My 5 year old son suffers from terrible nightmares. Some nights he simply comes into our room and gets into bed but some nights he is so scared he is almost having a panic attack. I have tried many things with him talking through what it is that scares him, searching his room to reassure him there is nothing scary there and even singing him back to sleep but unfortunately he still wakes every night scared. Yesterday he had a very good idea all of his own to make a ‘potion’ to stop his scary thoughts. He started mixing all the drinks we had in the house and squeezed an orange in as well. Unfortunately it didn’t work and he says he needs a ‘proper potion’. I have told him I am going to look around the shops to see if I can find one. I am going to go to the health shop in town this week to see what ‘potion’ things I  can find. I did see a while ago they had some apple juice crystals so I will look out for these and maybe even make a ‘good night’s sleep’ label for it. I’m hoping that if he thinks this is a real drink that will stop him being scared at night that his mind will relax and it might actually work. I will try this out over the weekend and share the results next week. Fingers crossed for a more relaxed bedtime in this house as of the weekend.



I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

2 thoughts on “Nightmares

  1. Your poor little guy (not to mention his poor parents)! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you all that you’ll indeed find a “proper” potion that will help him sleep better.

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