Lindsey - posted on 12/23/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My sons "normal" wake time is between 7:00 and 8:00 am and up until a few weeks ago, he never deviated from it. Lately he has been waking up extremely early (5:00am or earlier) ready to start his day. It doesn't happen every day, but enough to concern me.
He doesn't cry when he wakes up. He just does his normal morning routine. He calls for me, then he calls for dad, then he talks to himself and starts calling for me again.
We've tried everything. We've rocked him, left him alone in his crib, brought him into our bed. Nothing works, and we end up having to get up and start our day super-early.
Add this to the fact that he rarely naps (I would say only an afternoon nap twice a week if we're lucky) and I am concerned that he isn't getting enough sleep.
Have you gone through this with your little one? What do you think could be causing this? Do you think I should be concerned? What should I do to remedy this? Any ideas?
I should note that his bedtime has not changed (he goes down between 7:30 and 8:00).