My daughter is 20 months old now and she has started throwing tantrums after naptime. I don’t know why this has started but it is just another joy of parenthood, I guess. She does it every single time she wakes up from her nap but when she wakes up in the morning, she is happy as can be. I’ve looked online and apparently, this is pretty common but not something a lot of people warn you about.
A lot of people have different methods for dealing with tantrums after naptime. Some things have worked for me and some haven’t. I tried ignoring her and just letting her throw a fit but it would go on for almost an hour! She has also started hitting herself when she is upset so I have to calm her down so she doesn’t hurt herself. I still struggle with this issue but here are some things that you can try and see if they help calm your toddler if they throw tantrums after naptime. [Read more…]