Lottie Ryan opens up about son’s “distressing” night terrors


Lottie Ryan has gotten real about parenting, from giving birth to dealing with a toddler.

She has opened up about things that all first-time mums might be struggling with in her new podcast with Jennifer Zamparelli.

The Dancing with the Stars champ has now shared that her son Wolf has developed a “terrifying” habit.

She explained that her tot suffers from night terrors. How heartbreaking.


“Wolf is doing this thing called night terrors and it is terrifying. I never knew that this was a thing until it happened to me. I freaked out and I had to learn it’s a thing,” she told Jennifer.

“He started waking up in the middle of the night, and he’d be asleep. so his eyes are still shut, but he is screaming, and he is not a baby who screams.”

She admitted that she even broke down in tears at the sight as it is so distressing.

“It started a couple of weeks ago, and I would take him out of the bed,” she explained.

Lottie Ryan
Pic: Lottie Ryan/Instagram

“I’ll walk around the sitting room with him. It’s actually very distressing. I’ve cried a couple of times, because I don’t know how to help him. He won’t wake up. He’s crying and there’s tears coming down his face, but he won’t wake up. He’s still asleep.

“He’s a bigger boy than he was a few months ago, so I give him to Fabio. Fabio will try and walk around with him for a while.

“After about 20 to 30 minutes he will just quieten down and get on with his sleep, leaving myself and poor Fabio traumatised.

“He wakes up the next morning none the wiser.”

Pic: Evan Doherty

She went on to say that she brought him to the doctor for a solution, however, the doctor reassured her that everything was normal.

“When I brought Wolf to the doctor over the night terrors, because I was terrified myself and I wanted to know what the hell was going on.

“The doctors said to me it’s actually very common in babies because they go through these leaps where their brain just grows and they’re discovering so many new things.

“There’s so much going on in their brain and they’re taking it all in. Sometimes these growth spurts run into one another and it’s like the brain can’t figure out how to turn off when they go asleep.”

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