Z is afraid of the dark...well his room

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MrsRiggert's picture
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Z is afraid of the dark...well his room

Zayne all of a sudden has this INTENSE fear of his room at night. He SCREAMS bloody murder when we put him to bed, saying the monster or ghost is in there. He had a night light but I thought maybe the shadows it created scared him so I took it out, not better. (should I put it back in?) We used to have a bedtime routine of book, prayers, and daddy sings to him then we'd shut the door and Z would play a little before falling asleep. Then, when this started, we had to add "Go away monster" to his bed routine and he was fine. NOW, Jared has to sing Z to sleep...if he's awake when Jared leaves the room he screams. Last night, as soon as Jared left Z's room Z woke up and started screaming again. I ended up rocking him to sleep in the recliner and when he was OUT we laid him back down. At some point in the night though he was in our bed (he's also been coming down to our bed EVERY NIGHT since this started).

Lexi never went through this "monster/ghost/dark" fear so I'm not really sure what to do about it. Any suggestions????

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Joined: 04/15/10
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Joshua has to sleep with a night light on in his room and a flashlight in his bed as well as all the freaken stuff toys he can find. He says b/c the monsters wont get him with all his "friends" and his special "lash light".

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Joined: 12/08/07
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Everett has issues with night, he was raised in a dark room until he hit 2 years old then suddenly he "didn't like his room" anymore. He slept with a lamp in his room. I just bought a think that makes the lamp fade to very low.

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Last night we played in Zayne's room with his turtle star thing with the light on and off, then we went through our usual sleep routine, and left Zayne with his turtle he lasted a whole 45 seconds before screaming. Jared ended up laying in his bed with him until he fell asleep (actually Jared fell asleep too and I went to wake him up). Maybe tonight will be better!