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My lil early riser!!!

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Prettyfull Wed 17-May-06 07:12:45


dd is 21 months, she goes to bed at 8pm & always wakes up early around 5am sometimes earlier.

Im not too good with waking early!!! Does anyone else have a lo who wakes early or any ideas as what i could do to perhaps get her to sleep that extra hour hehe,..cheeky huh...but its driving me mad

Iv tried cutting out her nap, shorterning her nap etc but this makes it all worse!! Any ideas or would be great, ty

notasheep Wed 17-May-06 07:46:29

I would try to feed her more

shazronnie Wed 17-May-06 07:52:36

Have you got black out curtains / blind?

sarahhal Wed 17-May-06 08:07:40

DS1 (3) has been waking between 5 and 6am for about a year now! We have tried absolutely everthing from black out blinds/curtains, charts, lights on timers but no change! He does now play on his own in his room and we have had to accept that he is just an early riser. We've cut out his day naps and tried later bedtimes, but nothing changes it. I'm just relieved when it's nearer to 6.00 that he's up!

Raggydoll Wed 17-May-06 08:08:29

I know this sounds weird and i can not explain it but ..... let her have a longer daytime nap and/or send her to bed earlier....both these things seem to have a positive impact on my ds' night time sleep. i put ds down for his nap straight after lunch (12ish) so he can sleep pretty much as long as he likes without it being to late in the day to impact his bedtime, then he goes to bed around 7.30. He is usually up at 6 but today it was 7 (bliss). If I reduce his naps etc he wakes no later and is just really grumpy.

Prettyfull Wed 17-May-06 08:29:00

Hi, thanks everyone for all your ideas!!

Dd does have a very long nap during the day, straight after lunch like you said raggydoll,..she sometimes sleeps for 2hours sometimes more, iv tried waking her early and letting her sleep longer, now i leave her to wake when shes ready.

She does have blackout curtains too, i think it could be a case that shes not eating enough as she is a terrbile eater!! Her main food intake is still a bottle or formula!!! She does have a dinner though and she is improving.

Thanks again, atleast im not on my own on this one !!

singersgirl Wed 17-May-06 10:21:08

My DS is older (4), but I agree with Raggydoll that an earlier bedtime often leads to longer sleep. If DS goes to sleep at 7.00, he often sleeps through to 6.30 or 7.00. If he goes to bed at 8.00, he is usually awake before 6.00.

Prettyfull Wed 17-May-06 15:59:07

ty, i might try this tongiht at 7.30 ratehr then 8 but i think she'l just cry in ehr bed but worth trying!!

Should i then bring the rest if her bedtime routine forward, like bath for example??

Thankyou everyone

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