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tantrum or something else?

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lyssie29 Wed 03-Dec-14 14:00:00

Hi my daughter is 20 months old and she has woken from her nap screaming and it took 20 minutes of her rolling around on the floor to calm down. She kept either throwing out her legs or curling up into a ball sobbing. If i went near she got worse so i left her. I put on the tv and her fave show came on and now shes happily watching that. Do you think it was just a tantrum? She's done it once before and just after her nap too. I dont know if shes in some sort of pain or just in a mood because she woke up. She had tears streaming down her face she was so upset.

carolinementzer Wed 03-Dec-14 16:33:09

did she have a nightmare do you think?

Thurlow Wed 03-Dec-14 16:37:53

It seems like a lot of toddlers start to go through this phase of waking up extremely pissed off after a nap. Mine has always had good days and bad days. Quite often she'll wake up ok, but if we don't manage to do exactly what she wants within about 10 seconds of seeing her, then we're in for a good half hour of joyous tantrumming!

And most parents get through it by putting the telly on and giving them some food until they calm down and feel happy again grin

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