Two year old scared of his room (dead ghost cat)

So I have a two year old (3 in October) that suddenly hates his bed room. He has always liked sleeping next to someone since he was born but he will normally sleeps in his own room 5 or 6 times a weeks. However the last week he comes and sleeps with me after just being in his room for a few hours. I figured it because he's getting new teeth. Well I told him he had to sleep in his room because I don't sleep well when he is in it. He got this look of panic. So I asked him “don't you like your room anymore?” He gets the biggest sad face, head down, lip out and says “no!” I asked him why and he said "dead" very softly. I asked him what he meant and he starts telling me about a dead cat in his closet that is apparently friendly but meows really loud and it scares him. I'm at a loss on what to do. He is actually scared to be in his room. So I don’t want to dismiss him and just say “no there is no cat” but what if it is a story he’s making up. Any idea what to do?

  • Kieli
    Sep 17, 2019

    Try sleep in there with him, show him that everything is okay in there. Maybe he’s having a really realistic dream every night

  • Rebecca
    Sep 18, 2019

    i would use a magic potion( of water in a spray bottle) and spray it in his closet. Tell him something he needs to hear to calm him. Acknowledge his fears. Give him a out and do something to make it better.

  • Ganz
    Sep 19, 2019

    We went through same thing. He got his molars & also completely normal to have those fears. Validate his fears because they are very real to him. I also can’t co-sleep (so much kicking!) so we got a kid cot for him to sleep in our room if he needs us. I also started wearing earplugs when he’s in our room. It dampens sound of snoring but can still hear if he cries.