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    DS2 is driving me batty. He wakes at between 5am and 5:20am every morning and completely refuses to go back to sleep. He SCREAMS the house down if I try to leave him to resettle himself, or go in to him and then try putting him back down again. He absolutely will not resettle for love or money. He has been doing this since he was about 7 months. I've been waiting for him to 'outgrow' it but apparently he is sticking with it. The worst thing is that he is waking up DS1 with all his crying when we try to resettle him, so I end up giving in and just getting him up.

    Has anyone had any luck getting their early riser to sleep later? I absolutely refuse to take him in to bed with us as well.

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    No advice, DS does the same but earlier, 4.30-5, so it sucks.

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    Not sure if you do a dream feed but that might be another option?

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    What time is he going to bed?

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    I was going to suggest cosleeping until I read the end as DD sleeps until 8am thanks to coming in with me. Sorry, no idea what to suggest otherwise.

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    Sorry, I don't have and advice, nothing we did worked. I hope it changes soon for you though.

    DD1 did this from 6 months. We tried going to bed later, changing nappy during night, changing conditions in the room but nothing worked for us. She grew out of it at about 18 months and usually wakes about 7:00am now.

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    I've just started trying Tizzie Hall's routines ("Save Our Sleep"), and she advocates putting baby to bed at 7pm. Her theory goes like this - babies sleep in cycles of 40min light sleep and then 80min deep sleep (ie 2 hour blocks). If your baby goes to bed at 7pm, he would wake and go back to sleep by himself at 9pm, 11pm, 1am, etc. But if he goes to bed at 7.30, then he would be waking up at 5.30am and not want to go back to sleep because its getting light and the birds are starting to sing.

    I've only just started on this, so don't know if it actually works, but thought it might be something for you to consider. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikkiB View Post
    I've just started trying Tizzie Hall's routines ("Save Our Sleep"), and she advocates putting baby to bed at 7pm. Her theory goes like this - babies sleep in cycles of 40min light sleep and then 80min deep sleep (ie 2 hour blocks). If your baby goes to bed at 7pm, he would wake and go back to sleep by himself at 9pm, 11pm, 1am, etc. But if he goes to bed at 7.30, then he would be waking up at 5.30am and not want to go back to sleep because its getting light and the birds are starting to sing.

    I've only just started on this, so don't know if it actually works, but thought it might be something for you to consider. Good luck!
    This is what my 7 month old DS does except he needs resettleing every 2 hours. He's just started wanting to go to bed at 5.30-6 instead of his normal 7-7.30 so he's now waking at 5-5.20 instead of 6!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikkiB View Post
    I've just started trying Tizzie Hall's routines ("Save Our Sleep"), and she advocates putting baby to bed at 7pm. Her theory goes like this - babies sleep in cycles of 40min light sleep and then 80min deep sleep (ie 2 hour blocks). If your baby goes to bed at 7pm, he would wake and go back to sleep by himself at 9pm, 11pm, 1am, etc. But if he goes to bed at 7.30, then he would be waking up at 5.30am and not want to go back to sleep because its getting light and the birds are starting to sing.

    I've only just started on this, so don't know if it actually works, but thought it might be something for you to consider. Good luck!
    I have this book. I'm not anti-Tizzie, but I find some of her 'up' times too long for my babies. Anyway, that aside, I do find a lot of what she says helpful. You make a good point - DS2 does actually go to bed around the 7:30pm mark. I will try for 7pm tonight and see what the outcome is. I am also trying to feed him up today. He is a bit of a light feeder, and I'm thinking that may be part of the problem. DS1 was a guts and never woke before 6am ever. DS2 feeds like a sparrow. He is CMPI (cows milk protein intolerant) and drinks neocate which is a/vile and b/has little fat. He has also insisted on baby-led weaning and will only feed himself with finger food, so I can't pump quantities of pureed food into him.

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    Default mee too :(

    My Lb is the same, his been waking 5am - 5.30am since 4mths old and is now 10.5. I've tried everything, feed him up, put him down later, put him down earlier, make sure he sleeps well through the day, dark room, controlled crying arrgggg. NOTHING WORKS AND I'M STILL TRYING LOL.... Weekdays don't seem to bother me so much, but being up from 5am on a Sat/Sun is just rediculous.


 

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