See that's our major problem - DS is ready for sleep by 9.30-10am at latest. Today it was 9.15am and he was already grumpy and very tired. That's why I'm so concerned about stretching him to lunch time.
If he is like that, then i wouldn't stretch it. Let him sleep.
Just read your first post again.I
Is he waking early cos he is hungry?
Is he not tired when you put him down?
My dd has always taken awhile to get to sleep, so 45 mins is not long for me. But if this is a change for your DS , maybe he is not tired at the time you are putting him down. and a later bedtime will actually get him to sleep earlier or at the same time.
Last edited by Bubbles10; 10-08-2012 at 09:49.
I'd let him sleep during the day. Sleep begets sleep in my mind. As you said it's much harder to get a bub to self settle when they are overtired.
For night time you could introduce more a pre-bed routine like a story in a darkened room and see if that helps. But I've also found that some nights my dd just doesn't want to go to sleep at 7pm and will stay awake til 8pm happily. So, maybe he just wants to stay up for a little bit more? My dd went for maybe 2 - 3 weeks rarely going to sleep at 7pm and was up til closer to 8pm. But she's been back at 7pm bedtime again for the last couple of weeks.
We already have a strict bed routine, 'dinner/bath/books/bottle/bed'. It's always worked a charm up until the last 2 weeks.
I don't think he's hungry, he happily plays in our bed until 7am before his bottle.
Sometimes at 7pm he doesn't seem tired and then other times he definitely is. My issue with him not going to bed until 8pm is because he still wakes at 5.30am, so it's not enough sleep for him. He's also tired when he wakes early now, hence why he needs a sleep mid-morning.
I'm really at a loss!
Bother. It sounds like you are doing all the right things. He's not hungry, is he cold/hot (?does the heater go on at 5am or something), is his room too light?
I do recall getting an e-mail about babies that said that 5:30am waking was reasonably common. Of course I can't find that e-mail now .
I hope someone else has a good suggestion for you.
My dd1 had 2x1.5-2 hr day sleeps and 9-10hrs overnight with 2 feeds at 11mths From 3/4mths she has been a 5.30/6am latest riser. In summer it's 5/5.30am. Some babies/people are just morning people.
Our days were - up 5.30am. Nap 9-10.30 and 2-4. Bed by 8pm.
Last edited by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah; 10-08-2012 at 20:08.
I really hope it's just a phase because I've tried all suggestions
DD is 10 months. She is in bed from 7pm at night and wakes 6.30-7.00am (occasionally she wakes at 5.30 jabbers for 20 min and goes back to sleep). Morning nap is at 9.45am for an hour or so then an afternoon nap at 1.45pm for an hour.
This seems to work for us as she is getting tired and grumpy by 9.30am.
As she gets older the morning nap gets a little later setting her up for just one sleep a day when she is ready.
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