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    I also want to add that I have never heard a lack of protein leads to early rising. If it were that easy a fix I'm sure we would know about it!
    If they have been like that forever I suggest it's just unfortunately the way they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    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?!?
    Makes perfect sense to me!

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    I think you just have morning people. lol. I do aswell. We are up at 530am and that doesnt even change with daylight saving beginning or ending. They just naturally wake at that time. If I keep them up late then they still wake up at 530 and are just grumpier in the day.
    ABC2 starts at 5am, which I think is a sign we are not alone....

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    I think it's just little people., mine are the same, they are 7 & 5. They eat plenty of protein.

    Must admit I quite like it, it means we are usually ready to face the day quite cheerily.

    Does suck on public holidays though, when I'd really like a sleep in!

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    I have been an early riser my whole life...even through my teenage years. On my days off I'd rather get up at 5am and go for a run over sleeping in until 8am. It's just me...as a kid I used to watch tv and get sooooo bored waiting for my family to wake up. My dad is an early riser so if he wasn't at work we'd go fora bike ride together.
    I don't think it has to do with their diet at all.

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    Ds1 has been an early riser since he was born. No matter what time he goes to be bed he's up at about 6. 7-7:30 if we're lucky.
    Ds2 gets up early since moving for some reason.
    Dd loves her sleep ins. She'll be up somewhere between 8 and 10 on the weekends and school holidays. It was 10:45 this morning.

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    Early risers here too. DD (5.5yo) is up between 5:30-6am. DS (2.5yo) wakes at the same time if he's had a half decent sleep but his sleep is a bit of a disaster so he does sometimes sleep longer if he's in bed with me or has had a particularly terrible night.

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    5:30am is fairly normal for little ones, as they are going to sleep as the sun goes down and waking up as the sun rises - just like our ancestors. My friend taught her early riser DS to read a digital clock. He was told that he can play in his room quietly until 6:30am and then he's allowed to wake up his parents. Maybe you could try something like that with your 2?

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    If it's been their natural wake up time since birth OP I'd say protein intake probably has nothing to do with it
    I do think people (and little people) have their own body clock. My dd has pretty much always woken between 7:30-8 since a few months old (21 months now). It just seems to be the natural time she wakes. If I didn't have to get up for anything my natural wake up would be around 8-8:30, DH is around 7.
    Sounds like your little people are set to 5:30. You probably can't change it. You could try a gro clock which turns blue to yellow at a set time and say to them if it's blue they can't leave their room yet or need to play quietly til it turns yellow. At 5 and 7 they can probably tell time on a digital clock so you could use that too.

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    Default Early risers .... 7 and 5 years

    Put them to bed at 7.
    Separate them if they are in the same room.
    Get a gro clock.

    My eldest (almost 9) is the same but not that early. She wakes at 6/6:30 every day. If she wakes before 6 she has to stay in bed (unless she needs the toilet) and try to go back to sleep. If she wakes after 6 she is allowed to read a book in bed.
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