Lisa - posted on 10/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
Lately my son has taken to waking up at 5:30 am or a little later. He used to wake up around 7. I think this early rising started when he had an ear infection, but he's almost done with his antibiotics and I feel like he's gotten used to this routine, even though I put him in the crib at 7:30 pm. I try letting him cry in the morning, but it seems like he's really awake. I really don't like it. Is there anything I can do? I had read that it was recommended to try waking him a half hour earlier than the time he's waking up and then let him go back to sleep, and that this will ruin this new routine he's started. This was from that book from the Baby Whisperer. Has anyone actually tried this? I could also put him to bed a bit earlier at night (I think if I did a later bedtime he'd still wake up at the same time). What do you guys think?