Maya has some of the most crazy nightmares. Sometimes, I cant wake her up. She gets so deeply intertwined with them that she wont wake, no matter how many times I say her name, kiss her cheek, or hold her upright. Finally, I went out and bought a dreamcatcher. I wanted to buy two, but the ones made by the Apache woman that I wanted, were sold out. She is currently in the process of making more, so I bought a Lakota one to tide me over. It's pretty, just not what I had in mind. (They have no Cherokee ones, which I would like for family background reasons, but the Apache ones are breathtaking.) I havent decided if I will put it over the crib where they nap, or if I will hang it over Maya's bed, and just hold off on having one over Bobby's bed, until the Apache ones arrive. At that point, I'll put the Lakota one over the crib, and the Apache ones over their beds.
I hesitate to say, but perhaps Maya is a bit more on the "sensitive" end of the scale. Bobby may be also. In fact, I think all children have deeper sensitivities because they are closer to the Divine. But I dont want her having nightmares. I bought a Mayan smudge stick as well; I figure it cant hurt to smudge out the stagnant energy. There is already a picture of the Blessed Mother and Christ-child over their beds, along with a cross, so now we will add the dreamcatcher, and hope for the best!
(Not sure the significance of dreamcatchers, click here)
I have a dreamcatcher too! Please post the pics of the one you got, I like mine because it's simple and not very big...I never found a second one I like so I'm really curious about yours! I hope it'll help Maya!
i'd love to see pictures of them too. i used to have a beautiful dreamcatcher in college. i have some doozies for bad dreams. i had really never considered babies could have dreams, good or bad. but now that i think about it, sometimes i have seen naomi smile a little, quickly, in her sleep. how sweet to think she is dreaming! poor little maya, i hope she has some good dreams tonight.
Jess had night terrors when she was little. They were horrible - screaming, crying, fighting. With night terrors, you aren't supposed to wake the child so all I could do was hold her. Heartwrenching! I hope the dreamcatcher helps Maya.
I pray that it helps. I can't imagaine what a sweet little baby girl would be dreaming about that isn't happy :(
WC had night terrors for a while. It was scary. He still sometimes has some. But we would try everything to wake him to "snap him out of it" until we learned that would prolong it. So we just had to sit there and make sure he didnt hurt himself until he settled back down or woke on his own. He was older than Maya when it started. I didnt realize they could have them at her age. Hope the dreamcatcher helps. I should get one for the boys room.
I had some VERY intense and frightening dreams when I was expecting my oldest son. A friend of mine made me a dream catcher one day (I watched her do it); and all the nightmares stopped. After he was born and my dreams normalized again, I hung it over his crib and he has had it over his bed ever since. It's been there for 10 years now and I have never once heard him complain about a nightmare. I hope this helps your little ones have peaceful sleep. :)
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