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Has anyone else's children started waking up earlier since the clocks went back?

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LolaLadybird Wed 29-Oct-08 11:28:27

Both of mine (3.4 and 11 mo) have started waking up at a v uncivilised 6am in the last 2 days - usually the older one wakes at around 6.45/7 am and the younger between 7-7.30. DH reckons its the clocks but it hasn't affected friends' children. Really hoping its the clocks and it's just a temporary thing ... hmm

EisGotASeveredHeadinherHandbag Wed 29-Oct-08 11:42:45

my DD has started getting up at silly-o-clock for the past few days but i am not sure it has much to do with the clocks but more that she has decided it is a good idea to wake early and go to sleep latehmm i dont know but i hope it is a phase cos my sleep deprived brain is not enjoying this one bit!!
xx ei xx

DANCESwithLordPsGhost Wed 29-Oct-08 11:44:51

5.40am this morning, 5.20 yesterday <rubs eyes blearily> How long until this stops? They were early risers before the clock change, this is AWFUL!

firsttimemama Wed 29-Oct-08 11:54:03

yes -my 2.4 dd is full of beans at 6.45am instead of the usual 7:45. Grrrrr

wishingchair Wed 29-Oct-08 11:57:09

It is the clocks ... their body clock doesn't adjust just cos we move our clocks back a bit! IME, they adjust after a few days.

Just try going longhaul with them. It's really fun when you're fast asleep after a long flight to the US and find them wide awake at 2am ready for breakfast.

SummatAnNowt Wed 29-Oct-08 12:01:16

4:30am for two days. We were all so very miserable.

But now he's back to 5:30am - 6am thank goodness!

CaptainKarvol Wed 29-Oct-08 12:01:36

We had 4.35 for 2 days (usually 5.30). GRIM. Yesterday DS was ill, so he slept until 6.30 this morning and only woke once in the night. Here's hoping his body clock is reset now.

whooosh Wed 29-Oct-08 12:01:44

One of the reasons I hate the whole shenanigans fo the clocks going back and forth <grrrr>

Mind you-remember the days when they went back and you could think "oh fantastic,another hour in bed mmmmm"

SummatAnNowt Wed 29-Oct-08 12:03:13

Well, not really thank goodness... but we've grown to live with it.

Neeerly3 Wed 29-Oct-08 12:06:53

yes yes and YES - 5.45 every morning since sunday, I need medication to stop me from strapping them to the bed at the mo!

LolaLadybird Wed 29-Oct-08 12:22:18

Feeling so much better hearing this - if it wasn't the clocks, I was worried it was their new rising time shock.

Don't want to wish their childhoods away, but there's something quite appealing about the idea of them being teenagers and me having to drag them from their beds!! grin

LolaLadybird Wed 29-Oct-08 12:24:05

And yes, Whoosh, I do vaguely remember the days when clocks going back = lie in (does seem like a v long time ago though)!

elkiedee Wed 29-Oct-08 12:27:06

DS is nearly 18 months and has been up at 5.30 three mornings in a row. He fell asleep on way to childminder's yesterday, and as soon as I put him in the buggy today. It made me wish I could just lie back and sleep too. With another on the way it will be a long time before I get that extra hour in bed again, I guess!

katie3677 Wed 29-Oct-08 12:43:24

Yep, mine is getting up an hour earlier than usual. I think it's the fact that it's light agin fairly early, hopefully it's only temporary!

anniecam38 Wed 29-Oct-08 12:48:05

Oh yes! ds(3yr) is now rising at 4.30am,praying that this doesnt last long for the sake of my sanity!!

spookycharlotte121 Wed 29-Oct-08 12:50:29

yup ds woke at 6 this morning. I was sooooo not impressed. he normally isnt up untill 8! I was a total cow and put him bk in his cot with his bottle and some toy and luckily he played for an hour or so.

cookiemonstress Wed 29-Oct-08 13:44:39

for certain. mine waking at 5 instead of 6. Silver lining is that both asleep last night at 6.15 instead of 7.15..

katiepotatie Wed 29-Oct-08 13:49:39

yep our wee one is getting up a hour earlier, it's okay though she normally slept till 9! grin

furrycat Wed 29-Oct-08 13:52:33

Mine's the same - but he's losing an hour's sleep every night so why is he so full of beans at 5.45??

claraquitetirednow Wed 29-Oct-08 14:11:21

We have just got back from Thailand with our 3 year old and 10 month old. I thought we were doing ok when we managed to get them to sleep until what I thought was 4.45am on the first day back, which isn't that far off 5am which is sort of morning....Until I realised the f*ing clocks had changed and actually it was 3.45am...Which is not a good time at all.

Four mornings later I have managed to get the younger one to sleep until 5.30am and the older went right through until 6am so hopefully we're nearly back to normal now!!!

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