Hahaha I don't think I'll have a choice, my bub will be an early bird whether they want to be or not, since my others are up before 5 every day. I do need to work on quite how early it is getting though. 3.45am this morning was just stupid. And it wasn't like he was just stirring and I could have gotten him back to sleep, he was fully up and wide awake. It seems to be getting earlier and earlier
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29-07-2015 12:46 #53Senior Member
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I bet your 5 year old sleeps more overnight (be at an early bed time or a later morning) when she starts school. The idea of a 3 and 5 year old having a 1.5-2hr nap every day blows my mind. Regular day naps were a thing of the past by 2 years old at the absolute latest here.
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29-07-2015 12:58 #55
DS has always risen for the day at approx 5am, although it has sometimes been as early as 4am and the latest is around 6am. He has slept till 7am twice in his little life and I wish I knew how to get him to do it again! We've recently dropped to one nap a day and it has had no bearing on the issue either 😤
I was coping with it for a while but not so much these days and have started taking him back to bed with me and hoping for the best. Some days we get a win and he'll go back to sleep with me until around 730.
Unfortunately though most days we are up at ridiculous o'clock.
29-07-2015 13:37 #56
DSS wakes constantly during the night and if he wakes after 4.30 am, he is done for the night. He sits up and plays with his toys... waking his sister and us in the meantime.
He is not allowed to leave his bed until 7am now, as he will sometimes go back to sleep (RARE). Mainly because if he has woken us and we see him, he may not survive the day.
It's really annoying as he is exhausted by 11am, and we can't do anything because he is such a sook!
He does the same at his mothers so she gets him to go into her bed... He's nearly 8 FFS! He won't learn to sleep properly that way. She doesn't care.
ETA: at least he goes to bed without a fuss in the evenings. We tried making his bed time later but it didn't change anything. So it's bed at 7.30 now, which he complains about (so does his mother) but if he's up at 4.30 tough. DSD never complains, though it is unfair on her to go to bed early when she will sleep in, but he wakes her so she needs it too.
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29-07-2015 17:24 #59
All kids are different.
DD1 stopped napping every day at 3yo but slept every other day.
DS stopped napping at 26 months and would only fall asleep in the car. By age 3 I didn't want him to nap as he'd be up until late
DD2 is 2.5 and still naps every day. I love the break but I am looking forward to the day that she doesn't nap anymore as I look forward to being able to go out for the day and not rush home for naps.
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