As the title suggests I have an early riser. I understand that her wake up time might not be considered too early for some, but with me being a night owl and with the rest of the household (DH and DD1) appreciating a sleep in til at least 7....our 15 months old 'early' waking is not ideal for us and we'd love to guide her to sleep in a little longer if we can.
DD2 is now a great little sleeper after a rocky-ish start. She was a catnapper and also took 13 months before she started sleeping through without wanting a feed (still breast feeding) so now her daily routine is:
Rise between 5:30-6:15 (but a couple of days a week she'll sleep til 7).
Bed between 7 and 7:30.
She self settles overnight most nights if she wakes before 4am. Sometimes she will wakes as early as 5 and I can get her to go back to sleep by telling her its still 'nigh-nigh time' but if its 5:30 or later she will not go back to sleep.
DD2 has a breast feed as soon as she wakes up. She gets very upset if I refuse and will not drink milk from a cup or eat breakfast if its offered to her as an alternative. She will accept a couple of mouthfuls of breakfast off DH if he gets her up and doesn't let her in our room but she just ends up demanding it when I get up and is clingy for the rest of the day so it seems easier for everyone if I quietly get her up and feed her early in the morning. She'll scream the house down otherwise!
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone else encourage their 15 month old to sleep in a little longer? Do early risers start to sleep in as they get older!
ETA: corrected 'yelling' to 'telling', I don't yell at my 15 month old! Lol!