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  5. my eight month old has nightmares almost every night and it's very frequent each night. She sounds irritated or afraid. she would whine or wail awhile, rubs her eyes, toss and turn, arms will be flailing as though she is irritated. i pat her and she calms
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my eight month old has nightmares almost every night and it's very frequent each night. She sounds irritated or afraid. she would whine or wail awhile, rubs her eyes, toss and turn, arms will be flailing as though she is irritated. i pat her and she calms

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, It's hard to say if it is nightmares causing her to wake. Generally at this age babies will wake a few times each night and ideally, resettle themselves back to sleep. If she needs you to help her go to sleep by feeding, patting, cuddling then when she wakes overnight she's going to need the same help. Check to see if she's growing as she needs to and is having enough milk and solid feeds through the day to support her to sleep through the night. A check with your child health nurse would be a good idea. Cheers Jane
Answered: 25 Oct 2017