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Apart from waking himself up gagging my son is also waking up once or twice a day squealing. Just one squeal and when he opens his eyes is terrified and will cling to whoever picks him up for a few minutes until he settles then is fine. Is obvious something scaring him, but could it be night terrors? This early might just be to soon to tell? I know my brother suffered with them but everything been told and read suggests they don't have these until 9 months+ if not night terrors what else could it be? x

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Hi, me again :)

My mum also calls them "night terrors" too

If Im honest Ive always thought "what has a baby got to dream about really? I mean its not as if they've seen or experienced something bad yet is it "

The only conclusion that comes to my mind "personally" is when they're being born it can be quite a scary Lil episode for them & therefore they may remember that moment of coming into the world as something like "OMG what is goin on :)"



Read something that suggested that and beginning to think could be right. Bless, wasn't a traumatic birth really, but he came into the world so fast must have been frightening! Beginning to think this is what could be x


Aw. My bubba squeals sometimes as well and wakes himself up suddenly. I think it's just when they are going into a deep sleep and they make a noise. I've done it myself....though not a squeal lol. When I'm going to sleep and made a noise randomly that woke me up with a start! x


My lo is 9 weeks and does this squeal and whimper in his sleep. If I rock him he becomes content after a few seconds but he does look upset and scared when he does it. I'm convinced its bad dreams, don't know what else it could be...


My wee baby does this. He wakes crying so badly. Screeching cries. If I get to him quickly and put dummy in this soothes him over again. I don't think he's really fully awake when this happens. He is 17 weeks old now but has been doing this since he was six weeks old. Our family all dream. But I thought too - what does a wee baby have to dream about


Must be bad dreams. so awful to see upset and know can do nothing to help. Thankfully a cuddle usually settles or even just letting him hold a finger and he soon settles. Hoping he grows out of them x


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