My youngest is almost 4 and is suffering roughly once a week, during the night, screaming, kicking, thrashing and utterly inconsolable. He has no memory of it the next day but is raising the household (and probably the neighbours). He cannot bear any physical contact during these episodes and appears not to hear us speaking to him. Our only option seems to be to wait it out and make sure he doesn't hurt himself.
I think this is known as night terrors. Does anyone have any experience of this? I'd welcome advice on how to avoid it and how to deal with it when it happens.
I'm feeling concerned about leaving him with a babysitter.