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My 15 month old is scared alleybow 3 kids; Lakewood, 1170 posts
28th Apr '10

Now, I remember my other two kids getting scared of the dark at around 2 and a half or 3 and running up the basement stairs or darkened rooms, afraid of something "getting them," but a 15 month old? This can't be normal. If we are in the house day or night, and all is quiet, if the floor creeks he runs to me looking behind him as if he thought he was being chased. He grabs onto us for dear life after a light is shut off. He has never been in any situations that would cause such a fear of noises and the dark. This is soooo weird! Anybody else have a toddler this young that behaves this way? He acts like he's seen a ghost sometimes!

Taiter Tot's Mama *HOAR* TTA since Jul 2010; 81 kids; San Jose, California 31825 posts
28th Apr '10

Please dont bite my head off, but this is a sincere question:



Did you use sleep training like CIO at night?

Maxim's Momma Due January 16; 1 child; Fort Collins, Colorado 9947 posts
28th Apr '10

Xavier did the same thing when he was 15/16 months! He wasn't actually afraid of the dark, just acting that way because of seeing Olivia do it. We ran into a dark room and he was like "Raaaaaaah" (his monster noises). He was only like that for a week or two and now he's just normal again. I really think he was copying her. Dad was like, "TURN THE LIGHT ON! HE'S SCARED!" But I just sat with him in the dark and told him it wasn't scary. He got over it pretty quickly.

Doodlebuggy 3 kids; Franklin, New Hampshire 14925 posts
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