Nate has woken up twice in the past week around 4am just wailing in his crib. It's not like him. He has finally started sleeping through the night in the last few (maybe three) months. But when he would wake up it was always just a little fussing. This is full on screaming. When I go into his room he is standing up in his crib (which he never does otherwise) and just looks terrified. I pick him up, rock him, and sing to him. He usually calms down but when I try to lay him back down he starts screaming again.
I think he is starting to have nightmares. He does have a nightlight in his room, but it's not very bright so I am thinking about putting another one in there. I just feel so bad for the little guy. He looks so scared. :(
What do toddlers have bad dreams about anyway? I can only assume for Nate that it's some alternate reality where they have completely run out of cheese....
Anyone else having problems? I know it isn't night terrors because he is totally awake when I go in there, so that's a good sign at least.