How to cope up with your child, who cries when he wakes up in the morning?

How to cope up with your child, who cries when he wakes up in the morning?

Sleep should be a peaceful time while the body rests and energizes for the day ahead. However, several physical or mental conditions may lead your kid to have an improper sleep resulting in crying when waking up.

For some parents, the mornings may begin with a rough start seeing their child cry as soon as he/she wakes up. It could be hard for managing children when they cry and shout.  But, do not lose hope. There are a couple of things parents can do when your little child wakes up, to help turn the day around—for everyone.

Talk to your kid to wake up cheerful the previous night: We overlook how amazing messages can be in influencing our behaviour, mostly just before sleep. Take an initiative and talk to your little child about how she’ll wake up relaxed and happy the next day.

Try not to sound as if its a compulsion (“You should wake up cheerful tomorrow!”), yet rather, plant in her mind the possibility that she can for sure wake up feeling cheerful.

Keep in mind that feelings are infectious: If you wish, you can let your baby’s morning cry affect his entire day and so yours, or vice-versa. All you have to do, is still react with a smile and try and change the feelings until your kid starts to brighten up a bit.

Cuddle your little child before wake-up time: By cuddling with your baby before he wakes up, you help him smoothly go from resting time to wake up time. Furthermore, since you’re beside him, he will not want to cry or whine once he’s completely awake. They won’t feel like they were left alone or see the dull room when woken up. Besides, while cuddling, you actually create some good vibes between each another.

Cuddle your little child before wake-up time

Offer something they like without referring it to their state of mind: Maybe you offer your little girl a colourful cup for drinking her morning milk. Or your child gets his favourite book and read it to him while he’s still in bed.

Regularly a little treat like that is sufficient to improve your child’s mood. The important thing is to offer that treat without any clarification. It’s exceptional. Your baby will soon discover that crying will not help him get the stuff he /she wants.

Calm Down: When your little child wakes up cranky, try to take a break from the morning routine if at all possible. Try not to demand that she gets dressed, have her morning meal, and brush her teeth quickly after waking up; rather, let her wait for a little or else her irritating behaviour may continue for the rest of the day. As it may benefit waking up 10 minutes earlier to have some spare time and go on with the same morning speed.

Provide your baby with tools to adapt

Provide your baby with tools to adapt: On one hand, you realize your kid is worn out, yet on the other, he would not want to go back to sleep. When you see it from your kid’s point of view, you will understand that he is not able to manage how he feels. So, he/she is dependent upon you to teach him.

Enact how he feels, from “anxious” and “miserable,” to “energized” and “cheerful.” Provide your kid with things he can do when he wakes up other than being cranky in the morning. Possibly he can have you sing to him during the bath or he can play with toys in his room while he sits beside you. Give him things on which he needs to direct his/her thoughts.

Treatments as indicated by the reason: If your child wakes up crying every now and then, tell their paediatrician. If sleeping schedules are at fault, helping your little one have a nap way before the bedtime will help him/her sleep easily and wake up happy. On the other hand, if it is any sort of physical issue or pain, right treatment should help the morning tears go away. On the other hand, your kid wakes up crying rarely.

It’s not something that needs the attention of a specialist or emotional health professional. Most reasons for such behaviour of your child will go away with time. And sometimes there isn’t a reason at all. So don’t worry over it, simply go with it. They’ll automatically return to their sweet, happy selves the next day.


1. Make your child sleep by 9 pm by telling a nice story. (Avoid scary stories or aggressive cartoon shows)
2. Make them feel important and feel good about themselves.
3. When they wake up in the morning, do not remind them about the routine of the day.
4. Wake them up 10 mins before their regular routine so that you play and cuddle with your child.
5. Give them enough time to complete their routine.
6. Do not nag your child.

How to cope with my child when he cries every day as she gets up in the morning

Talk to your kid to wake up cheerful the previous night

Keep in mind that feelings are infectious

Cuddle your little child before wake-up time

Offer something they like without referring it to their state of mind

Calm Down

Provide your baby with tools to adapt

Treatments as indicated by the reason


Malathi A Ganesh is a B. Com Graduate, NTT, M.A (Lit), PGDEA (PG in Education Administration), PGDCA (PG Diploma in Computer Application), DTE (Diploma in Teaching English), ICEPT (International Certificate in Education Preschool Teaching) from Singapore and B. Ed. She has been in the field of education for the past 20 years and has an experience of running her own pre-school She is the Founder & Director Academics of Smartkidz Educare India Pvt Ltd with 275+ play schools Pan India. She is an Educationist and a Child Psychologists by profession who wants to fulfill her dream of giving Quality Education to children in their earlier years. She is also into conducting positive parenting workshops, which talks about effective child rearing. She has conducted numerous parenting workshops in all her pre schools, schools and MNC’s.

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