How can I get Evie to sleep past 6am??

Cathy - posted on 11/05/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Our little Evie wakes at 6am every day. Have tried putting her to bed a little later, but this doesnt work. Any one else having this problem?

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My 11 month old wakes up when the sun comes up. Any time between 6am and 7am. No matter what time I out him to bed. I have vertical blinds in front of his windows AND one of those heavy curtains with rubber backing to block the sunlight. It doesn't do a thing. But than again, we live close to a regional airport and have Boeing 737's flying in from 6am onwards. Maybe that wakes him, who knows. I just got used to it. I now go to bed a little earlier.

Heidi - posted on 11/13/2010

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After she falls asleep put her favorite toy in the crib so that she can play with it when she wakes up. My son still wakes early, but he doesn't wake up the rest of us. Often my older children will be up and off to school before he gets fussy. He was breast feed, but is on a cup now. He only drinks at meal time, and eats 3 meals a day ( mostly table food).

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Cathy - posted on 11/26/2010

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placing the toy in cot is a great idea. will try. Thanks to all for replying. Glad I'm not the only one up super early!

Mary - posted on 11/22/2010

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mine wakes up at 6 am too, but i give him a bottle without turning on the light and he goes back to sleep for a few hours.

Jackie - posted on 11/22/2010

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we had the same issue with our son preston. my mother in law bought him a heart beat bear and we just sneak in his room and turn it on when he starts whinning in the morning. it usually puts him right back to sleep. its suppose to make them feel like they are back in the womb.

Jaana - posted on 11/20/2010

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I see a pattern here... why are you put your baby to sleep at 6pm???? Our baby is sleeping 9pm and wakes up 9am. As Ambers baby. I liked Ambers solution, it's worthy to try if you don't want to wake up that early. Or like many said just start you day then and get into bed earlier. Either way, hope you get enough rest yourself. It's important so that you can enjoy fully the time with your baby. They grow up so fast.

Michelle - posted on 11/17/2010

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Our little'un is up between 6 and 7 each day - often near 6. It doesn't matter what time he goes to bed. Some kids just get up early - 7 days a week. I'm sorry to say that you may need to stop seeing this as a problem and just go with it. One of the things I've learned with sleep training is to have realistic expectations. For us that's getting up once per night (not 4 times). Sleeping past 6 may just not be realistic for your Evie.

Catherine - posted on 11/14/2010

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with my daughter i tried cutting out her after supper nap and she now gets up between 7-8.

Amber - posted on 11/14/2010

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A good thing to do is make sure the bedroom is dark all night..no night lights..and those heavy curtains that don't let light through!

We put our daughter in her crib at 9 and she sleeps til 8:30-9 am...this might help..also maybe give your daughter a quick diaper change through the night!!! good luck!!

Since your daughter is used to sleeping at from 6 - 6, it is going to take a LONG time for her to get used to something else!! All you need to do is add a half hour to her nightly schedule until she gets used to it and is not too cranky and then add another half our again waiting for her to get used to the schedule....its going to probably take you a few months, but it is definitely worth it :)

Kim - posted on 11/13/2010

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My two get up between 5-6am every morning too so I feel your pain. I work 3rd shift so it doesn't really affect me, except for the fact I go days without sleep. They go to bed between 530-6pm, but even if i put them to bed later they still get up at the same time. So i keep their bedtime as it is, and they sleep through the night and are well rested and ready to go, so i'm not going to mess with it right now. I'm hoping as they grow they will start wanting to sleep later.

User - posted on 11/09/2010

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I would agree and say most kids are just early birds and are up really early. That is why my little boy goes down at 7pm because I know he will be up no later than 6am. I have a 5 year old daughter and she is just now starting to sleep in until 8am but her normal wake up time is 7am...so unfortunately i dont offer any hope for the years to come either lol.

Tiziana - posted on 11/09/2010

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My son also wakes up around 6 but 98% of the time I give him his bottle and he goes back to sleep for another hour or more.

Jo - posted on 11/08/2010

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majority of kids are just early birds - thats just the way it goes - unfortunately for us ;)
i'm happy if my 11mth old sleeps till 6!! he has the past few mornings - but sometimes it may even be 5.30am. i've also tried putting him to bed later (he goes to sleep at 7pm) but he still wakes up early and is just whingey cause he's had less sleep.
i just get him up when he wakes and start the day. (altho if he wakes before 5.30am, i do try and resettle and sometimes he might sleep for a short while).
my hubby&i just go to bed earlier so we can get some decent sleep.

Sarah - posted on 11/07/2010

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I have tried all sorts, as my little one also wakes at 6am every morning. I've tried putting her to bed later in the evening, but it makes no difference - just means she gets less sleep than she would normally and she's more cranky during the day. So I've just come to accept that 6am is the start of our day and it makes things a lot less stressful. I put her down between 6-6.30pm and she sleeps until 6am (maybe waking once for a feed, although she's teething at the mo, so sometimes more often).

Summer - posted on 11/06/2010

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Yes and we have tried the same I think it is an internal baby clock. Sorry I have no suggestions, except to get up with them.

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