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    If a dreamfeed doesn't work I may even cut out my morning coffee to see jf that is the problem, but I'll try anything else before giving up my beloved

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    i second (or third, I've lost count) dropping a nap. DS wasn't nearly as bad as yours but went from waking between 4.30-5.30 every day on 2x2 hour day sleeps to getting up 6.30-7.30 on one 3 hour sleep. I guess they keep the same amount of sleep, it's just where they have it IYKWIM.

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    that's cool, i hope it helps, i swear by our chiro so for you that it settles down soon

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    Hi Op,

    Is this early waking a new recent occurrence? I know you mentioned that you've tried putting him to bed later...but have you tried putting him to bed earlier? You mentioned that he is a bit of a cranky pants during the day so he could possibly be overtired? I know with my DS that if he is overtired throughout the day he wakes earlier in the morning for some strange reason. So possibly putting him to bed earlier might reset his waking times? It just that a early start at 3.30-4am & two naps & bed at 7pm could possibly still be too long of a day? Or maybe squeeze in a 3rd catnap?

    In saying all that, my DS (now 1yr) did have a stint of waking early for 2 weeks when he was 11mths also at 3.30-4am. The only thing that got him back to sleep was bottle & rocking...so I have contributed that to a growth spurt maybe?

    Good luck &

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    Dreamfeed = fail. I hate this.

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    Oh, I love the old bone cracking chiro comments

    My son has been going since he was 3 months old. He's never had his bones cracked, and she's not an infant chiro.

    Good luck.

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    No advice, sadly in the same boat with my 2.5 year old kicking at my bump and screaming for milk at 4:30am.

    I cannot get her off my sore nipples without a fight. I hate this.. I am so tired I feel your pain...

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    Our DS was the same, which was a real adjustment after our DD sleeping through from 5 weeks, we later found out he had enlarged tonsils, which is why he was waking his throat was drying out and also having trouble breathing. After seeing a specialist and getting them removed he sleeps great now.
    Well worth getting them looked at just in case.

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    I 2nd trying an earlier bed time - it may not give you longer in the morning but at least he will have had more hrs sleep so might not be as grumpy.
    My DS was waking constantly over night and really grumpy all day napping at 8am turns out he had sleep apnea he had his tonsils out in June (he is 2.5) and he is a different child - sleeps better, less grumpy, talking heaps and not having a really early nap. He is still up early - any time after 4.30 but he is much happier so a bit easier to deal with.
    Good luck hope it improves soon xxx

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    What time does he go down for his first nap? One of my dreaded books says that early rising can be from having a nap too early the day before or too long a nap before 12. It will be hard to delay the first nap because he is up so early so you might have to stretch him over a few days. My DS was waking at 5ish (nothing like 3.30 I know) and I was putting him down early for a morning nap but it perpetuated the problem. Now (he's 13 months) he has one nap at midday and sleeps until somewhere between 6 and 7 but plays in his cot until 7 when I come and get him. I also went back to my no bf before 7am rule. You could try limiting the length of his morning nap also rather than jumping straight to one sleep. Take or leave these suggestions of course, we have sleep issues of our own in this house (night wakings and being cuddled to sleep).


 

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