My son is 16 months old and he wakes up cranky from him naps every day. He is still taking two naps a day and it is glorious but the second he is up the whole house knows it because he is such a grump.
If you are like me, you complain in your head something that goes like this, “why does he always wake up cranky?! Why can’t he just be in a good mood?”
It may also sound something like this, “ugggghhhhh…..can’t that kid stop whining?!?”
I started wondering why this is an every day occurance and asked our pediatrician what his problem was…in nicer terms of course. And guess what?! It comes down to one simple thing….
He wakes up hungry and his blood sugar is a little low from not eating while he was sleeping. So he is hungry! That’s it!
So now I give him a snack, after a few snuggles of course, right after he wakes up and he is back to his happy, smiley self right away!
For us, the best snack to give him are the Gerber® Lil’ BeaniesTM. They are baked and made with navy beans. So they are a healthy treat for the little ones! My son loves the white cheddar and broccoli flavor as his “after-nap” snack.
The best place to pick up this yummy snack is at Publix. First of all, we just love shopping there, but secondly they always have Gerber® Lil’ BeaniesTM.
So now we have a happy boy really quickly after he wakes up from his nap! What is your “after-nap” routine?