5mo waking at 5am on the button everyday

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MamaLoua1 Fri 13-Nov-20 06:52:38

Please help, my 5month old is waking up at 5am every morning sometimes 4am...and shes fully awake and ready to start her day,she wakes up and starts gooing and chatting away, not crying. I would actually try leave her to see if she would self settle but 3yo is next door and trying hard not to wake him and hubby. This has been nearly 5 weeks of these early morning starts. I've tried treating this wake up as a night feed but she still won't go down until sometimes nearer 7am. She has 3 or 4 naps during the day ranging from 30mins to an hour depending. I'm just at breaking point as never experienced this with my son. By 3pm I am a zombie and getting no down time in the evening as i just clean then need to go to bed in prep for these mornings. She has always been such a good sleeper too sleeping through from around 6weeks, think we've been spoiled which is why I find this even harder. Thought it may be sleep regression but she doesn't wake constantly through the night just these crazy early starts. Tia❤

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sashh Fri 13-Nov-20 07:00:47

You don't want to hear this OP but I was and still am the same.

Is the baby in the same room as you? Do you have space to put her in her own room?

Can you nap when she does? I know that's not easy with a 3 year old but putting something on TV the 3 year old likes and snuggling up on the sofa for half an hour might give you some rest.

What is your dh doing? |Can't he do some of the cleaning up? Take the kids out for a couple of hours?

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Fri 13-Nov-20 07:14:50

Yep, our DS was the same I'm afraid, he's getting better, but its still around 6am every day, DH and I alternate mornings to get a 'long lie'

mamangelo Fri 13-Nov-20 07:17:27

Both my kids did this, I am afraid it went on until they were about 3 years old confused
It’s brutal, I sympathise. My advice is plan your life around now being a lark smile

LilyLongJohn Fri 13-Nov-20 07:18:39

Mine was like this too, up until she was about 11 I'm afraid. I just ended up altering my sleep pattern to match and started going to bed earlier.

OneToThree Fri 13-Nov-20 07:19:25

I think it’s just the way it is sometimes. I used to go to bed at 8/9pm.

sarahc336 Fri 13-Nov-20 07:24:06

Could you not remove one of the naps in the day as 3/4 is quite a lot for a 5 month old. She's probably getting quite a lot of her sleep one during the day when we want them to start to get more of it at night. Also what time does she go to bed? I always find with my dd the later she goes to bed the later she wakes or the earlier she goes to bed the earlier she wakes so I can kinda manipulate what time she gets up by her bedtime as she seems to just sleep a set amount of time during the night x


Sunshinesweet123 Fri 13-Nov-20 07:44:34

My now 6 month old did this when he was 4/5 months for a few weeks. I too have a 3 year old so didn't want him to wake her so I would take him downstairs and put on in the night garden and give him a toy in his bouncer and I would lie on the sofa. Eventually we would both fall back to sleep but it does make you feel like a zombie for the rest of the day but thankfully (fingers crossed) he's stopped this now, hopefully yours does too! X

MamaLoua1 Fri 13-Nov-20 08:32:29

Thanks sis much for all the replies!
Y little boy done this around thr 8month Mark and eventually did get passed it so I'm hopeful but I know some kids just wake early at the same time.

We are currently renovating for a third bedroom so as soon as its finished I will be putting her in her own room as I feel she will actually sleep and settle better. DH works long hours 6 days a week so he usually gives me one long lie on his only day off.

I didn wonder about the naps I cant remember what I done nap wise with DS at this age...its amazing what u can't remember 🤦🏻‍♀️ she seems to be taking longer stretches between naps now usually it was every 1.5/2hours. She also sometimes naps later than I'd like at say 4pm..but if I don't nap her she'll just be miserable.

So sorry to hear some of u are still going through this, I really hope it changes but yes I have already started going to bed at like 9pm otherwise I just can't function. X

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