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when will i get a lie in?

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sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 16-Jul-11 07:34:23

I know it's normal for toddlers to love getting up far earlier than their parents would like at the weekend, I just wonder how many more years of this there are likely to be before I get frustrated and have to start digging her out of her bed at lunchtime?

Thank goodness at 23 months DD has finally learned the art of sleeping without recurrent wakings for milk, she's teething again so a bit worse than normal but really, wake up have milk at 530, back to sleep til big poo at 6 and then snuggle down again til 6.30 since when she's been wide awake and full of beans... We have guests (childless) so have gone downstairs to ensure we don't disturb them too much and I have resorted to cbeebies as it's far to wet for the garden and I can't face having a shower yet (she's happily glued to chuggington whilst chewing a wet flannel

when does this phase end? husband in bed as tomorrow is my birthday and I have been promised a long lie in so felt only fair he got a lie in of sorts today)

vickibee Sat 16-Jul-11 07:37:43

My Ds is 4 and I would like to know the answer to your question too. He usually gets up between 6 and 7. OK in summer when it is light and usually sunny but in Dec and Jan when it is miserable and freezing.... My best friend says it was around 8/9 for her two kids so a while yet
When they get to teenagers we won't be able to get them out of bed and will be moaning abut that too!!!!

IvyAndGold Sat 16-Jul-11 07:49:00

Pahahahaha! Oh, lie ins... I remember them well, just about... <daydreams>

Sorry, no advice, in the same boat but resigned to my under-eye shopping bags and yawning every twenty minutes! grin

exoticfruits Sat 16-Jul-11 07:53:29

I'm not sure when it changes but by teenage you can't get them up-but you can't get them to bed either! Swings and roundabouts!

DandyGilver Sat 16-Jul-11 08:00:34

Mine is 3 1/2 and will * sometimes* sleep until 8am if very tired.

He was up and swinging at sparrowfart this morning though.

ThierryHenryismyBoyfriend Sat 16-Jul-11 08:02:53

Mine is 3 1/2 and is always awake between 6.20 - 6.40 without fail and it doesn't matter what time he goes to bed either!

PGTip Sat 16-Jul-11 08:05:58

Mine slept til 7.30 this morning, is it wrong to call it a lie-in, it felt like one grin

IvyAndGold Sat 16-Jul-11 08:06:56

PGTip, definitely a lie in grin

Ineedmetime Sat 16-Jul-11 22:46:34

ds is 7yrs and very rarely at weekend will sleep till 8.00 am but most days up at 7.30. dd up at 6.45am (shes 2yrs)

emsyj Sat 16-Jul-11 23:46:41

Aha, what you need is a DH who is fond of getting up nice and early. Then you can have as many lie-ins as you like!

(Bit smug, sorry blush - it is one of his few redeeming features and he does have a whole host of bad habits to balance it out.)

SheCutOffTheirTails Sat 16-Jul-11 23:52:44

I reckon I could already wangle a lie in out of my 3 year old, but my 1 year is up by 7am every morning without fail.

Ineedmetime Sun 17-Jul-11 09:41:10

I can't believe it, dd (2yrs) woke up at 8.00am and ds(7yrs) has just got up at 9.30am. thats pretty good for my kids. dont want to sound smug but thats a good lie in for our house.

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