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    Default Do you wake your kids/babies up if you're running late?

    I'm meant to be having lunch right now at my mums house but both my fellas 3.5 & 21mths are still having their day sleep.

    Luckily mum understands and is happy for us to come whenever.

    But obviously it's not that easy if you're visiting someone else who has planned an entire meal for you.

    But what about if you have a bday party to go to, or you're going to visit someone else not for a meal but just for a drop in?

    Do you wake your littlies up?

    Like my BIL cracked it at us wen ds1 was 6 months old. It was Xmas lunch at MILs house and we told them we'd be 1/2 he late as ds was still sleeping. We told them to eat without us but BIL lost it and told us we were very rude for not being on time. Were we being rude or just fair to our kid??

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    For everyday stuff eg school etc yep they are dressed and out the door. For a Christmas lunch at family and just going to be 1/2 late I say stuff em and let the bub sleep. Your BIL was rude.

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    I tried not to wake my first, but no chance of not waking my 2nd with pick ups drops offs sports etc. he is a much better sleeper for it too...will sleep anywhere.
    I don't think it's rude though....if I had people coming around I'd prefer them late with happy kids, than on time with tired whingy ones

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    I wake my third more times than my other two put together and she's only 6 months. Too much stuff to do. She gets woken all. The. Time.

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    I would try not to agree to be at a place at a time during my child's sleep schedule - then you don't have to be rude and make other people wait etc. if it was inevitable then I would try to put my children to sleep a little earlier, or wake them up.

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    depends on what it is for...casual thing, no...more formal..yes.

    I agree with your BIL on chrissy lunch...sorry.

    If it was a casual bbq or something...i would be late.

    DD gets woken all the time...the joys of being born when DS was in Prep lol She is a shocking sleeper...always has been and i don't think being woken is to blame. I look on in envy at those kids that fall asleep anywhere...DD just stays awake...even when i drove 2 1/2 hours each way for a funeral she stayed awake the whole way/whole day from 6am - 6pm...she was 18 months old!!

    Some kids sleep and some kids don't...but, sleeping kids are not a free pass for being late.

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    I have woken DD before; a couple of times for playdates and other for Dr. appointment. However in general I try not to schedule anything before about 10am and try not to plan things in the afternoon so she can go to sleep/wake up whenever... this only works though because she is an only child and im a homebody sahm.

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    If there is a specified time, I would wake dd. If it's a casual thing like 'come around this arvo' I would let her sleep.

    I hate making specific plans and people arrive late. I'd agree with your BIL about xmas lunch, most people have somewhere else to go later that day.


    ETA, as a little bub dd would go back to sleep in the car or when we got to our destination and as an older bub, had a routine so I made plans around that.
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    I always woke DD, or took her (still asleep) to wherever I had to be. She was easy to transfer though (from cot to car, etc.) and slept anywhere.

    For a formal thing, or something where it's just one person you're meeting, then I'd find it a bit rude if someone cancelled at the last minute or was late for that reason.

    If it's super casual/ a group meet-up then it's not such a big deal.

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    I avoid it as much as possible...to the point that I usually only arrange things with people who I know will be happy to accomodate.
    I'll wake her for something formal, or where I know it will be inconvenient to others if I don't. If people will get ****y about being flexible though, then I rarely see them. It's no fun for anyone if I turn up with a tired baby.


 

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