does he still have 2 day sleeps? I found once DS moved to 1 sleep, he slept in much longer in the morning. you could try pushing his morning nap later, it may help push his whole day a bit later. So if he's going down for his morning nap at 8, slowly push it to 9-9.30. You could even try this if he only has one nap, i'm guessing he goes down pretty early if he's waking up at that time!
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04-12-2011 08:04 #14
It's horrible isn't it?! I thought I succesfully pushed my DS out until 5-5.30 a few weeks back but now he is back to waking up at 4 Just goes to show how everchanging their sleep habbits are. He is also a fairly "good" night sleeper...just early waker.
Waking up and seeing 6am on the clock is my idea of heaven at the moment.
04-12-2011 13:07 #15
My daughter has gone through periods like that. The only thing I can suggest is you treat it like a night feed. Maybe try a diluted bottle or water, don't leave his bedroom. Keep things dark and quiet and try putting him back down in 45 to an hour. This has worked for my DD. usually takes a few days to a week. Teaching him that it's still night time. Goodluck, you must be exhausted! Failing that maybe you could look at sleep schools in your area before he gets too old
04-12-2011 13:23 #16
Fearless I do also try pushing his morning nap out as far as I can. I think though he might be ready for one nap a day - I've been thinking this for a while actually but I think I might try the wake-to-sleep method first as it is soo nice him having two naps a day.
If it's just how it is and he wakes at 4am I'll just have to deal with it - really DS has gone from being the worst sleeper ever to being pretty good so I'm trying not to be greedy and expect a perfect sleeper! At least I get a decent chunk of sleep in a row these days.
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04-12-2011 13:46 #17Senior Member
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If your LO wakes up too early and is blatantly tired can yout get them up then put them back down about 60 mins later?
At times mine (18months) wakes with the sun, before 5!!! Neither he nor I are happy about it ( we ar not before 6 kind of people) but we just can't get straight back to sleep. So we get up, startr the day. He's so cranky within an hour that I can almost always but his back to sleep for an hour or two. And then I can go back to sleep as well!
But I do agree that you can teach them that it's night time and they learn that you cannot get up with the birds, but it's blo0dy hard work.
04-12-2011 14:17 #18
Both my kids rise really early. I think the birds in the reserve across the road start around 4.30!!! Sometimes I wonder if double glazing is the key??
My DS seems to rise at 5ish if he hasn't fed in the night. However, he sometimes wakes for a feed around 10/11 and if that happens, he'll sleep later - till about 6/6.30.
I know the books like babybliss don't recommend a dream feed at this age but it could be worth a try to fill his belly for that little bit of extra sleep...
04-12-2011 14:20 #19
Or you could go with it. It took a while, but once I took motice of how beautiful the sunrise is I really enjoyed being outside by 5am to see it and listen to the lorikeets in our tree.
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