My son is grouchy when he wakes up

@DeenaD (2688)
United States
March 17, 2007 10:21am CST
He's one and a half, and whenever he wakes up, whether it's in the morning or after a nap, he's cranky and grouchy for at least 30 minutes. I don't remember any of my other children being this way. Any body have a baby like this?
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• United States
17 Mar 07
My daughter was like that too and she will just cry for no reason after waking up and so cranky. So what I did it so turn on soft or instrumental music minutes before I know she will wake up. Or I tell her, goodmorning, or did you have a good nap. Sometimes, I put her favorite books or toys in her bed so that is the first time she sees if am not there. After that, I had no more problem.
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Good idea, I will try doing that. Thanks for the reply.
• United States
17 Mar 07
my son is 17 months and sometimes wakes up like this also. it is so annoying to me, but i have to deal with it. thank goodness its not every single time he wakes up. i bring him out and let him scream and cry and get it all out but i ignore him. i know hes doing it, but i dont try to baby him. i dont want to make him think that this is ok to do. after a few minutes, he stops and calms down. there have been a couple of time where he just wont stop, so i put him back in his room for a minute or two. once he has screamed his head off in there, then he calms down realzing that he had it good out of his room.
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Everyone here seems to be saying the same thing - be patient with them until they fully wake up. Thanks for the reply.
@Joslyn77 (374)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Yes, I have two children that have been like that. Not moring people. As they got older the moodiness only last for about half that time. They are 9 and 11. I was blessed with one child who waked up with a smile on his face. He's also very talkitive and gets his feelings hurt when his older brother tells him to be quite in the morning. I am always reminding him that his brother needs to wake up first. He just looks at me and says "but he is awake".
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
24 Mar 07
It sounds like a matter of differing personalities. I hope the moodiness gets shorter still as they get older.
@weemam (13377)
17 Mar 07
I don't think it has anything to do with age really, I have 3 sons now aged 44,41 and 26 and they are all so different , my youngest son is always a wee bit grumpy in the morning , I just leave him to waken up before I start a conversation with him, he is a lovely guy with a brilliant sense of humour , just not a morning person xx
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Thanks for your response. So in your son's case, the morning grumpiness was a matter of personality, rather than a childhood phase?
• Canada
7 Apr 07
One of my older children is like this , she is ok if she wakes up on her own but if you have to wake her up then she is so cranky . She was like this even as a baby and I always hoped she would outgrow it lol . I lucked out with my other children as they are generally happy when they wake up , it takes a few minutes for the little one's to fully wake up but they are not cranky just still half asleep :)