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stormedmentor Wed 15-May-13 14:29:13

DD has nightmares
_^PLEASE HELP^_

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 15-May-13 18:49:07

How old is she storm? Can you give us any more information?

stormedmentor Tue 21-May-13 12:43:51

DD is 3.8 and the nightmares are usually about pirates capturing her
BTW she watches pirate cartoons during the day

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 21-May-13 13:15:47

Nightmares at that age are totally normal and she just needs you to be consistent, calm and caring and to stop putting pirate shows on the TV smile

stormedmentor Wed 22-May-13 13:59:26

If I stop the shows she has a meltdown (results in angry DD)

tomorowisanotherday Wed 22-May-13 14:01:49

the prentend to be pirates in the day ...... and make sure it has a happy ending.... you are the pirate and you caputure her, and tie her up.

BUT you do it so that she can easily escape and then puts you in a boat and you sail away to another place to bother someone else.

Blackpuddingbertha Wed 22-May-13 20:52:45

We have a special bed time teddy to take the nightmares away. We got it when Dd1 was 3 and was having horrendous nightmares which continued into waking visions when we tried to rouse her. They were horrible. The teddy worked from day 1 and still helps today (she's now 6). The power of suggestion is wonderful - similar to tomorowis' suggestion above. Maybe get her a pirate themed soft toy to sleep with to 'be on her side'.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 28-May-13 22:41:13

When she screams, do you put the pirate shows back on?

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