News flash: Nap-less toddlers get cranky

Gimme my nap, or else!

This is one for the “Research Done by People Who Must Not Have Kids of Their Own” file…

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, recently discovered that toddlers deprived of naps tend to be crabbier than their “napped” peers, and do more poorly at puzzles and such. (Well, huh! My mother could have told them that.) The Boulder-ites speculate that tired, crabby toddlers may grow up to be tired, crabby adults, too. Check back in 20 years for an update on that one.

In the meantime, stay tuned for the next study from the U of C: “Hungry Toddlers Can Be Quite Unpleasant.”


Filed under Development, Sleep

2 responses to “News flash: Nap-less toddlers get cranky

  1. Big. Fat. Surprise.

    My husband didn’t put my 2 1/2 year old down for a nap today and boy did it show. Unfortunately I had the kids later on in the afternoon so I got to deal with the tantrums!


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