DD has always been an early riser.
She is awake most mornings at 4.30/5. Never later than 5.
For the past week we have been trying a later bed time- 7.30, two nights she went to bed at 8pm (before she was going down at 6.30 which we bought was contributing to the early wake up)
Every day she has woke at 4.30/5
She also wakes through the night but will go back down
By school pick up each day she is exhausted. We have her enrolled in swimming and in a gymnastics after school. These activities start at 4pm which I don't think is unreasonable and are things she enjoys at weekends. When she's not tired.
But she cries and makes such a fuss. So even though I've paid for the term and I don't think I'm going to be able to get a refund I think I'm going to have to pull her out. They don't have weekend classes available.
I'm so frustrated. She is just so tired and I don't know how to get her to sleep for longer in the mornings.
It's dark until around 7am and cold where we live and there is no noise in the house.
Any ideas on how to encourage her to sleep longer? I'm reluctant to try an 8.30 bedtime because I feel like surely that's too late for a 5 year old who wakes up so early?!
Has anyone tried a glo clock for this age?