Strange question this....can babies have nightmares? Last night, Earl went to bed as normal. I was expecting an unsettled night as he'd had a sleepy day. At about midnight, hubby and I were just drifting off and we heard a scream....a proper scream....so I ran in to check on him. He was still fast asleep but crying. I moved him slightly in his cot and he screamed again but at no point was he awake. I picked him up and hw was flailing about but never opened his eyes. I decided to check his nappy just in case and he finally woke up midway through the change. He had been crying and whimpering the whole time. I gave him a bottle to settle him and tucked him back into bed and he was asleep within seconds so I went back to bed. At about 2.30 the same scream so I went to check on him but this time didn't touch him. He kept stopping starting crying for about 30 minutes, then fell back quiet again, waking up for his normal night feed at 4am.....totally normal this time. I didn't sleep this whole time so I'm knackered today! He quite regularly lets out little cries or squeals in his sleep and is a fidget, but this was totally different and quite scary as obviously I couldn't soothe him while he was asleep, even when he was in my arms. Has anyone else had this? He's woken up as normal at 7.30 and has been fine all morning....currentlt having his afternoon nap. Any help anyone could give would be great.