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#1 TheHappyMudLark

Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:06 PM

Hi,

My 15-month old DD2 always wakes up grumpy, crying, sobbing etc.  She has plenty of sleep (2 x 1.5hr naps in the day and 10.5-11.5 hrs overnight) and generally goes to sleep without a fuss, but she always wakes up miserable.  I should add that once I go into her and pick her up she snaps out of it pretty quickly.  I was told by a sleep doctor that once kids are getting enough sleep they will start to wake up happy, but I'm wondering when this will happen?  DD1 was definately waking up happy (babbling away in her cot) by this age, despite the fact that she was well and truly down to one nap at the same age and only slept for around 10hrs overnight and so was getting much less sleep in a 24hr period.

I guess its just her personality, or maybe a habit that needs to be broken somehow.  Anyone else in the same boat wtih their toddler?

Edited by TheHappyMudLark, 09 December 2007 - 01:07 PM.


#2 ~cackleberry~

Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:12 PM

My DD went through a stage like this also.  I think was around the same age as your DD as well.  I wondered why she did this and whether she was ready to wake up, but like your DD, my DD was getting two sleeps during the day and one big sleep at night too.  She is much better now, wakes up calling out 'Baaaahhhhhhh' (whatever that means, lol) and chatting.  Hopefully it's just a stage your DD is going through atm and she wakes up chatting and happy soon.

#3 Lees75

Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:19 PM

My daughter also wakes up grumpy, even if she has had a 2-3 hour nap.  She just basically needs a little cuddle.  Mum said I was exactly the same original.gif

#4 lady*of*thelake

Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:01 PM

My DD has ALWAYS woken up grumpy....since about 4 months I have been waiting for her to wake up and start chatting to herself and talking, but nup. She has really good sleeps at night and x 2 during the day, but still does not wake up happy.

She takes ages to wake up and is groggy for a while too - but that is me all over so I suspect it is hereditary!

#5 kirstyannb

Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:43 AM

My DS often wakes up grumpy except it is often, but not always because he needs more sleep. He is a little better with day sleeps now though.

What I did was instead of pick him up straight away I would go into his room and leave him in the cot while I chatted to him or played. He has 2 soft toys in there which we would play with for a few minutes. I would say about half the time he will now play with these for a few minutes before the screams start.

If I can't get to the room straight away I also call out to him which doesn't buy a lot of time but it does change his tune.

Sometimes though he takes a little longer to wake up - just like his dad  blink.gif

#6 Kay1

Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:52 AM

DS (2) has always woken up grumpy!! I used to think it was because he only ever slept 45 mins at a time during the day and was still tired (which I'm sure he was) but for the last few months (since his reflux finally resolved) he has been sleeping 2 hours during the day and he still wakes up grumpy unsure.gif . It takes about 30 minutes of crying, cuddling, distraction, reading stories etc for him to 'come round'. Sometimes I have to resort to the tv. He is usually grumpy in the morning too but he snaps out of if as soon as I get him up.

#7 Guest_tashmlgn_*

Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:53 AM

DS comes crying (angry type cry) looking for me when I get up before him, but is happy if he wakes up & I am still beside him in bed.




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