My baby is safe but keeps giving me nightmares.
April 19, 2012 9:52 AM Subscribe
Every night I dream my newborn baby is in bed with me and is in danger of being crushed or suffocated in the blankets. How do I stop these awful dreams?
posted by CrazyLemonade to Grab Bag (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a 6 week old baby. From the first night home from the hospital I've been dreaming about having my baby in my bed, and I can't find him among the blankets and pillows and I wake up freaked out and sweating, or freaked out and poking some random body part of my husband next to me that I "thought" was the baby. One time I even dreamed I found the baby in my bed and thought about putting him back in his crib but I wondered about how to do it without waking the baby already in the crib (yep, there were two of my baby in the dream).
I never bring baby into bed with me at night (he sleeps a step away from my bed on a portable crib), so when fully conscious I know that my dream is just a nightmare and not really a possibility, but I hate that this has been haunting me EVERY NIGHT for the last 6 weeks.
How do I get rid of these dreams so I can have a good night's sleep?