How to cope with Nora having a really bad nightmare.
She couldn't stop crying, was in complete hysterics. Wouldn't be put down. Couldn't just sit quietly on our bed with us. Tried the TV, which we thought becasuse she never watches it, would stun her enough to get her out of it - but no, not even Bagpuss could help.
Enter the world of the Boobahs website. That psychedelic amazing baby friendly nonsense was the only thing that calmed her down for about twenty minutes. Then she began to cry out of tiredness - it was very different and not as heartwrenching.
It is interesting though that the TV which is a fundamentally push mechanism did not calm her down, but the interactive thing did. She having never watched TV but been randomly aware of the internet (we play with the Boobahs site about once every couple of weeks for about twenty minutes) and the computer (oh she loves the keyboard, the wee minx), seems to think the TV is extremely boring.
Anyway - interesting in itself but absolutely horrible for nora. It was grim. God only knows what she had dreamt. Maybe we left her and didn't pick her up, or something - maybe she bashed her head. What on earth do babies have nightmares about?
I know what I have nightmares about when it comes to babies, but I woudn't wish to divulge the content since they tend toward the terrifying.