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HELP - EARLY MORNING WAKE UP ....sure its an old topic but interested in advice

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rainbowrosie Fri 31-Jul-09 09:19:31

Morning - sure this is old old topic but any advice about keeping on track with the morning nap greatfully received

last few days my 4.5months yr old waking at 5.30am..she sleeps in hammock in our room from 10.30pm after dream feed

Today she looked for a feed at 5.30am which meant it was about 6amish and i could not resettle her - as i expect her to get up around 6ammish as she's in bed by 6.30pm with a dream feed at 10.30pm

So she is doing very well really

BUT today if shes up from 5.30am - she is napping by 7.45am...and i have given her a much longer nap till 09.30am...normally its 45mins @ 9am....i gave longer nap as not sure how else to handle the very long morning if she napped from 7.45 to 8.30am she would then need to last until 11.30/12 which not sure she could handle

I really want to get her back on track for a 8.30am/9am nap for 45mins,

So i am thinking to move her to her room and leave her in her cot if she wakes up at 5.30am and see if she plays for a wee while

I will see how tonight goes in her big bed for the first night!

Any tips for pushing the wake up to 6amish
Gratefully received


Jojay Fri 31-Jul-09 13:14:37

Gawd I don't know - if you figure it out let me know!

I've found that most of these things tend to be a phase that doesn't last for ever and they sort themselves out in the end without much interference from me.

TBH I don't really see the problem. She wakes up earlier but has a longer nap to compensate which presumably puts your day back on track again.

It's a pain getting up at 5.30 am I know, but it won't last for ever I promise smile

soupmaker Fri 31-Jul-09 14:49:47

Wow, you're doing brilliantly. Your LO may be having a growth spurt and be waking earlier because they are a bit hungry. Please don't take this the wrong way, but why do you need to be so prescriptive about nap times? I found with my DD that once I managed to get the hang of one routine she changed into another - this is all very normal and all part of the guessing game of motherhood. If your LO is content with long naps or a wee extra nap in the morning 'cos they got up early, I'd go with the flow and work around them. In another couple of months it will all be different again smile

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