Why is my 1 year getting up so early

Dianna - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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He can go to bed at 8pm and get up at 6pm in the morning my other son never did that

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Every child is different, but if you take a survey most kids get up around 5 or 6 am, very few actually sleep until 7 or 8.

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Helen - posted on 05/19/2009

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6am is not early believe me!!. my little man is 10 months a nd has always woken up at 4.30/ 5 am (which is fine for us as we open the shop at 5.30). It makes no difference if we put him to bed at 6pm or 10! my brothers were always up before 6 until they were 8 or 9 years old. you may just have to put up with it

Ashley - posted on 05/19/2009

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well known fact every child and baby are different in lots of ways and my daughter goes to bed religiously at 8 has since she came home and when she gets up i know its time to get up they sleep as long as they need to sleep not as long as we need them to or want them to in a perfect world our babies would go to bed at 8 and wake up at 10 every day til they went to college but it will never happen just get as much rest as you can and as he gets bigger pray he sleeps longer i find if melina gets up extra early ill bring her in my room watch spongebob for a few minutes and let her have a bottle and shes ready to go back to her bed in no time and sleep til 10-11

Kimberly - posted on 05/19/2009

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Its a phase my middle son went through it and my youngest is starting to grow out of it now if i could gt him to sleep through the night hes 6 months old almost 7

Deidre - posted on 04/15/2009

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Yea, the whole putting baby to bed later so they'll sleep later totally doesn't work for almost every mom I know, it's weird for me to still see that advice (and I've tried it b/c I've been told it works, I even tried it for about 5 days in a row and instead I got a super DUPER cranky baby b/c she wasn't getting enough sleep at night).

Lots of kids are just early risers. I know I was as a kid. It went away about middle of high school, before then though I would be up between 7-8am all the time. I'm guessing when I was an infant it was probably 6am since the majority of infants I know of are awake around that time. As long as your baby seems to be getting enough sleep at night I don't think there's much that can be done about it.

Helen - posted on 04/15/2009

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Your lucky, my little man wakes up at 5am on the dot which is fine weekdays as i have to go to work and we are normally out of the house by 6 but not so much fun at the weekend. It makes no difference if we put him to bed at 6pm or 10 pm!

Vikki - posted on 04/14/2009

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Quoting Makereta:



Maybe he sleeps too long in the day? Is there someone that gets up early for work and makes too much noise? Are the window coverings not dark enough? My son used to wake too early some mornings when he was that age so I'd just leave him in his cot to go back to sleep or play in his cot while I slept to a decent hour. That way I could be a better mum 'cause I had the energy for it.  He just got used to the fact that I was not going to get him out of bed till after 7am and was fine with it. Your baby might fight it for the first little while if he's used to being picked up when he wakes, but try it and stick it out for a week - even if he fusses alot. Maybe put a different special object in his bed everynight where he can find it in the morning and play with it until you come get him after your good night's sleep! He can learn alot when he's left to explore on his own.





this is good advice with the leaving him part its what we did with Ella she soon learned that no one would get her out before 7am at the earliest sometimes she would even go back to sleep.

Cara - posted on 04/14/2009

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My 15 month old son goes to bed at 7:30 and sleeps till 7:30.  It's just his internal schedule.  Resist keeping him up later, he will most likely still get up at the same time, but will be tired and cranky!  Josh will get up at 7:30 regardless of how late he goes to bed.  You could try to shorten his naps, or even putting him to ned earlier (I've read that this can help).  But it might just be the way it's going to be!  Make sure you can go to sleep at a decent hour so you get the sleep you need!

Makereta - posted on 04/14/2009

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Maybe he sleeps too long in the day? Is there someone that gets up early for work and makes too much noise? Are the window coverings not dark enough? My son used to wake too early some mornings when he was that age so I'd just leave him in his cot to go back to sleep or play in his cot while I slept to a decent hour. That way I could be a better mum 'cause I had the energy for it.  He just got used to the fact that I was not going to get him out of bed till after 7am and was fine with it. Your baby might fight it for the first little while if he's used to being picked up when he wakes, but try it and stick it out for a week - even if he fusses alot. Maybe put a different special object in his bed everynight where he can find it in the morning and play with it until you come get him after your good night's sleep! He can learn alot when he's left to explore on his own.

Amie - posted on 04/14/2009

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Quoting Brandy:



shorter naps during the day, and a little later to bed.. also might try that if windows in room make sure they are covered so light doesnt come in so brightly





I do this with all my kids otherwise they all get up at the crack of dawn. It's the sun waking them up, no matter how tired they still are. Summer is the worst so we hang up thick blankets over their curtains so the sun doesn't come in and they can be removed during the day so they still have lots of light to play when their in there rooms.



I also run them like crazy during the day too so by the time bedtime comes around they are tired and sleep great. Our two middle kids (4 1/2 and 23 months) sleep 12 hours and our oldest (8 1/2) sleeps about 10 hours.

Stacey - posted on 04/14/2009

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Again im the same, my son has just turned 2 this week and has always done the whole waking up early, no matter wot i seem to do, he wakes 6 mornins out of 7 at 6.00am and even wakes up in the night, im just hoping this will end but it has become normal now and im actually used to it. Good luck

Vicki - posted on 04/14/2009

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My son is 11 months and he does the same thing, whether I put him to bed at 6PM or keep him up till 8PM, he still gets up at 6 every morning!!!

Lindsay - posted on 04/14/2009

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My four yr old, Madeline, has always been like that and I still can't figure out why. She rarely takes a nap anymore and doesn't lay down for bed until 9 or 9:30 p.m. and wakes up daily between 5:30 and 6 a.m. I've come to the conclusion that I just have to live with it but hopefully you can find something for your son since he is still so young! Good luck!

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shorter naps during the day, and a little later to bed.. also might try that if windows in room make sure they are covered so light doesnt come in so brightly

Vikki - posted on 04/14/2009

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My Ella went through a stage of doing that! but now she sleeps till 8! if he's anything like her it might pass? does he still have nap in day? if so make sure it doesn't go past 3pm otherwise it will effect night sleep

Carly - posted on 04/14/2009

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my son is 10 months old and is the same ..i'm hoping with winter he sleeps in longer as it's darker later in the morning.

Chantal - posted on 04/14/2009

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My 4 month old does the same. It's just their internal clock. Try putting him to bed later if you want him to sleep longer in the morning.

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