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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

I heard that when you insist that there is no scary things out there, she feels alone. Because she is sure of what she sees, and she needs your help, and when you keep saying that there is no scary ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

It sounds like your daughter may be experiencing night terrors: Night terrors are common in children aged between 3 and 8 years old. A child who experiences night terrors may scream, shout and thrash ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

This answer might just save your life... Get a carbon monoxide detector, make sure yours works. "ghosts" and spirits have never been real, but they were much more common before the age of ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

On a whim of the moment I helped my 3-yearold out of fear of ghosts by quickly ad lib-”befriending” the percieved ghost from my childs imagination. Like: Oh, but that is just my friend... (surprised ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

That sounds relatively normal. Note that a newborn has no concept of day and night yet - at least in the sense of what is a time for activity or sleeping. Even older babies that have good "sleeping ...
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My daugher has Nightmares but can't remember them

You may not actually be dealing with nightmares. You may be dealing with night terrors. From the NIH website (linked), night terrors are disturbed sleep, usually waking up in a terrified state. They ...
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2 month old doesn't cry in the middle of the night for food, only smacks her lips or sucks on her hand

If your daughter is gaining weight well, I would just let her self soothe back to sleep and consider it a blessing that she is able to do so. I would not wake her up to feed. I think that if she was ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

Hallucinations can have a medical cause Your description of a "black doll with no face" sounds a lot like things I see when I have an episode of sleep paralysis. People tend to hallucinate ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

This is something I and a lot of parents I know have done. Religiously every night at 10pm we would wake our young children and take them to the toilet, and then a dry night would follow. The nights ...
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Baby screams while sleeping

Perhaps this is just a difficult time and she is getting used to be separate from her mother (after all she has been with you her whole life) now she must learn to be separate. I think babies learn ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

This sounds quite normal. If you are sleeping in the same room as the baby, they can smell your lactation and in my experience then tend to wake up more and tend to be more hungry. Cosleeping also ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

Night-time dryness requires a particular hormone to be produced which slows urine production while sleeping. This isn't something you can train for. If you went to a doctor they would just tell you to ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

My son had night terrors occasionally, and would wake in great fear, screaming. Simple comfort until he was calm worked, plus open discussions about what nightmares and dreams are. It might also help ...
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Cousin (1 year and 9 months) won’t stop yelling and crying every 5 minutes during his sleep. What could be the reason?

Oof, that sounds miserable. I am not a doctor, and this is not a forum for medical advice, yet that report sounds like it may be worth talking to a doctor, if it is disruptive to normal sleep. There ...
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A three week old baby refuses to sleep in his crib

At this age, a smaller bassinet with close sides might feel more comfortable than a giant crib.
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Street noise outside a child's bedroom - studies on how much it affects the quality of sleep?

Night noise is linked to insomnia and lower sleep duration. This link is mostly supported by multiple research studies. This association was considered substantial enough for the World Health ...
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How does food influence production of urine during the night?

About one in forty children aged 7 will wet the bed at night. This website gives some information about bedwetting, including information about treatments. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bedwetting/...
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Nose Bleeds at night

I have 5 kids, my oldest is 14 my youngest is 4 years old, and every time they woke up with a nose bleed I knew that there air ways were dry. The results of the allergy treatment Exedra. I give ...
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My 9 month old's sleep schedule gets mixed up

White noise machines are great, but in my experience the ROUTINE is what will make the difference. You say he goes to bed at different times every night; that makes a routine very hard for him to get ...
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My 9 month old's sleep schedule gets mixed up

We found a cradle swing extremely useful with both of ours, when they were overtired and really needed to sleep but couldn't get off to sleep. White noise + swinging motion + dim moving lights + ...
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Very Concerning Sleeping Cycle

My wife and I went through Night Terrors when our daughter was around your son's age. She would wake up screaming, hands balled in fists and shaking as though she saw something absolutely horrific. ...
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Five year old wets through night pullup

We had the same problem with my daughter, and what we ended up doing was a diaper change shortly before we went to bed. We did it right where she was sleeping to minimize the disturbance. Of course, ...
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Im scared at night!

I am in my 50s, and sometimes I struggle with the same thing! Some things I find helpful: Leaving a light on in the next room Running a fan Sitting up and reading until I am really sleepy Music or ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

First I want to say, although it may be "normal", what you are going through is hard. Every baby is different, some babies sleep all the time and others are a little more... vocal. Your baby is still ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

There may be a simple reason for the fear, something misinterpreted in the world outside. Mine was a terror of giants . It turned out to be the farm workers who walked on stilts tending to the hop ...
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How do I help my 3 year old daughter who is terrified of what I believe is a ghost?

Not really an complete answer, but wanted to add it as some experience: When I was small, sometimes I saw a big spider move in the corner of my eye, in my bed. Scared the living *** out of me. My dad ...
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8-month-old wants to eat in the night but won't take milk

For all three of ours we gave them a bottle of formula last thing at night so that I could help with feeding and give my wife a rest. A nice side effect of formula is that it takes a lot longer to ...
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