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7 month old up at 5am every morning

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Naomi2007 Tue 14-Nov-17 06:19:06

Morning, any advice my 7 month old is up at 5am every morning. This is fine as he goes down around 7 each night but he then has an hour nap at 6.30am because he's tired. When he stirs around 4.30 I give him his dummy and try and just coax his back to sleep but he doesn't have any of it. Any advice?

TheWiseOldElf Tue 14-Nov-17 06:37:21

No advice but DS is 6 months and exactly the same so I am following with interest.

Did your problem start with the clocks changing? DS seemed to adjust for the first week but since then it’s veen 5/5:30 starts every morning 😭

Naomi2007 Tue 14-Nov-17 06:52:33

Yes clocks changing seems to be the cause I think. Hopefully somebody has some advice or tricks for us

lornathewizzard Tue 14-Nov-17 06:53:43

Sorry if obvious but have you tried giving a feed and then putting back down? Treating as a night feed technically

TheWiseOldElf Tue 14-Nov-17 07:10:17

I’ve tried feeding back to sleep but no dice. I also have 2 older children so I don’t even get to go back to sleep once he’s having his first nap of the day (now).

Naomi2007 Tue 14-Nov-17 07:10:23

Yes he is just wide awake. Somebody has just suggested on my Facebook page that I push the bedtime back by an hour?

crazycatlady5 Tue 14-Nov-17 08:37:28

@Naomi2007 I think you’ll find it’s a phase but you could try making bedtime later

lornathewizzard Tue 14-Nov-17 11:17:35

How’s the daytime sleeping?

TheWiseOldElf Tue 14-Nov-17 11:43:37

Mine naps fine. He is still having 4-5 short (30mins-1 hour) naps each day. Currently usually 5 because he's ready for a nap at 7ish after his early start.

Naomi2007 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:53:50

He normally has an hour nap in the morning sometimes longer and an hour nap around 2pm. Not massively long naps considering he's up for so long

MrsBriteSide Tue 14-Nov-17 18:32:09

I had this for a couple of weeks with my 6 month old. On a friend’s advice I attached a soft toy to the cot bars for DD to entertain herself with upon waking. I’d go in and pop on her nightlight and she’d play a bit and eventually go back to sleep. So could you try some in-cot entertainment?

Do you have blackout blinds? Is the room warm enough? Baby might be waking early if a bit cold.

FATEdestiny Tue 14-Nov-17 20:25:08

Does baby wake in the night?

If not I'd try a wake>feed>resettle as you go to bed, say 11am.add in a nappy change to properly wake baby up. This acts like a 'restart' button for the night.

Marcine Tue 14-Nov-17 20:31:01

I'd pretend the clocks have changed again and move everything an hour forward!

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