At this stage, fear is a normal part of your little one's development. Nearly all children go through a phase of being afraid of darkness or feeling scared when looking at their own shadow. It is usually seen in children around 2 to 3 years old, and can last till the time they are around 5 years old.
What you need to know
Fear develops when your little bundle of joy is old enough to have some imagination but is not yet old enough to distinguish between fantasy and reality. He has a very active imagination now, and will be influenced by many things he sees on television or things that he hears throughout the day. Even though you give him a calming and pleasant bedtime routine, there will be many distractions that keeps his tiny mind busy and active in the darkness. There could be times when he suddenly sees a shadow in the darkness and relate it to a witch he saw in the cartoon.
What you can do