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    Default Putting toddler to bed much earlier after a BIG day...ok?

    Today DS woke at 6am and we had a very big day (birthday party with lots of activities and it was hot / humid too). He actually started to fall asleep in the car 5min BEFORE we arrived to the party at 12.30pm!
    So he missed out on his usual 12-3pm sleep today.

    Normally he goes to bed around 7.30/8pm and wakes around 6-7am. But when we got home from the party he was SOOOOO tired he was crying to go to bed at around 5.50pm. I am worried that him missing dinner and going to bed 1 1/2 - 2 hours earlier than normal means that he will wake at 3-4am!!

    Had anyone had this happen? I just couldnt keep him up, it would have tortured him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    Today DS woke at 6am and we had a very big day (birthday party with lots of activities and it was hot / humid too). He actually started to fall asleep in the car 5min BEFORE we arrived to the party at 12.30pm!
    So he missed out on his usual 12-3pm sleep today.

    Normally he goes to bed around 7.30/8pm and wakes around 6-7am. But when we got home from the party he was SOOOOO tired he was crying to go to bed at around 5.50pm. I am worried that him missing dinner and going to bed 1 1/2 - 2 hours earlier than normal means that he will wake at 3-4am!!

    Had anyone had this happen? I just couldnt keep him up, it would have tortured him.
    I don't know, but he might wake up later hungry but go back to sleep. You could wake him up now and give him tea and then put him back to bed but I would just wait and see what happens.

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    So unpredictable arent they?! If I wake him now I have a feeling he would just cry and be grumpy, I will have to see what happens. I guess he could always have some weetbix in the middle of the night, as long as he doesnt want to play!

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    Whenever that has happened to DS he has just slept all the way through. Once he woke up to go to the loo, and I offered him a glass of milk just in case.

    I have always worried about whether I should wake him or not, but in my experience he has never woken starving in the middle of the night, not even the next day.

    Poor little lambs

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    Well DS woke at 5am, so not too bad considering his normal wake time has been around 6am lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    Well DS woke at 5am, so not too bad considering his normal wake time has been around 6am lately.
    That's great


 

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