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Early wakings ... err ... like ... 4.30am!!!!!!!!!

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Buttonstoo Mon 16-May-05 19:29:44

I'm new to Mumsnet but close to the edge so hey-ho!!
My DD is 20 months and for the last 6-8 weeks has been waking anywhere between 4.30-5.00am - bright as a button!!!. She settled her self to sleep at night and sleeps through.
It makes no difference what time she is put to bed in the evening .... she still wakes at the same time
Any help appreciated.

Fennel Mon 16-May-05 19:46:28

have you tried black-out curtains so she can't see it's getting light?

Buttonstoo Mon 16-May-05 20:22:01

Yep! Blackout curtains with a double quilt cover hung over (for EXTRA blackness) .... I am totally desperate

PinkFluffPudding Mon 16-May-05 20:29:32

If it's any consolation, DD is waking earlier and earlier these days and I'm just hoping it's a phase she'll grow out of. This morning we left her for 20 minutes or so and plan to do the same every morning until I hope she grows out of it.

Sorry not much help, have to go to bed in a bit!

WideWebWitch Mon 16-May-05 20:40:06

God, poor you. We've only just gone from waking several times to 5.30am to 6.30am atm (fingers crossed it stays that way), it's HELL isn't it? What worked for us in the end was ignoring her when she screamed in the night. My dd is 18 mos and was hardcore non sleeper, we were desperate too, I'll find the thread in a minute, I got some great advice here. And we now have blackout AND I do my best go get her to walk a lot in the day and have some fresh air. Plus we moved her out of our room and in with her brother, who sleeps through anything, so if she were to wake now she wouldn't see us and think 'oh great, mummy and daddy are there' she'd think 'oh pants, it's my brother and he won't wake however loudly I scream.' I'll find the thread. I think you probably need to decide a course of action and stick to it and let her know you mean business. It's not funny is it?

WideWebWitch Mon 16-May-05 20:41:35

non sleeping determined baby thread

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