After co-sleeping with my 9mo she has been in her own room for two weeks. She goes down great at night and wakes a few times briefly in the night and goes back to sleep but for the past few days she has been waking between 4-5am and refuses to settle. I get her up and she falls back asleep within 20 mins which tells me she hasn't had enough sleep but gets extremely upset if I try and put her back in her cot. I don't want to ruin our hard work by taking her back into my bed at that time but I can't let her cry and cry either. Any tips on getting her to sleep later? TIA
I would wait it out a little bit longer before worrying.
My 10month goes through phases of a few days not sleeping very well or waking early and it usually precedes a development leap or a tooth appearing or a cold starting.
FWIW I just bring DD in with us if I can see she isn't going to settle, I decided it's not worth the battle at that time in the morning and means we all get another few hours sleep. It only happens once or twice a month so she doesnt seem to make too much of a habit of it.
I had this issue - eventually realised I was putting DD down too early for her first nap of the day. Once we pushed that back it sorted itself out. She had been getting up at 4, and moved to 5.30/6. Sympathies- early starts are horrendous.
Mine did this. I just took them back to bed with me so that everyone could sleep until a decent hour. They grew out of it pretty quickly (as in, within a few months) and soon they just started waking up at a normal time (7/7.30)
I had this at exactly the same age. I sat with my son in his room in the dark and let him fall asleep on me. Then woke him at 7. Weirdly it seems to make a difference if they sleep in your lap verses in bed with you. Took a couple of weeks, but he gradually started to wake later.
@FATEdestiny she is a bad napper. She only recently started going an hour since sleeping in her cot at night but they are usually 20 to 30 mins. I try and put her down 11 and 3 but she ends up being all over the place due to how short they are.
Well on a hunch I put DD to bed at 7 on the dot instead of 7:30 to 8 and she slept till 6:20 which I can deal with. Hopefully this isn't a one off. I'll try pushing back naps etc and see what happens tomorrow