Sleeping can be a very scary experience for a toddler, a toddler, that what children experience every day when you sleep them! The impressions that a child has are many times greater than with adult people because we have seen everything once!
You can see it that way; As an adult you put the daily experience into a dream storage cupboard. You already had this experience years ago in your toddler / toddler time! But for a toddler this is just the beginning - it's the first time; the storage cupboard still has to be made.
In addition, children often remained birth pains, past life experiences, and so on. You can attribute intense emotions and feelings that they project and especially to themselves.
You can help children well with their nightmares. Both in preparing for the night, in the night itself, but also during the day when processing the images. It is precisely by making contact during the day with the (energies / experiences) of the images from the night that there is a connection between that of which the child is aware and that of which the child is not aware, also called the unconscious and conscious.
In addition, children dream much more intensively because they are much more open than we adults. You can also think of more colorful dreams. And of course over-tiredness, ADHD, New Age children and so on. Making friends and adapting to human life is a challenge, especially for young children. Children mirror a lot on animals and on objects that suddenly have the characteristics of father, mother, teacher, master, neighbor, sisters, brothers and so on. From the age of 3 to 6 years old, children dream intensively exceptions.
Try to comfort your child in their own bed and then without turning on the light! Give your child the confidence that it is safe in its own bed and that it can sleep again; do not get your child out of bed !.
Provide a quiet and dark bedroom, leave a night light on if necessary.
A bedroom with many noises or shadows causes scary dreams, think of a draft strip when the wind has free play.
So you can also think of shadows on the wall, teddy bear shadow can be very scary for a child! It is better to remove or move the hug before going to sleep.
Talk about it, "Make it negotiable," take it seriously, but don't make it bigger than it is !. It is not something to be afraid of, it is not strange, it is not strange and so on. So don't make it a Big Deal!
Also talk about nice dreams.
Give your child a kind of protector / talisman / helper and so on with which it can make contact before going to sleep and therefore also unknowingly present as a protector in sleep.
"After waking up your child, beat the scary dream together in a fun way".
Tell your child that everyone dreams, including yourself; and how you experience this, do it and so on.
Make a dream bullet journal together.
Doing yoga together, children using meditation, precious stones, minerals as protector.
Try to prevent and limit family stress as much as possible.
Find the meaning of the child's dreams together.
Tell them that you had a bad dream yourself. In this way your child learns that dreaming is normal and that it is not the only one who has bad dreams.
Don't let your child look at a screen before bedtime. A TV or computer in the bedroom is therefore not recommended.
Do not give your child a heavy meal just before going to sleep. But don't let it go to bed hungry either.
Clean up the negative energy in the house / bedroom !. By depositing precious stones, minerals and / or burning sage (Ask a specialist to help you with this).
If the dream gets worse and / or it is very intensive, take steps towards a specialist and / or children's coach.