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aibu to ask..if your child was an early riser when did they grow put of it? because my son is driving me bloody mental!!!

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LalaLeona Sun 12-Mar-17 06:30:03

13 month old getting up at 4.20 every day..nothing but nothing gets him back to sleep! If your kid was like this..what age did they start sleeping longer?

RedHelenB Sun 12-Mar-17 06:33:02

About 7 or 8!

LalaLeona Sun 12-Mar-17 06:33:40

sweet jesus shock

RedHelenB Sun 12-Mar-17 06:33:47

Tbd it got to about 5 or 6 by age 5.

Juanbablo Sun 12-Mar-17 06:33:55

9yr old still up before 6. I could have cheerfully strangled him yesterday when he woke all 5 of us at 5:15am.

grannycake Sun 12-Mar-17 06:35:00

mine grew out of it in their teens Unfortunately I didn't and am up by 5.30 every day I will never forgive them!

CheeseCrackersAndWine Sun 12-Mar-17 06:35:06

My youngest is an early riser, usually around 5am. She is 18 months. My Mum says this is karma for the 5 years I got up at that time... Sorry, that probably isn't what you want to hear. I found acceptance is key, I have accepted 5am is our wake up time and any longer is a bonus!

elodie2000 Sun 12-Mar-17 06:35:25

DD did this ...4,30-5am every morning. She went to bed at 6.30/7.00 at that age. We tried getting her in bed later but she still woke early!
In the end we just went with it- in bed ourselves at 9!!
Yes, she grew out of it!!

MintyLizzy9 Sun 12-Mar-17 06:38:12

5 am is considered a lie in here....DS is 3 😩

Chillidawg Sun 12-Mar-17 06:41:24

Yes mine gradually stopped that nonsense in his teens leaving it so engrained in me I'm still downstairs with my first coffee by 5.30, even though he's now 22 (still living here and snoring).
All my ironing is done, dogs are fed, I've done my sunrise birdwatch in the garden. Might go on the sofa with my book now.

juni Sun 12-Mar-17 06:41:42

Waaaa this is not what I want to hear!confusedsmile

CaptainBraandPants Sun 12-Mar-17 06:41:50

My 8 and 12 year old still get up between 6-6.30 pretty much regardless of what time they go to bed. I blame DH as he is an early riser, too.
My teenager is much more civilised as he'll sleep as long as you'll let him. grin
i'm up now as my 8 year old still doesn't like being downstairs on his own. Strong brew is your friend.

LalaLeona Sun 12-Mar-17 06:44:59

for the love of god its foul seeing a 4 on your clock. At this point I would be tragically grateful for a 5am "lie in"!!

ZanyMobster Sun 12-Mar-17 06:45:05

We bought a gro clock from age 2 and set it for 7 ish, he is still an early riser bit won't come in till after 7.

Biscusting Sun 12-Mar-17 06:46:10

4 years and counting, but is in bed and sleeping by 7pm. Dd2 thankfully isn't the same, but she likes to fight going to bed thus insuring I get 7 hours with plenty of night wakings at best.

Myfirstbornisacollie Sun 12-Mar-17 06:47:05

Our DD has always been an early riser usually about 5.30 which is an improvement on previous 4.45. She is 3y 6m now hoping school might encourage a slightly longer sleep.
We tried keeping her up later as she goes down at 6.30 pm but it never changed the wake time!

TowerOfJoyless Sun 12-Mar-17 06:48:15

My 6 year old wakes around 5, although he slept till 6am this morning, which feels like a lie in! DH and I are in our beds for 930pm so feel like we get enough sleep ourselves. This in an improvement for DS, his early risings used to be accompanied by frequent (but brief) night wakings which have thankfully stopped.

Graphista Sun 12-Mar-17 06:52:40

Yep 13 and as you can see its buggered MY sleep clock!

Dd now 16 and as she was out last night will probably sleep till midday at least not so little bugger grin

However as they get older you train them to be more independant and disturb you not quite so early but that still takes you to maybe 6/7 years old?

I remember well the despair, it wasn't until I read toddler taming he says 'no cure' for early sleepers (remedies for every other bloody sleep issue though angry) and I just accepted it, shifted my own bedtime earlier where possible, napped at weekends when she was older.

Sorry you're going through this here's another strong brew

damnedgrubble Sun 12-Mar-17 06:53:05

About age 11

Degasinacar Sun 12-Mar-17 06:53:22

Mine is 9 and only just growing out of it. Still get the odd cheery 5am hello though. Steer into it! It's amazing what you can get done by 6 30am!

JonesyAndTheSalad Sun 12-Mar-17 06:54:33

I simply can't cope without sleep. I know we all feel shit with no sleep but I seem to have a deficit in that I am ill when I don't sleep. I ache and am so irritable that I can't DO anything.

When one of my DC tried waking up for the day at that time, I'm afraid I changed her nappy and plonked her back in her cot and left her there till' 6.00am which is a time I consider reasonable.

She yelled. I slept through it.

Mine are 12 and 9 now. No harm done.

IrnBruTortie Sun 12-Mar-17 06:54:44

Between 5 and 6 every day until just after he was 8. Sorry!

HollyBollyBooBoo Sun 12-Mar-17 06:54:50

DD will be 7 in July, anything past 6am is a lie in for her, I can't wait for her lazy teenage years.

I've had to adjust my body clock so now go to bed an hour earlier than I ever did before DD was born, only way I can get Sam good chunk of sleep in!

lavenderandrose Sun 12-Mar-17 06:55:41

Is he possibly going to bed a little too early?

I sympathise though. I wake up when it gets light myself. I annoy myself as I'm often tired during the day.

skerrywind Sun 12-Mar-17 06:56:08

Around 9 years old too.

Now a teenager and can sleep until lunch time. Unfortunately so many years of getting up early means I am now unable to sleep past 6am.

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