How can I stop the bad dreams?


It’s 2.25am I’m sitting on the couch because I’ve just been woken up by the little one screaming her heart out.

She was sleeping peacefully then boom.

I don’t know why?

She seems to be in pain but nothing is hurting her.

This is happening a lot and all I can think is that she is having nightmares.

She’s not even 18 months yet.

What could she possibly be dreaming that could upset her so much?

This is killing me, it is the one thing that I cannot protect her from. Everytime she has a bad dream it breaks my heart that I can’t do anything to stop it.

I feel utterly powerless.

I wish I could make them go away but all I can do is sit on the sideline and watch.

I need to try and do something.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    When my son had nightmares, I found that cutting out all activity a few hours before bed helped. Unfortunately, nightmares seem part of life..especially at that age. Everything they see and hear takes on a life of their own. When my son got older (around 8-10) he used to sleepwalk and act out his dreams. He was a very stressed out kid.


  2. Jo Price says:

    They go through a period of this. It sucks or them and you, but it really will pass. So very sorry to read that. Been there. Done that. Hated it. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Colin says:

      Thanks its not easy


      1. Jo Price says:

        I know honey. 😦

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Poor girl! My daughter had night terrors, just waking up screaming. But she usually didn’t remember the dream and they thankfully, they eventually go away. So sorry you all have to go through it though.

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    1. Colin says:

      It’s not much fun. The worst part is she can’t tell me what’s wrong and there is bugger all I can do about it


      1. Seems to be a lot of that in parenting unfortunately…


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