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    Default What time do you wake up to your toddler - 'not morning people'!

    Curious for those who struggle to get out of bed in the morning....

    What time do you wake up?

    My 4 year old son can wake up from anywhere between 5:30 and 7:00 (rarely....typical!)

    I take medication that is quite sedating and would happily sleep til 9 if I could but obviously can't do this with a toddler.

    Regardless of what time your child wakes, when do you rise? I'm sure there are the lucky few who's child sleeps in but do you rise early anyway?

    I want to know what is a good time to aim to get up and get organised for the day, get Kindy lunch ready, kids ready, breakfast etc etc?

    Thank you :-)

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    Hi,
    I have 4 kids, 2 at school (7&10) and 2 at home (5&2). All my children are up by 7. I usually do as much as I can the night before, having clothes ready, lunch boxes partly done (I always make sandwiches in the morning though).
    I always have my 2 year old in with me anywhere from midnight to about 5am .
    My sleep ins consist of me sleeping til 7-730 if he's still asleep.
    The older ones will watch tv or play the iPad til then

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    Ds1 usually wakes between 430-530 so I get up then, and if dd isn't awake I wake her at 7.

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    My toddler usually wakes around 7:00 which I find to early! I try and encourage her to come snuggle with me. My 5 month old and almost 5 year old will happily sleep in.

    DD1 is at school. If it is just me at home with the 3 girls getting up at 7:40 is doable if ive packed her lunch the night before and the girls are being cooperative. School starts at 9:05 and We usually get to school with a minute to spare before the bell lol.

    If we don't have to be anywhere I let everybody sleep for as long as they like.

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    Miss4 is not a morning person, and from 2yo if she doesn't have anything on, I'll let her sleep until 10am.

    However, currently that is only possible on Saturday and Monday, as she has morning activities every other day. She is always very tired and grumpy when woken early in the morning.

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    About 8:30 - 9...sometimes later

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    I also take medication that is quite sedating(for restless legs) both boys are up awake from 5-6.30am and I'm so not a morning person after years of this medication. Luckily I have a great partner who does a lot with the boys in mornings (shower, Breakfast) and I do much as I can the night before, having clothes ready etc. I'm up at 7am to take over, over the years getting myself into getting up at the same time has helped with with sleeping/waking routine also.

    Good Luck

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    Since DS dropped his nap he sleeps till 7.30 minimum. Yesterday it was 8.45

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    I am NOT a morning person and would sleep thru it entirely if i could. Before kids, i naturally woke around 11am (but go to bed till 4am).

    DD took some training, but now knows she's not to come in to wake me until she hears my alarm at 7am.

    DS is a young toddler, and used to wake at around 5 or 6 each morning, but i now put a few toys at the end of his cot before i go to bed and he'll wake and play happily until we get up at 7am.

    I make sandwiches and slices/snacks once a week and freeze them, so each morning its just grab & go.

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    I'm not sure what time my kids wake to be honest. I'm guessing 6-7:30
    My daughter has a clock in her room and isn't allowed up till 7. If she wakes earlier she just needs to lay quietly.
    When she gets up she opens my sons door to get him out. When I leave his door open he goes to the fridge and eats yogurt, cheese or biscuits from the cupboard.

    I have my alarm set for 8 and that gives me a hour to get lunch packed and dressed to take DD to school.


 

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