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knat Sat 28-May-05 20:52:40

My 19 month old goes through phases of when waking from her daytime nap crying. This can vary from just the odd whinging to full screaming and getting distressed for upto half an hour or more. Eventually settles when find right distraction. Anyone else experienced the same? It doesn't seem to matter length of sleep had and appears to be no obvious pattern

wheresmyfroggy Sat 28-May-05 21:02:23

DD has been similar recently, and is the same age.
We thought it might be linked to the arrival of dd2 but if you have had the same experience maybe it is something different

Sorry to not be much help but reassuring to know it's not just you

Distracted Sat 28-May-05 21:07:16

Absolutely - my dd used to do exactly this. She's 3 now & doesn't generally sleep during the day but sometimes will fall asleep on a car journey and the same thing can still happen. We got back from somewhere the other week and she had slept in the car and when we got in she just started whinging and this turned to crying & throwing a mini tantrum. I don't know what it is, but she obviously just wakes up feeling terrible.

I do remember that when she started doing this at a young age when she couldn't talk much & tell me what was wrong I sometimes panicked that she was in pain. However, if I turned Tellytubbies on it would just stop, so that was a pretty good guage Like you say it's just finding the right distraction.

zaphod Sat 28-May-05 21:07:49

Ds, now 22 months is the same. On and off for the last few months he will wake and cry for up to half an hour for no apparent reason. Dd was like that too, and she eventually grew out of it.

trefusis Sat 28-May-05 21:43:32

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knat Sun 29-May-05 20:43:48

Well fingers crossed it won't last too long!! Nice to know it's not just me.

DD doesn't verbally communicate lots = she makes lots of sounds and babbles and points avidly but not many words as yet - which again makes it difficult and as Distracted says youwonder if she is in pain especially as she is still teething. Thanks for the replies

Klara Wed 01-Jun-05 14:17:36

yes, we have this too. To be honest - if I ever am lucky enough to get an afternoon nap - I also feel like crying when i wake up

lapsedrunner Wed 01-Jun-05 14:26:16

DS (2.8) did this (and still does sometimes). Best cure I have found is to put a video/DVD on!

desperatehousewife Wed 01-Jun-05 14:27:04

mine has always done it. Stopped in the mornings at about 2. Still hollers though if we have to wake him up and he's now 3.

Nemo1977 Wed 01-Jun-05 14:43:10

my ds is 19mths and does the same. No idea why as he wakes from night time sleep in a lovely mood but nap usually requires waking with a moan..lol

qsack Thu 02-Jun-05 21:04:54

DS1 22mths. does the same, he seems to be better if he's had a nice long lunchtime sleep. sometimes if i spend a bit of time with him in his room looking at books or something it distracts him and he comes downstairs in an ok mood, sometimes he's fine straight away , others, he's inconsolable. DVD always works though or taking him straight out to see the ducks or something!! with 6wk old DS2 though the DVD player and CBeebies have become my best friends!

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