HELP! My 6 month old son still wakes at 5 am!!

(31 Posts)
proudmummy1 Tue 19-Feb-08 10:01:09

My 6 month old is still waking up at 5 am every day and I don't know what I'm doing wrong! His routine goes as follows:

5 am - wake up
6.30 - bottle ( 4- 5oz of formula)
7.30 - breakfast (solids)
10.30 - bottle (5 oz usually he takes)
11.30 - lunch
12.00 - bottle (4 - 5 oz)
12.30 - nap
15.00 - bottle ( 5 oz usually)
17.00 - dinner ( solids)
18.00 -bottle ( 5 oz of formula)
19.00 - bedtime
23.00 - bottle ( 6 oz)

He also sleeps a total of 3 hrs a day .
What am I doing wrong?! Please any advice would be gratefully appreciated x

zim Thu 28-Aug-08 22:54:41

can anyone help with the 5am thing?

pamelat Fri 29-Aug-08 13:38:06

We cant get our 7.5 month old DD past 6am, she used to be 530am but somehow she changed to 6am on her own accord.

Know I should be happy but you always want more!!! 7am would be nice!

She doesnt wake hungry (we feed her at 7am) but she wont play in her cot, she wants us up IMMEDIATELY!

I was told that the earlier you put them to bed (we make sure its no later than 630pm) then the longer they will sleep in. I have to say that regardless of what time I put her to bed and have tried anything between 530pm (! - felt cruel!) and 7pm, she always gets up at 6am, on the dot!

hazeyjane Fri 29-Aug-08 13:42:37

My dd2 (15months) wakes between 5 and 5.30 every day, after trying everything (wake to sleep, night time milk - bad wind!, later bed time, rearranging naps etc) i've decided that she must just be a lark, so go to bed a bit earlier to compensate - unfortunately dd1 wakes in the evening so we are bookended by bad sleepers!

BrainGoneAwol Sun 17-Feb-13 09:40:20

To be honest, op, your ds sounds like a dream!

If you need more sleep you've got between 7pm-11pm and 11.30 (say) - 5am, plus two more hours in the morning til 7am, to get what you need. Lots of people would give almost anything for that.

Personally I think that's really good for a 6 month old and you perhaps need to adjust your expectations of who needs to fit around who until he's a little older. I think your son sounds great, can I have him?! grin

BeaWheesht Sun 17-Feb-13 09:48:17

Help! My 2 year old still wakes at 5am!

You aren't doing anything wrong and nor is your baby it's just what they do.

BeaWheesht Sun 17-Feb-13 09:50:58

How odd just seen how old this thread is but it came up in my actives convos???

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