My 16 month old is waking between 4.45-5.15 am and has done for the last 4-6 weeks. Any advice gratefully appreciated. She goes to bed at 6.15-6.30 pm and has for a long time and it is very difficult to push her out past this time.
She seems to be trying to drop her 9 am morning sleep and her 1 pm sleep and have a sleep around 10.30-11 am for 1.5 hours.
The problem is after being awake for one/two hours or so in the morning, she is dead on her feet and often needs a sleep around 7.30 for 40 mins. (Not surprising with the early starts!)
So today I thought maybe if I drop that morning nap she is having, it may help things?!! We managed to get to 10.30am without the nap. Our house is very very cold so I have been rugging her up and leaving the heater on overnight to take the edge of the room. I have also just bought an ergo pouch 3.5 tog bag with arms so that should help.
The problem is that the whole house wakes then and it is taking its toll. I don’t know if we just need to adjust our sleep routine and go to bed earlier and except she is an early riser (she has usually risen around 6.30am which was great) or find a way to solve the problem? And how???!!!!!! Please help!!!