ds is waking between 5 and 6 am and I'm sure it's because he has a late nap in the afternoon. He doesn't nap at nursery till about 12 midday and then I pick him up at 1 - so he's only getting 30-40 mins (after being up since the crack of dawn!)
But its enough to rejouvenate him till 3/3.30 - then he would take 1.5 - 2hrs.
Do you think this is why he wakes early in the morings? and how can I get the nursery to make him nap without getting stroppy with them.
Yesterday he had a 2 minute nap during his lunch and then when I picked him up at 1 - he was wide awake and very playful - till I physically pinned him down and bf him to sleep at 3 till 4.30.
He woke at 5.30am this morning!
At the mo it's bearable getting woken at 5.30 and as ds is always in a good mood _ I've not pushed the point with the nursery. They know I want him to sleep - but the only way to get him to do it is to put in a cot and stay stroking his cheek or back for 10-15 mins - and I presume they can't afford to have a member of staff away from the room for that long.
But if it gets unbearable or he starts getting grumpy some of the time - I'll push the point.
Hopefully I can try and get him back into a routine (of sorts) this weekend and see if it can carry on into the working week.