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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada
Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I and my partner believe our 1 and 1/2 year old son has

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I and my partner believe our 1 and 1/2 year old son has night terrors. We have weaned him off night feeds although I still allow him to breastfeed during the day and he is a very loud, energetic and happy baby until sleep time. He wakes one hour into sleep blood curdling screaming, thrashing, rolling sometimes sitting up and we can not console him, it can go on for half an hour and then he just crashes. He can go from screaming to silent and asleep in a second. This happens three times a night and we are all very tired and stressed. What can we do to help? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Sorry about this issue. Please try feeding him well before sleep with dish rich in fats like butter or oil. This will help for better sleep. Also please avoid boisterous play or activity couple of hours before bedtime, so that he is not too much tired.

As long as he ultimately goes to sleep he is normal and this will be a passing phase. Melatonin, a natural sleep hormone of our brain can also be used as medicine (OTC) if required, after consulting your pediatrician.

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