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Any Tips on how to deal with night terrors?

edited September 2016 in Growth & Parenting
My boy is 10 month now and has started having night terrors for the last 3 nights. It breaks my heart hearing and seeing him like that.

There doesn’t seem much that calms him down when has them, trying to hold him tight seems to worsen it. He seems to have a few small ones during the night which go away quickly if we ignore it but there has been one every night that lasts about half an hour.

He stares into nothing with fear in his eyes crying like someone is hurting him then stops for a moment and starts again.

I read to keep his feet cool and quietly talk to him which I will try if he has one again tonight.

Another problem is that he now won’t sleep in his own room and bed anymore, which he has been for 6 month now.

I would appreciate any tips on how to deal with the night terrors and how to get him to sleep in his own room again.



  • This is difficult. I used to be a nanny and one of the kids had this issue. The parents would just put her in their room with them. Also they had to start an extensive bedtime routine, put her to bed earlier and leave the TV off. They just decided to let her sleep with them until she wanted to go back to her room, which was a few years, but they seemed to adjust to it well and didn't seem to really bother them much. For alone time, they would send her to her room early in the morning to play and watch TV. (she started to wake up much earlier because they put her to bed earlier)
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