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Does earlier bedtime really work?

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Madallie Thu 23-Jan-14 06:06:24

Dd, 2.1 yo has started waking earlier - 6/6.30am. I put her to bed at 7.30pm but she usually doesn't go off Til 8.30pm. She has a nap of 1-1.5 hrs at 1pm.

Really don't want wake time to creep any earlier and already feel it's getting too early considering the time she goes to sleep. Does putting babies/toddlers to bed earlier really work? I fear she will just start waking at 5/5.30am. Being 38 wks pg I just can't face that right now.

ilovepowerhoop Thu 23-Jan-14 22:17:46

maybe you need to tinker with the length of her nap instead

ShoeSmacking Fri 24-Jan-14 18:04:34

If be inclined to reduce nap and the. Compensate by putting her to bed a bit earlier.

Broadly speaking though, yes, earlier bed works. Ds was asleep by 745 last night. Slept through to 6:50. The previous two nights he's been up until about 8/8:15 and had broken sleep then was up for day at 6:30.

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