DS (11mths) always goes to bed at 7pm and used to wake anywhere from 6.30am onwards - fine, no problems.
For the past 2 weeks though, he wakes at around 5.30am and won't go back to sleep in his cot no matter what I try. Occasionally he'll go back to sleep with me in bed, but usually he thinks it's party time. It's not!!!
I'm currently pregnant with no#2 and these early mornings are killing me. Not to mention DS is definitely still tired because he's grumpy until his morning sleep now. Also he's been taking about 45mins to go to sleep, which used to be 10mins.
He only sleeps twice during the day for 1.5hrs each. He certainly isn't ready to drop to 1 sleep yet (neither am I ).
Any advice I can try? Please?!
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09-08-2012 10:05 #1
Early waking & still tired
09-08-2012 10:09 #2
We had the same problem and we did drop to one sleep. Then he started sleeping in longer. He probably is needing those two day sleeps to make up for his short night sleep.
Although we had a 5.30 start here today (I let him have a long map yesterday) and I'm a zombie. Definitely going to bed when he does today.
09-08-2012 10:10 #3
Is he warm? I think that's about the coldest time throughout the night.
09-08-2012 12:19 #4
We leave the central heating on 19 overnight, so that should be warm enough I think??
When you transitioned to 1 day sleep, how did you do that? DS is always ready for bed by 9.30-10am at latest so can't see how I'd push that out longer at the moment.
09-08-2012 12:40 #5
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09-08-2012 13:06 #6
Wow, I seriously thought I had the luxury of 2 sleeps for a little while longer yet. Damn damn damn!!
09-08-2012 13:14 #7Senior Member
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I found when my DS dropped to one sleep it was great as I could go out more and plan my day better so its not all bad!
09-08-2012 15:36 #8
10-08-2012 14:00 #9
Give it a week or two in case it's a phase.
21-08-2012 08:23 #10
Early waking & still tired
I'm using a book called content baby by Gina ford. She goes through this with a case study of a child who wakes at 530 everyday. It turned out it was because there was cracks of light coming through the curtains so the child would wake up and realise it's morning because it was light outside that he could see. If you black out his room completely they think it's night and resettle themselves. Maybe give that a go?
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