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to have laughed when said friend said she put her baby to bed later expecting her to sleep later?

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CapuletMontague Tue 26-Feb-13 01:52:18

Laughed in my head obviously smile

Because in a perfect world that would happen. But oh no you put a baby to bed later and of course they are going to wake up earlier.

Sods law.

BertieBotts Tue 26-Feb-13 01:55:38

Well mine always used to wake later. Perhaps she has one the same?

CapuletMontague Tue 26-Feb-13 01:59:01

No hers woke up earlier than usual. As did mine.

And most people that I know.

I'm not laughing at her parenting, as I did and thought the exact same thing.

I'm laughing at how typical it is that in a perfect world it should happen that way.

Kytti Tue 26-Feb-13 03:30:05

My dc's were up late last week due to a family trip. Everyone was saying "Oh, but they'll sleep in tomorrow, won't they?"

Really? On what planet does that happen? All up at 6.30 as per usual.


FaceLikeAPickledOnion Tue 26-Feb-13 03:48:56

It's a fantasy we all have that never becomes reality sad

belindarose Tue 26-Feb-13 04:27:04

My DN does this envy. Sleeps in for hours if she's up late (she's 2). GPs mistakenly assumed DD (3)would be the same when they had them both together overnight... No, DD up at 5.30, same as ever.

TroublesomeEx Tue 26-Feb-13 04:29:02

It works with some babies. Not my daughter, but definitely my son.

MammaTJ Tue 26-Feb-13 04:46:28

Didn't work with any of mine.

ripsishere Tue 26-Feb-13 04:51:28

Nor mine. She could go to bed at midnight, she would still be up around 6.

CecyHall Tue 26-Feb-13 04:55:09

Hasn't worked here ever either. I wouldn't laugh though, just have empathy for the desperation for a bit of a lie in! (Been up since 4.15 with the child that has never slept past 6am)

BubaMarra Tue 26-Feb-13 05:09:29

It worked with DD1, but never with DD2.

eagerbeagle Tue 26-Feb-13 06:18:02

Works with DD. not with DS.

Which isn't much good as have to get up with DS while DD snoozes.

lottie63 Tue 26-Feb-13 06:26:12

I do think there is something in the saying 'sleep begets sleep'. Some children get into a routine straight away in terms of having loads of sleep - others, like my dd1, never did. I wonder if it was cause I overstimulated her during the day actually as I was so much more chilled out with dd2 so didn't do the same - and she slept/sleeps so much more

DragonMamma Tue 26-Feb-13 06:32:49

Never worked with eithet of mine. Just meant they got overtired and woke in the night then were up for the day earlier than usual.

NumericalMum Tue 26-Feb-13 06:32:55

I think it is personality lottie.
Never worked with my DC. She is nearly always up at 6, except school days where she often has to be woken. Unfortunately I was the same. Even now I hate lying in bed, but a happy medium or later than 5:30 on a Saturday would sometimes be nice...!

ChestyLeRoux Tue 26-Feb-13 06:43:05

My dd if you keep her up late she stays in very late the next day.Good for if Im very tired or I have people over.A lot of children are the same as most sahms dread starting them at school/nursery for that reason.

DeWe Tue 26-Feb-13 09:17:32

Mine would have woken later grin
Dd1 from 8 weeks slept 12-13 hours (with the occasional 14). So if we went out with her and didn't get back until midnight she slept until 12 or 1 the next afternoon. She didn't get grumpy because she was tired at night as long as there was something going on, and she would have gone to bed at usual time the next night.

PolkadotCircus Tue 26-Feb-13 09:23:13

Worked with all 3 of mine including twins,did give them a stonking last feed too though.

Peevish Tue 26-Feb-13 09:24:29

I have to patiently tell and retell my parents that in the case of my DS at least, keeping him up all day without a nap results in a horrifically overtired baby who then sleeps badly at night. They persist in believing that preventing daytime naps and giving babies a late bedtime is the way to get them to sleep through, despite anything I tell them.

It explains a lot about my own babyhood - they still joke about what an appalling night-time sleeper I was, but, if my son is anything like me, I imagine I was just overtired and overstimulated.

seekingpeaceandquiet Tue 26-Feb-13 09:29:01

It works with my dd 3yo and has done since she was tiny. Although we have co slept since birth so dont know if that has anything to do with it.

DancesWithWoolEnPointe Tue 26-Feb-13 09:31:14

It has never worked for me, with any of my 3 children, through 9 years of not sleeping in.

AmberSocks Tue 26-Feb-13 09:31:52

mine gp to sleep about 9 most nights,later if we have friends round,they wake up between 9-9.30.

none of us are morning people i this house.

Bejeena Tue 26-Feb-13 09:36:29

Ladies I need scientific evidence to back this up as when our baby comes and consequently grows up into a child my husband seems to think just putting the child to bed later will make it get up later (he is very afraid of 5:30am starts) but all my friends have told me it won't work.

I need concrete proof for him to read to shut him up on the whole matter.

Delayingtactic Tue 26-Feb-13 09:39:18

Doesn't work with DS. He'll probably sleep badly and wake up earlier just to teach you.

AmberSocks Tue 26-Feb-13 09:39:33

it just depends on the child bejeena,some people seem to be natural early risers.

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