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LO is always ready for bed at 7:30pm.
She wakes everyday at 5am! Ugh!
I am so jealous of all of you that have LO's that sleep til 7!!!! I wish!
Yikes, that's rough. DS wakes up between 6:30 and 7 and I think that's early lol.
Before you're jealous of me, though, he didn't STTN until he was 16 months old, so I got mine.
MrsWindyCity:DS was up between 5-6 (usually 5:30) for like the first 16 months of his life. I would just leave him there (because he wasn't crying or anything) but he never fell back asleep. Around 18m, he sort of pushed his bedtime back on his own, so his wakeup time also got pushed about an hour. So, he's usually up around 6:30. Which is still early, but I will take it. I think he's slept past 7 twice in his entire life, lol.
This. We actually have been going through a few weeks of 7-8am wakeups. Until this morning when he was up at 5:30. Probably because he got a whopping 16 hours of total sleep yesterday between nighttime and nap.
He's cutting 2 year molars (2 in and 2 to go) and I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. All other teeth = weeks and weeks of 5-6am wakeups.
KBratt1:Does she nap during the day? Both my kids have always been on my schedule. They don't go to bed til 11pm-12am & wake around noonish! DS is only 4mo so he does eat in there once BUT goes immediately back to sleep. I have made a point to keep them up later so they will sleep later because I am NOT a morning person!
Not to be rude or snarky but as a teacher this is my first thought. How are you (or them for that matter) going to function when they start school?
Sorry to say, DS is almost 3 yo and still wakes up almost every day at 5am and needs to go to bed early too about 7:30 pm . Both my husband and I work so we have just arranged our schedules around it (we both start work at 7am, M-F). DS will sometimes go until 6 or 6:30am on the weekend and it feels like paradise.
I know if we needed to we could probably shift his schedule at little if we tried, like maybe in bed by 8:30pm and up at 6:00am. But I guess he is just an early to rise/early to bed kind of kid. I guess the plus is being able to have more time in the evening with DH and also having an almost 3 yo that will still take a near 3 hour nap on weekend afternoons.
I'm right there with you! My LO goes to bed anywhere from 8:15 to 10:00 at night, and he wakes up between 5-5:45 nearly every.single.day.
Both of my kids are/were early risers. DS #1 woke up at 5:30am until around the time he turned 2, and now DD does the same. I am hoping that she will start sleeping later.
Here are some things that have worked for us:
White noise machine
Room darkening shades
Try putting your LO to bed a little later. You have to do it in 15 minute increments a d go very slowly or it will backfire and make your kid totally cranky (so try 7:45 bedtime for one whole week, then move to 8pm. I would not go much later than 8pm)
GL! It totally sucks! DH and I take turns sleeping in on the weekends to survive
DS wakes up around 5:00-5:30 every single day for the last 2 months. He's also been getting tooth after tooth though, so my theory is that he's so tired that he's able to sleep through the teething pain for the majority of the night. But when early morning comes and he gets into a lighter sleep, it starts to bother him more and wakes him up. Now whether that's actually the case, I have no idea, lol. But it at least gives me hope that it will end at some point!
DD was also an early riser when she was younger, but now will sleep until 6:30-7 most days.
Mine is up from 5-6, but that is when I am up. We have to leave for daycare by 6:20, so it works for us.