your child panicking so badly. He doesn't get them anymore they stopped about 2 years ago, but he now goes through occasions when he sleep walks. When he does this he tends to shake and sweat in the same way.

Great stamps by the way, mine are somewhere between here and the US so hopefully here soon.

Rach said...

Hi Caz,
love the new stamps.
My son used to wake up like this when he was little.....he is now almost 18, and he doesn't do it any more..Thank goodness as he is over 6ft tall now!He used to be worse the hotter he was...why, i don't know...
It is really upsetting, as all the comfort you give seems to go over deaf ears almost as if they are still asleep, and are acting out their nightmares...I just used to reassure him and and sit with him until he fell back asleep..
Hope that your little one has a better night sleep tonight. hugs Rachxxx

Anita Knits said...

My daughter had night terrors and she used to run all over the house for ten minutes screaming. Looked awake but wasn't!! Used to really upset me.

Love the stamps by the way, look forward to seeing what you create.

Bunny B said...

I like!!! Super cute! :)

Cj said...

Hi Caz,my friends little girl suffered from night terrors until she got a dream atcher put up in her room. Not sure if this worked or she just grew out of it, but I'd give anything a go.

Dawny P said...

Oh Caz, hope he settles down again soon hunny. My friend's little girl used to have them and I don't think you realise till you've seen them just how upsetting it is - I certainly didn't. She didn't know anyone was there and though her eyes used to be open, she seemed like she wasnt aware of us at all. It's rough on you as a mamma watching your baby like that.

Not sure if this will work but I have another friend whose girl wakes most nights. One of the new supply teachers at her nursery asked her about it - she just seemed to know - and told her to go and get a crystal - she was into that sort of thing. My friend isnt, but she went and got one anyway, and b*gger me, the first night she used it, her dink slept right through for the first time in ages. Could have been coincidence but the second and third night etc ??? You can make your own mind up there. Might be worth having a look in your local area and go and talk to them in the shop - I know nowt about them babes except they cost a couple of quid if that.Big hugs to you all and hope he's soon sorted. xxxx

Claire said...

My kids have both had night terrors, and have just about grown out of them - they are nearly 10 and 8 now. They aren't really awake, and can't remember anything about them when they wake in the mornings. They also sleep walk (still - but I just turn them around around and point them back to bed) and it's the same thing - they son't even know it's happened. It is scary, but it wont last forever. I just used to hold mine tight to comfort them, and they would fall asleep in my arms most of the time. Good luck!

Kim said...

Oh Caz, poor you - he will grow out of it, mine did but it is horrible whilst it is happening. Hope to see you tomorrow at Biggin Hill! xx

Toni said...

My 3 year old also had night terrors. We looked up loads and used two methods (not sure which one actually stopped the terrors). After he fell asleep we played soothing spa-type music very quietly in his room and as his terrors tended to happen just after we went to bed, my other half used to pick him up out of bed and say goodnight (just enough to rouse him slightly) when we went to bed. Worked like a treat! Apparently waking them around an hour to half hour before the terrors usually start means they don't get into the 'cycle' of sleep that causes it.
Hope this helps. xx

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