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14 mo startling in sleep

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zombiemeow Wed 10-Feb-16 20:57:42

My 14 mo ds has always been a crap sleeper.

He woke up a while ago and wouldn't settle, which usually happens. I picked him up and was holding him and he kept startling (think that's what it's called? His arms were flying out) every few seconds and went on for quite a while. I managed to get him to sleep, although still startling.

When I put him down he startled again and woke himself up.

I haven't noticed him doing that before. Is it normal? Or should I be worried?

AlwaysDancing1234 Thu 11-Feb-16 19:40:00

My DD was doing this recently, due to pain from teething.
My DS used to have night terrors where he'd have a bad dream and flail around in his sleep. Alarming to watch but all 'normal' and he outgrew it white quickly.

zombiemeow Fri 12-Feb-16 06:50:23

thanks Always. Teething would make sense, he woke up with cheeks that were so red sad

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 12-Feb-16 09:33:03

Aw poor little guy. DD was awake half the night through teething, bit snotty with it as well. I know some kids cut teeth without fuss by mine both really struggle with it sad
Here's hoping for a better day/night!

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 12-Feb-16 09:34:14

I meant to say it's worth checking with HV/GP though especially if he has a temperature

zombiemeow Fri 12-Feb-16 18:52:48

No temp and last night was better smile he's up a lot in the night but I'd never seen him do that before.

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