Question by  floresja (33)

Why is my toddler waking up screaming?


Answer by  Rose (6804)

There are many things that can cause a toddler to wake up screaming. The most common being nightmares. Try and reassure your child that nightmares are not real and you are there to protect them. Ear infections and or waking up and not knowing where they are would be other causes.


Answer by  totallykim (167)

First you need to check and see if there are any medical issues, are they teething? Do they have an ear infection? Night terrors also begin around this age.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

This is usually caused by nightmares. If your child may be having night mares, ask them what they see, or hear, or are scared of when they first wake up. Toddlers have no concept of dreams, but can elucidate what they are afraid of.


Answer by  jennifercrowe84 (202)

TZhe child could be having nightmares and it scares the child so bad he wakes up screaming. The child could also be going through a growth speart and that is painful in the legs and it can cause the child to scream as well.

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