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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Ha this is a total pet peeve of mine when everyone says the kids get up early because I put them to bed so early. No, I put them to bed early because they get up early regardless!
    Totally agree - I've experimented with this so much over the years - keeping them up in the hopes that they will get up later in the morning - nope! No matter what time they get to bed, they're up at 6.30 am at the latest, it just means they're tired and grouchy all day. I make sure they're in bed by 6.30 pm (ages 5 & 7), which is the earliest in our circle but works for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    what temp is her room? a small heater (one of those oil/column ones is great) or gro bag ad suggested above would keep her toasty and hopefully sleeping later. you guys are in qld so i’ve no idea what it’s like there around 4:30-5am but in melb that’s when the temps really drop so it could well be she’s waking as she’s a bit cold.

    glad you got a bit of a “sleep in” today til 5:30am
    She’s I’m a 1tog bag and bonds zippy,
    It was as 23 in there this morning. Brisbane is headed for 36 today and minimums of 18/19. I don’t think she is cold.

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    I dunno @turquoisecoast I find the idea of my dds being up until 830/9pm on a regular basis far more horrifying than an early start plus on school mornings/nights it would be a total nightmare here.

    ETA: I’m usually in bed shortly after 9pm myself! I very much look forward to them going to bed! As much as I complain about early rising- particularly on weekends- it really works much better for us than having night owls and I definitely try to see the positives. I just wish most days it wasn’t *so* early... 6am would be perfect
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    My kids were all early risers when they were little. DS was particularly bad. He was up at the tiniest hint of daylight. The only cure was teenage hormones. Then it was like waking the dead to get him up for school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I dunno @turquoisecoast I find the idea of my dds being up until 830/9pm on a regular basis far more horrifying than an early start plus on school mornings/nights it would be a total nightmare here.

    ETA: I’m usually in bed shortly after 9pm myself! I very much look forward to them going to bed! As much as I complain about early rising- particularly on weekends- it really works much better for us than having night owls and I definitely try to see the positives.
    he won’t go down any earlier! i think once he drops the midday sleep he will go to bed earlier. i hope so anyway. a girl in my mother’s group had her eldest going to bed 10/10:30 each night they cut out the midday nap and she now goes to bed 9-9:30pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    he won’t go down any earlier! i think once he drops the midday sleep he will go to bed earlier. i hope so anyway. a girl in my mother’s group had her eldest going to bed 10/10:30 each night they cut out the midday nap and she now goes to bed 9-9:30pm
    I think little kids are either one or the other and fighting it is futile- you can make little adjustments here and there but ultimately it’s easier for the parents to adjust. I tried so hard with dd1 but got nowhere, so dd2’s early starts slotted right in.

    I’d much prefer the early riser so in that regards I’m happy. But still, before 5am is just taking the p1ss.

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    Agree on adding an extra layer. Our bedroom has been 22 the last few nights and I have DS in a singlet, long sleeve bodysuit and a 2.5tog ergo pouch onesie thing and he is perfect - he was also waking early cold in a 1 tog bag, I thought 2.5 tog was too warm but he is sleeping much better in it.

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    I have a teenager who gets up at 5.20am to exercise before school...forever an early riser that one. Only now instead of getting up and wanting to eat/play/watch tv, it's get up, get dressed and ready and off to the gym with either DH or I. So, you know...this could be your future 🤣😜

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I have a teenager who gets up at 5.20am to exercise before school...forever an early riser that one. Only now instead of getting up and wanting to eat/play/watch tv, it's get up, get dressed and ready and off to the gym with either DH or I. So, you know...this could be your future 🤣
    I was always an early waker around 530 but 430 is killing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivyninja View Post
    Agree on adding an extra layer. Our bedroom has been 22 the last few nights and I have DS in a singlet, long sleeve bodysuit and a 2.5tog ergo pouch onesie thing and he is perfect - he was also waking early cold in a 1 tog bag, I thought 2.5 tog was too warm but he is sleeping much better in it.
    I’m useless with this but that seems like far to much for Brisbane. I wore summer pjs and had the fan on with just the sheet last night.

    She’s been wearing the same thing since before the dodgy sleep.


 

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