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    Hi, just wondering if there was anything that "worked" in the end?
    I'm really struggling with early wake ups at the moment too. Would love any tips that might help!
    My DD is 20 months, bed at 6:30-7pm, self settles, sometimes one wake up between 12-2am which we either straighten out her bedding and leave her, or bring her into our bed. No matter what, she wakes up between 4-5am for the day. I try not to let her get up until 5:30. She has one day nap at midday of 1.5 hours, but can sleep up to 2.5 hours sometimes. We have a heater on, so it isn't the cold disturbing her. She is in a cot in our room (no option to move her out currently).
    I'm 37 weeks pregnant, I need more sleep!!

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    Age.

    My older two were 5am risers for years and now they wake up between 6-6.30pm at 6&4yo.

    It's just time.

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    Default 5am wake ups!

    The only thing that "worked" fir us with dd1 was time unfortunately. From 14 months of age she woke around 5am, sometimes 445am, NEVER past 6am. At about 2.5 years of age she started sleeping till 6am or later. Occasionally she wakes at 530 still but it's rare, and I can usually convince her to go back to sleep for a bit longer.

    We tried EVERYTHING. In the end, I just went to bed early and embraced the early mornings the best I could.
    There are many positives to being an early bird- chores finished early, nobody at the shops, always first for appointments so no delays etc.....

    Eta: and I started putting her to bed early (6/630) as she woke early so we always had evenings to ourselves which was nice
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    My DS is 6 and a half and still wakes up 5-5.30. I thought when he started school last year things would change, but no. ☹️ waking up when it's dark didn't bother him, putting him to bed later, makes no difference. We're just resigned to going to bed by 9:30.

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    Thanks, at least I now feel like it isn't me letting her down somehow! I was feeling like I had missed some sleep trick at parenting 101...

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    Default 5am wake ups!

    Mad84 - how is the night time routine? How your tot falls asleep and parentally reinforced habits (which can sometimes start with a physical reason such as teething) can be contributors for night waking. Of course there are other possible contributors from timing/length of the day nap to solid intake to temperature (specific room temp) and bedding (fabric, layers etc). Happy to swap ideas if you would like to PM me - of course there are no guarantees however there's no reason why you need to just accept the night waking/let your tot grow out of it in their own time if that doesn't work for you.
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