Question: Our almost 6 year old daughter goes through “phases” where she will cry and talk in her sleep. She seems to be more “sad crying” like when they get their feelings hurt than scared crying.
This might happen once a night or 4 times a night. It never lasts for very long (a few minutes) and comforting her does help. This may go on for 2-3 weeks at a time and then not happen for 6 months. Right now we are in the 2nd week of it this time and I was up with her at 10:30, 1:00, 3:00, and 4:30 last night. Now tonight she might not do it at all or 1 time or it might be 4 times again. You never know. She does not seem to be awake and says crazy stuff like “It’s January, not March” when I ask her what’s wrong. (Trust me kid, I wish it was Spring too but I am not crying in my sleep about it.) She has no memory of it the next morning.