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Do your children cry when they wake up?

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LittleMilla Mon 18-Feb-13 20:41:11

Ds is 21 mo and nearly always cries when he wakes up. It's always worse when he wakes up too early and won't go back to sleep. Less so when he gets to 7am like this morning tho.

Had sis in law to stay his weekend who has commented how "sad" he seems. Granted, they had to listen to him at 5.30am having a massive whinge. But as much as I hate her commenting, I'm wondering if we've become desensitised??

Is this normal?

Ridersofthestorm Sat 23-Feb-13 21:47:50

My 8mo ds will whinge when he wakes up in the night and then cry really loudly once I enter the room. I am still feeding of a night so he screams untIl he gets his milk haha bless him. Sometimes he will wake up crying because he just wants a cuddle of his mummy or daddy.

Jojay Sat 23-Feb-13 21:54:34

My twins are 19 months. DTD lies in her cot and coos prettily when she wakes. DTS screams the house down.

He is much needier generally and would probably prefer to co sleep, as he does wake up happy if I'm right there.

My older kids were happy wakers generally.

Goldmandra Sat 23-Feb-13 22:16:54

My friend's DD always cried heartily on waking. She is and always has been a happy child but is still at the age of 11 a mardy little madam when she first wakes up, whether that is from a daytime doze of first thing in the morning.

Her grandmother always swore that she needed a snack but TBH having one didn't seem to make a difference to the time she took to come out of it.

I think some children wake happy and others wake tearful because that is their natural state.

Purplecatti Sat 23-Feb-13 22:29:53

Depends if she's hungry.... (16 weeks)
If she's hungry I get wailing. If she's just done with sleeping it's epic amounts of talking and big beaming smiles if its wakey time (7am or later) and i stick my head over the cot to say hello

lynniep Sat 23-Feb-13 22:41:10

I had forgotten until I saw this but my ds2 always crying when he woke up. until at least 2. probably older but I'm racking my brains now trying to remember when he stopped. I think it probably coincided with his sleeping through, which was about 2:5. my ds1 is nearly 6 and still shouts for daddy every morning on waking, although he doesnt cry. drives me mad as he wakes up his brother!

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 23-Feb-13 22:54:51

DS has always woken up happy - bugger to get to sleep, but even when he ended up crying himself to sleep because he was so overtired he always woke up a ray of sunshine.

DD (2.9) goes to sleep beautifully - tells us when she's tired (usually between 1900 and 1930) and goes to bed and straight to sleep. Then no matter how much sleep she's had wakes up grumpy and whingy, usually until she's had something to eat and drink but it's often a painful process.

I think some small people just aren't Morning People...

MajaBiene Sat 23-Feb-13 22:58:28

DS used to until he was about 2 - well, he would if he woke up in the night, not sure about the morning. Now he just calls "MummEE come HERE"

BeaWheesht Sat 23-Feb-13 23:08:14

Dd doesn't usually - she's 2 but even as a newborn she just used to lie there wriggling until I woke up if she wanted a feed. It's very strange because during the day she is absolutely not the type to wait for anything.

Ds went through a phase of waking up crying at about 2-3. I think it was because he woke up, realised he'd (finally) fallen asleep and was totally pissed off about it!

TwelveLeggedWalk Sat 23-Feb-13 23:11:36

Same as jojay, twins (16mo), dd wakes and chats, DS wakes and yells. Frankly thank god for the yeller - the other week we were at a friends house and they fell asleep in their sitting room, we nipped to the kitchen for tea and a natter, thinking we'd hear them as soon as they woke. Dd woke first, climbed their tv cabinet... Fortunately alerted by her brother who woke and screamed. Shiver every time I think about it!

montmartre Sat 23-Feb-13 23:23:13

Eldest woke up screaming until almost 4yo! blush

Youngest never ever did... often giggles in his sleep, wakes up smiling, always.

All children are different.

mrsXsweet Sun 24-Feb-13 20:10:00

Dd (3 yrs) still wakes up crying now. It is bad in the morning but if she falls asleep during the day it is hell, she is such hard work for about 45 mins. She actually is pretty terrible at anything sleep related and still wakes fairly regularly in the night.
She is currently refusing to go to sleep until Daddy reads her 4 stories, unfortunately Daddy is out and not due back until 10.30! I hope she gives up soon, I want to watch Glee!!!!!

MamaBear17 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:14:42

My dd is a crier too. I go in and bring her into bed with me (unless the dreaded work alarm has gone off!) give her some milk and then she usually goes back to sleep. Then when she wakes up properly I get the chatter!

LittleMilla Sun 24-Feb-13 21:25:24

Thanks all for replies. Wiiiiish that DS would go back to sleep once he comes in to our bed. Had guests again this weekend and AGAIN he did a 5:25am and 5:55am wake up, so odd. Last week he then proceeded to sleep beautifully in the week, sod.

Worried about waking our guests and so brought him in our bed sharpish, then spent an hour telling him to lie down, sleepy time etc. Once warmed up he started singing "wheeeeels on the bussshhhhhh"

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