12 Mar 2024

At what age do nightmares start?

As frightening for you as for your child, nightmares make their first appearance around the age of 1.

  • Wolves, dragons, witches and other terrifying monsters haunt your child's nights.
  • Before the age of 4, your child will need your reassuring presence to help him distinguish between dreams and reality.
  • Stay calm and don't deny his fears.
  • To calm him down, you can show him that he is well protected by checking with him that the doors are closed or that no monster is hiding under his bed.
  • Don't worry, the bad dream period never lasts very long.