Sleep..

Kris - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hey guys, my son is 14 months old & is a VERY early riser.

He goes to bed at approx 7pm but wakes up between 5 & 5.30am..

Its killing me lol, I need some more sleep.

Any suggestions on how I could get him to sleep in a bit longer ???

He is still having 2 naps during the day, perhaps I need to try and cut back on one of them ?? What do you think ?

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Leslie - posted on 05/25/2009

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I feel your pain, My son is 16 months and still napping twice a day, he's in bed by 830 and up around 5 or 6 am. He cannot make it throught the day with only one nap, we've tried. It's so frustrating because my older kids keep me from sleeping during the day, and they were always good sleepers. At least until 730am. They napped when I wanted them to and they sleep good at night. Who knows...they are all different.

Connie - posted on 05/24/2009

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thats cool...your welcome..My kids too go to bed at 7-7:30 i just got outta nap time with my daughter, she seems to be ready to sleep and sleeps in til 7am which is cool with me, cuz I just put her in my bed and she falls right back to sleep..

Kris - posted on 05/24/2009

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Hey Guys, Thanks for your help.

I think Im going to cut out one of his naps. He wakes 5/530am and is napping again at about 830/9am (obviously a little sleepy still from waking up so early) and then naps again at about 2... So... I was thinking if I try and postpone the early nap til lunch time, he may not want his 2pm nap... and HOPEFULLY he will sleep a bit longer.

I read somewhere that he should be having about 11-12 hours of sleep at night.. How long do your kids sleep for ??

Connie, As for his 'bedtime routine' its perfect (lol, well I think so), he has his bath, has a bottle & then falls asleep in his cot on his own. The only problem is the 5am wake ups lol.. No one likes waking up when its still dark :)

I think Ill keep the 7pm bed time, as Mayssa said, Its nice to have some 'ME' time at the end of the day!!

Thanks again for all of your help :)

Connie - posted on 05/24/2009

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I think you outta lay off one nap, but make his naps earlier than later in the day, Say around 12-1:30 and dont let him sleep so long, He might be fussy as time goes on through the day around bedtime, maybe try to extend his bed time a lil later bout 30 mins and try a nice warm bath, but cut off toy time after bath time, remember you are wanting him to get relax to go to sleep..maybe this advice will work.

Ashley - posted on 05/24/2009

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At 14 months he can definitely go down to only 1 nap during the day. That will help him sleep longer at night. I would absolutely not change his bedtime...any later than 7pm and he will not be happy.

Adriennne - posted on 05/24/2009

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Hi there Kris. I agree with the others. Try to nap when he naps, but it's not always feasible. I also have a 5 year old and it is hard to nap when he's home. I would try pushing bedtime back by about a half hour as Mayssa suggested and see how that works. My son is almost 10 months old and he goes to bed at 7:30 p.m. and sleeps until about 7 a.m. He was waking up at around 5 a.m. which was fine for me b/c I'm an early riser. I nurse him and he usually goes back to sleep. Just play around with his schedule alittle. I wouldn't do away with naps b/c they need them and you definitely need that time to yourself during the day too (at least I do!). Well good luck!

Deidre - posted on 05/24/2009

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my main suggestion is sleep when he sleeps, at least for one of those two naps during the day. My daughter is the same way, bed 7pm and up by 5am. AND she still wakes up to eat at about 3am (I'm working on that) and she's 12mo old. And she's just decided she's too old for two naps a day, so I only get the one nap... and it makes me sad... she's actually down for that nap right now and I'm about to take a nap myself lol.

Mayssa - posted on 05/24/2009

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you can make sure the window has a blackout, and it looks like night in the morning, when my daughter wakes up, I try to get her to sleep next to me on my bed, she keeps on moving for a while but then usually drift back to sleep for an hour or so, she thinks it's still night,orjust sleep with him when he's taking a nap, or everyday make his bedtime more late by 30 minutes, but I wouldn't recommend that, a baby sleeping at 7pm is a good thing, it gives you time for your self. hope that helped.good luck :)

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