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    Default Early risers .... 7 and 5 years

    My kids 7 and 5 are kids who go to bed 7.30pm and wake religiously at 5.30 each morning
    Any time they go to bed whether it be 7/8/9 pm
    5.30 is the time they wake

    I'm asking if people have any experience that suggests a lack of protein causes this
    Their not cold or hot
    They've done this from birth!

    They are not huge red meat eaters hence my
    Iron/protein question

    Any suggestions or products I can try would be great. Iron or protein powder or supplement

    They are generally heathy have asthma and take a multivitamin most mornings

    Thanks 🙏🏾

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    I have 2 kids exactly the same, wake at 5:30 each morning. My 7 yo is a huge meat eater (he calls himself a carnivore), so protein certainly isn't the issue for us.
    Someone told me recently that 7/8 is the age that they will start to sleep in, so I am living in hope!

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    Default Early risers .... 7 and 5 years

    I've never heard of that before? My DS (6) has never woken that early (naturally wakes about 7.30) he has plenty of protein and iron rich foods ( not from red meat though - he only eats red meat once a week ) I thought I read having carbs before bed helps you sleep more ?

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    The only thing my DS1 will consistently eat is meat, but he's always been an early riser - 5-6am. No matter what time he goes to bed! He's 4yo now. When we were little my brother used to wake at 4:30am every day, but I'd happily sleep in until 7am. So I think some kids are just early birds!

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    Early risers here too! DD in particular has always been an early riser. Lack of protein doesn't seem to be the cause here. DD is a great eater and DS also eats plenty of protein. What they've eaten doesn't make a difference to their wake up time at all from what I can see.

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    In my experience the only thing that has "cured" my early risers is adolescence.

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    My nephews are early risers, always awake before 5am. They love their red meat and eat lamb chops and steak often. On the other hand my DD is the fussiest eater and barely eats any meat but will happily sleep in until bout 8am. I think some people are just natural early rises or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    In my experience the only thing that has "cured" my early risers is adolescence.
    7/8 years to go in my house then 😬

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilbird View Post
    My kids 7 and 5 are kids who go to bed 7.30pm and wake religiously at 5.30 each morning
    Any time they go to bed whether it be 7/8/9 pm
    5.30 is the time they wake

    I'm asking if people have any experience that suggests a lack of protein causes this
    Their not cold or hot
    They've done this from birth!

    They are not huge red meat eaters hence my
    Iron/protein question

    Any suggestions or products I can try would be great. Iron or protein powder or supplement

    They are generally heathy have asthma and take a multivitamin most mornings

    Thanks 🙏🏾
    My children are the same.

    Their dad was an early riser. I totally blame him. He said he remembers he would get up in the morning before everyone else, put the tv on and wait for everyone else to get up. Every day. I would sleep all day if I could! Have always loved sleep. My kids don't take after me!!

    I feel for you. No advice except I think it's the way some people are but you're not alone.

    Oh and I'm pretty strict with bedtime. As you said it makes no difference to when they wake up so I like to have them in bed and asleep no later than 7.30

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    Default Early risers .... 7 and 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by yadot View Post
    Oh and I'm pretty strict with bedtime. As you said it makes no difference to when they wake up so I like to have them in bed and asleep no later than 7.30
    Same here. If they are going to be up at the crack of dawn regardless they may as well go to bed early then.

    My girls (still young, 4 and 18 months) are up 5/530am. People comment about how they are probably up so early as they go to bed 6/630. No, it's the opposite- as they are up so early I put them to bed early, if that makes sense?!?

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