Taryn - posted on 04/27/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son used to sleep so well, even when we moved him out of his cot and into a big bed, he used to go to sleep at 7pm and wake at about 5am (not ideal, but he was sleeping through at least). Recently he's been waking up between midnight and 2am and crawling into bed with us, we take him back to his bed and sometimes he goes right back to sleep, but other times he's persistent and keeps getting out of his bed and crawling into ours. Some nights we are both just too exhausted to keep up the fight and he sleeps in our bed until the morning. I can see this is already becoming a bad habit, especially since tonight when I told him it was bedtime he ran to our bed and lay down. We've tried putting him in bed earlier and later to see if this helps, but no matter what time he goes to bed, he's waking at the same time. Some early mornings he doesn't even get into bed with us, but stands next to me and says 'wakey wakey mommy, wakey wakey mommy' I tell him I want to sleep and he says 'no no no no no mommy, wakey wakey'. I'm laughing as I type this cause it is quite comical. Thankfully we have no trouble getting him to sleep in the first place, it's just the early morning visits we're really struggling with. Has anyone else had this problem? How did you sort it out?