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    I loved it when my ds slept 9pm to 9am. When he started religiously waking at 7am I moved bedtime forward so I could at least have some chill time in the evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Yep.

    It stuffs the day up when they sleep too late. Plus we leave the house at 6.10am on daycare days and sleeping in on other days screws them and me around.

    Ice in their pjs is also useful
    you got to be taking the p1ss!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Yep.

    It stuffs the day up when they sleep too late. Plus we leave the house at 6.10am on daycare days and sleeping in on other days screws them and me around.

    Ice in their pjs is also useful

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
    I'm also assuming you're joking.
    Please tell me you do not put ice down your baby's pj's to get them out of bed? Or throw cold, wet face washers at their faces?? Poor kids.



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    We aim for 7pm bedtime for DD2 & DS. Often after pre-school DD2 is asking to go to bed at 630.
    DD1 bedtime is 730 or 8 on weekends.
    We usually get them to bed within 10mins or so of bedtime.

    They all wake 730am mostly though occasionally the younger 2 sleep till 8.

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    DS (16m) is usually in bed 6:30-7pm. Usually sleeps to anywhere between 7 and 8:30, depending on if he woke for a bottle overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    dd and ds both goto sleep around 6:30-7. both waking around the same time on a good night DS will sleep though on a bad night he will wake for a feed and dd will have a night terror/teething. Waking 7:30amish. DD used to sleep until 8:30am I think I need to cut back her day sleeps. Shes 15m and still has 3!!! lol
    Also, really? 3 day sleeps at 15 months? She would hardly ever be awake!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    I wasn't saying seriously due to you waking them up at 6am...it's the cold washer thrown on their faces, and the ice in their pj's that I find...well quite shocking to be honest. What's wrong with just using your voice? I've had to wake my kids before, and a simple little shake and saying their name works. If it doesn't, I just pick them up out of bed and give them a bit of a cuddle and they wake. I don't understand why you're choosing such harsh methods to wake your girls.
    Sorry, I generally enjoy your posts and agree with you, but this just doesn't sit well with me at all. I think it's quite cruel if I'm honest and you don't strike me as a cruel person.
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    you got to be taking the p1ss!?
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post
    I'm also assuming you're joking.
    Please tell me you do not put ice down your baby's pj's to get them out of bed? Or throw cold, wet face washers at their faces?? Poor kids.



    Me 32, He 35, DS 14, DD 2
    It really doesnt phase me if bh disapprove of my methods. I parent the way I want, but I will elaborate for those that are freaking out.

    First I call them, then turn the lights on, put radio on, take covers off and lastly I use a wet face washer and pop in on their faces to rouse them if they are being silly. I need them up and dressed by 6am everyday winter/summer.

    I wake dh up with an ice cube in his pjs and the kids thought that was hilarious so now if their afternoon sleep is going too long I put an ice cube under their chin. If I've had a late one then dh sends the girls into my room with ice cubes to put in my pjs.



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    QUOTE=Rose&Aurelia;7950214]It really doesnt phase me if bh disapprove of my methods. I parent the way I want, but I will elaborate for those that are freaking out.

    First I call them, then turn the lights on, put radio on, take covers off and lastly I use a wet face washer and pop in on their faces to rouse them if they are being silly. I need them up and dressed by 6am everyday winter/summer.

    I wake dh up with an ice cube in his pjs and the kids thought that was hilarious so now if their afternoon sleep is going too long I put an ice cube under their chin. If I've had a late one then dh sends the girls into my room with ice cubes to put in my pjs.



    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.[/QUOTE]

    It's nice to know that a cold washer/ ice isn't the first thing you go to, butit's still not okay. My kids would laugh if I put ice in DH's pj's too...he wouldn't though. It's cruel and so unnecessary. I really hope you re-think your methods. If they don't wake up with lights and radio on then start a couple of minutes earlier so they have a bit longer to wake up gently, or put them to bed 30 minutes earlier so they've had adequate sleep and can wake. Sorry but what you're doing isn't okay. It's not about dissaproval from bh land, it's about it not being okay. It worries me that you and your husband see nothing wrong with this...I wonder how it came about that you both decided this was a fine thing to do to your kids and each other.

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    Oh CTFD people a cold washer is hardly child abuse and those of you who "know" R&A know she is hardly a child abuser.

    I love sleep wake up cuddles myself but each to their own. It's not abuse and not even "not ok". She doesn't chuck a bucket of ice over them FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Oh CTFD people a cold washer is hardly child abuse and those of you who "know" R&A know she is hardly a child abuser.

    I love sleep wake up cuddles myself but each to their own. It's not abuse and not even "not ok". She doesn't chuck a bucket of ice over them FFS.

    CTFD
    No need for all the swearing. If this was a friend telling me that's how they wake their kids I would say the same to them as I have to R&A. I think it's okay to question someone on a parenting method that doesn't sit well with you. It's often the advice given here for people with concerns about a parenting choice that is questionable...call the parent out on it, and tell them that it's not okay. That's all I'm doing. I'm actually trying to do it in the nicest way possible. Perhaps it's not abuse, but if someone put ice down my pj's to wake me up I'd be beyond mad.


 

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