Please help! I'm at my wits end. DS2 has always been a bad sleeper. Now he has settled on some time between 4.15 and 4.45 as the best time to start his day. He's 16 months old
He is really inconsistent with his napping, usually has about 2 hours either in one or two naps anywhere between 8.30 am and 2 pm. He goes to bed at 7pm. We have tried putting him to bed earlier and later but nothing shifts him.
Not sure what else to try, I'm exhausted and half the time so is he!
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18-09-2012 05:23 #1
4.15 am wake up call
18-09-2012 05:29 #2
No advice but my DS is the same, 4am on the dot every single morning.
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18-09-2012 05:50 #3
Less than 3 weeks until daylight savings starts and I'm hoping that 5am starts for my DS2 become 6am starts and a lot more acceptable. I just hope he doesn't adjust his clock! I've tried all the things that are supposed to cause early rising....too cold, adjusting day sleeps and bedtime, feeding him later, etc etc but nothing. Plus, once they wake so early it is almost impossible to get back on track with their day routine because everything is so out of whack. I feel your pain!
18-09-2012 18:35 #4
Thanks ladies. It's still horrible but it's nice to know I'm not alone!
25-09-2012 22:10 #5
Have you tried giving a feed ( bottle/breast) what ever your doing? Our DD is a terribly inconsistent sleeper and on the days she wakes extremely early I get her up get a bottle lay her in my bed she drinks it and will go back to sleep almost immediately after, then I just transfer her back to her cot only because she's a wiggly sleep and scared she will fall off our bed! Give it a go it, can't hurt??
26-09-2012 05:54 #6
My dd is 20 months and is up between 4-5 everyday. It sucks!!!!!!
26-09-2012 06:34 #7
We're now waking up at 5.30am, for a week I kept returning him to his bed while saying it's not time to get up, it is time to go to bed. After a week he just started sleeping longer.
26-09-2012 07:22 #8Senior Member
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My 18 month would do this so now he has zero day sleeps which does not bother me as his brother doesn't either . Sometimes there are days where he may fall asleep in the car or on sofa and then I just put him in bed , but now mostly he sleeps 12 hrs with a wake up here and there but he will stay in bed until 7- 7-30 in the morning now.
01-10-2012 18:57 #9
01-10-2012 19:22 #10
I've had this issue with my boys since they were born. Never really slept much.
As a general rule, I've discovered during 'normal' time, they go to bed early (they're asleep right now) and wake up early. At the moment thanks to their Gro Clock I have them sleeping in til 5:30. (And yes- that's a sleep in!)
During Day light savings, they won't go to sleep until 9:00-9:30 (I know, I HATE it! And that is with a lot of reminders from Mum and Dad to go to sleep!) despite their 8:00pm bedtime. However, they will sleep until about 6:30 in the morning.
The interesting thing is, whenever they stay at my Mums house, she can settle them back to sleep again in the mornings, until 7:30-8am whereas when I try it, they just. will. not. They've learnt that I'll let them up early and that's that. Nan makes them sleep, so they do.
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