Healthy and full sleep – an integral part of the daily routine of each child. My daughter, like her dad, is a great lover of sleep, but sometimes it happens that she sleeps restlessly, and in some cases the baby even cried in her sleep.
The reasons may be different. The main ones I would like to consider in today’s article.
The most common cause of crying babies – pain in the abdomen (the so-called colic) and discomfort due teething. With these phenomena, parents struggle in different ways. So, I regularly used a special anesthetic gel for the gums, the use of which provided my daughter a relatively restful sleep.
With colic, the best method is time. One may speak about the effect of dill seeds and special anti-colic drugs, but behind all this time passes and after three months these problems usually pass.
Recently, her daughter underwent a course of treatment, as a result of which all of her soft spot was in the tracks of injections, as a result, several times in a dream she involuntarily rubbed her ass and spoke quietly. It hurts !. Of course, I did everything to eliminate pain as soon as possible.
Check whether the baby’s bed is dry, as it often happens that children sleep so well that they do not wake up from a crowded diaper or wet clothes. But there is discomfort, it can cause displeasure in a dream.
I always tried to create the baby as much as possible. comfortable for sleep conditions – comfortable clothes, fresh air of sufficient humidity, pleasant to the touch bedding, a favorite toy nearby. This is very important, especially given the fact that children spend a lot of time in a dream.
Often the cause of restless sleep and night crying is overexcitement on the eve of. The reason for this may be, for example, too active games (including computer games), a long viewing of cartoons or television shows with elements of aggression or often changing picture.
The result of abnormal contact with the computer can be nightmares. Previously, I did not believe that children have dreams, but from about the age of three, the daughter sometimes tells me about her dreams, and, believe me, not all of them are rainbow and positive!
Often the cause of crying may be that the child discovered the absence of the mother nearby. Of course, this applies more to kids, but sometimes it happens that preschoolers are worried about this.
What can I say, from my childhood memories are scary. For example, I had quite a violent fantasy, and I could easily wind myself into a nightmare by studying the pattern on the carpet or the odd shape of the shadows on the wall.
And once on the way home we saw a huge dog with a terrible grin. The result of this meeting was the night awakening in tears with the phrase Mom, and she did not bite me?
Calm from the nature of children are much less likely to have a restless sleep. But, on the other hand, have you often met calm children?
That is why try to create all the conditions so that the baby goes to sleep in the most calm and relaxed state. My methods are warm drinking (rosehip with mint, for example), water procedures, a ritual in the form of an evening cartoon and necessarily my song for the night.
And lately, we made a habit of whispering with our daughter about every woman, discussing the past day and planning tomorrow. And most importantly – to instill in the child confidence that parents are always there, and when they are, nothing is scary!
Have you encountered child crying in a dream?