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Early Riser...any tips?

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Corrin Sun 06-Mar-05 20:39:22

Evening, and happy mother's day. Have not visited for a while but thought I'd try and see whether you may be able to advise about what I c an do to get my little one to sleep a bit later in morning...or not come in to us so early.

DD has habit of waking at 5.30/5.45 and is not a consistent thing but goes through periods of weeks doing it.

Amount of sleep/no sleep during day does not seem to matter, warmth fine, only thing left is to put up black out curtains in herc room (she moved out of cot in to another room about 6 months ago).

Any tips?

WestCountryLass Sun 06-Mar-05 20:47:32

When my DS goes through phases of getting up mega early I twll him its still bedtime and he needs to go back to sleep. I then try and ignore him and do not get up until atleast 6.30am as I cannot get up any earlier, its unhuman and the phase passes in a few days. DS has black out blinds and is 3.5 by the way, we have not had a phase like this for quite some time (thank God).

KarenThirl Mon 07-Mar-05 06:53:05

perhaps she goes through spells of not being particularly tired. Does she sleep much during the day? Maybe you could put back or reduce her afternoon sleep so that she's tired enough to last the night when bedtime comes. My ds stopped daytime sleeps at 18 months because of this - he'd go to sleep fine at bedtime but would be wide awake at the crack of dawn. We dropped his daytime sleep to 20 mins after lunch and he slept right through again.

pipsy1 Mon 07-Mar-05 07:13:15

My DD is the same. Trouble is she needs her daytime sleep so early because she is tired by about 10/11am. How old is you DD Corrin? Mine is 18mths.
WCL - mine continues to shout if I tell her its not morning! So still no more rest for us
KT - interesting that cutting sleep worked. I read that if they have their sleep too early in the day then they are overtired by evening, go into deep sleep straight away and then wake early. So I was reluctant to cut down daytime nap and make her tireder at night. However she does sleep am rather than pm so I suppose thats worse. Can't keep her up any later though, she is knackered by late am.

fostermum Mon 07-Mar-05 07:30:16

i have a foster child of 7 at the moment who rises bright and breezy every morning at 5.00,when he knocks on the bedroom door shouting goooddddd morningggggg, in his alto voice.i have tried speaking to him,telling him,and even demanding he stay in his room nothing works,so if you can find a cure for this i will pay you for it{grin}

fostermum Mon 07-Mar-05 07:31:24

god see how tired i am

pipsy1 Mon 07-Mar-05 07:32:31

We do NOT want to hear that Fostermum - that is still goes on at age 7!!!!! Please reassure us that it will stop at the magic age of 2 or something!

helencook2711 Mon 07-Mar-05 07:41:32

Hi, i'm new to this, wondering if anyone can help, my 10 month old was sleeping through from 3 months, but for the past 3 months has been waking at 4ish for a bottle!! has been on solids since 4 months, eats 3 meals a day, sleeps at about 9.30am and 3pm any ideas i'm a zombie!!

MrsBigD Mon 07-Mar-05 07:43:25

sorry pipsy but it wont necessarily but it gets better
dd used to get up at 0500 now she's 3 and gets up at 0600
ds 6 mths p at 0400 and then is ready for the day at 0500

MrsBigD Mon 07-Mar-05 07:45:48

helen I know how you feel

look at it this way... there's always somebody worse off than you... for the first year my dd never slept longer than 2 hours even at night

TracyK Mon 07-Mar-05 08:58:12

helen - don't worry - if you look at old threads - all the little ones go through this phase of the 4am waking. It does get better (slowly) - it takes them a while to last much longer than 4am with out being hungry. My ds used to sleep through 13 hours till about 5 mo and then started waking looking for milk. At least when he woke at 4 - he'd take milk and then go back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now he wakes between 5 and 6.30am and then theres no chance of him going back to sleep.

Frizbe Mon 07-Mar-05 08:59:44

Sympathies, mine is doing this at the mo too, 5.30am she tried today, but I refused to budge until 6! the annoying this is she stay'd at my parents last weekend and didn't get up until 8.30am?!

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