22month old daughter waking up miserable in the mornings.

Jessica - posted on 02/10/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 22months and starting the terrible twos. She will wake up in the morning completely miserable and tired. I don't understand it. Then she has nap time around 1230 and she fights me about it when she finally does calm down and goes to sleep its 130!

Please help me!

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Danielle - posted on 02/15/2010

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My little boy has just started doing the same, he is almost 22 months and no matter how long or short he sleeps for he wakes up and starts throwing a tantrum... fake crying and screaming, i have now learnt to just ignore him and after a while he comes up to me for a cuddle and all is fine, Bizarre little people children are lol... Just ride it out hun, they all go through these phases, xx

Angela - posted on 02/12/2010

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My little girl was a great sleeper for the longest time. Then all of a sudden she started making a fuss at nap and bed time. The first thing that I noticed was that she did it more for me than for my husband. I had to go from cuddles and kisses at bed time to just going in, lying her down, turning on her music and leaving the room. I have also found with Belle that sometimes she likes to sit in her bedroom by herself, so unless she is upset I usually give her a half hour or so when she wakes up. That gives her time to decide if she wants to play or go back to sleep.

Patricia - posted on 02/10/2010

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how long does she sleep for, how is her routine before bed? if shes oversleeping she can become grumpy just as if she didn't get enough. and if you have a similar routine before every nap she'll soon adjust i found with my son (who did the same thing) the more i went in there the longer it took for him to settle because he knew mommy would give in and come back. but belive me its hard to listen to them cry and carry on so if you can tune her out and make the rest of the home quiet she won't feel that shes missing all the action. best of luck.

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