morning wake up times

Niki - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )

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my daughter is almost 9 months now and she has been sleepin through the night since she was 2 months old, and has always slept for 12 hours, she goes to bed at 8 and wakes up around 8-9. the problem now is she is waking up at 5 am everyday now, nothing in her routine has changed except for this, is anyone else out there goin through the same thing, cause i feel like i am the only one

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Deanna - posted on 08/21/2009

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Quoting Shannon:

Here's an update (I posted to this thread a few weeks ago). I decided I was tired of getting up that early, so I now I refuse to get out of bed until 7:00. I hear him wake up around 5:30 and he just babbles to himself then falls back asleep. When he wakes up again (usually around 6:45) I leave him until I'm ready to get up. When I go get him he's happy as can be. It's like now he knows that it's not time to get up yet and he'll just have to wait and he's fine with that.



That's great!

Kate - posted on 07/21/2009

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i co slept with my daughter until last week, yes i know doing this long is a tad much, but being a single mom that works at 830 i need to get sleep when i can. i know 10 seems late for a baby but she sleeps all the way through if i put her to bed at 8 or 9 she wakes up early and is crabby all day. past week or two shes woken up at 5 or 6 also mostly because of her teeth, usualy i pop a frozen pacifier in her mouth and she passes back out until i have to wake her back up to go to day care. shes been on her tummy since she was 2 months old, thats why she slept so long so early on her back she wakes up every hour. with her beside me i could hear her breathing just fine,i put her blanket with her in her crib and now she sleeps in there. nik your kid might be cold mine was thats why she got her blanket. with that and her hippo she sleeps agian.

Kate - posted on 07/21/2009

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mine goes to bed at 10 or 11 wakes at 6 or 7 shes been doing that sinch she was 2 months old

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Here's an update (I posted to this thread a few weeks ago). I decided I was tired of getting up that early, so I now I refuse to get out of bed until 7:00. I hear him wake up around 5:30 and he just babbles to himself then falls back asleep. When he wakes up again (usually around 6:45) I leave him until I'm ready to get up. When I go get him he's happy as can be. It's like now he knows that it's not time to get up yet and he'll just have to wait and he's fine with that.

Rena Jean - posted on 07/21/2009

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my son sleeps from 10pm to 10am he wakes up about 8 to nurse then falls right back asleep IM THE LUCKEST MOM IN THE WORLD!!

Ashlee - posted on 07/20/2009

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my son co-slept with us until 6 months (no choice he would not sleep longer than 30 mins alone) at 6 months he went into his crib on his tummy and started sleeping pretty much through the night. He eats supper around 7 bath at 8 then bottle and rocked he is usually asleep in his crib between 9-10pm. He will sleep until 5ish have a bottle then sleep until 9-9:30. When he wakes up he plays and then eats then nap around noon, he'll sleep 1-2 hours then eat play and nap again around 5or 6 for 1-1.5 hours. I know this seems late but my husband works shifts and if we didn't have this routine they would never see each other, plus it seems to be working for us. The only "bad" thing about routine is if we are ever out say at families for dinner or something he still needs his bath at 8 and bottle and cuddles bed around9. This hasn't been too bad as it is usually at g-ma's so she doesn't care.

Natassia - posted on 07/20/2009

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Same with my twins. Although, I found that they were doing that because they were teething. as soon as the teeth came through they stopped.

Kamila - posted on 07/19/2009

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My daughter goes to sleep around 7:30 and usually wakes up at 6:30. Today with a nice surprise of 7:40 which of course occured with later morning nap... but, her sleep is disturbed a lot by teething at the moment. Her both top ones, are already visible so just a couple more days and they will be out. It is causing a lot of pain to her so she cries few times at night and want dummy but still eats only once (tonight at 5) or even sleeps till the morning

So i guess broken sleep is the fault of teething in many cases

I have to have a look when they dreams become more active, maybe they have bad dreams ?

Stacey - posted on 07/18/2009

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I dont think it actually says when to stop putting them to bed at 7, but you will probably know for yourself, I will probably do it atleast until the age of 4 or 5.

Brenda - posted on 07/18/2009

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I'm glad my baby isn't the only one who doesn't sleep 12 hours. he never has. he goes down about 8 or 9 and is always up between 5:30-6. sometimes he wakes up around 1:30 or 2 am and screams and kicks and throws himself around his crib until someone picks him up! A few weeks ago he had a HUGE squishy lump on the side of his head. rushed him to the doctor and he said it was soft because there was blood underneath the skin. it was horrible and it just went away a few days ago. I am scared he will do this again but I don't know what to do. I guess I'd rather wake up and hold him till he falls back asleep instead of him knocking himself out.

Stacey - posted on 07/18/2009

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I used a book, 'Save our Sleep' by Tizzie Hall & she actually goes through this in one section. She suggests you put your baby to bed no later than 7pm and wake at 7am. The reason this is so important, has something to do with sleep cycles, if she is put to bed later than 7 she will wake from one of her sleep cycles around 5am, and because it is 'starting to get light' babies wake and dont want to go back to sleep, wheras if they go to bed at 7pm, they wake from one of their sleep cycles earlier and go back to sleep, waking from their next cycle around 7am instead of 5 am. I would also reccommend a gro-bag sleeping bag if your not already using one, because babies also often wake at 5am because it is the coldest part of the night/morning.

Diane - posted on 07/16/2009

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My daughter is 9months also and started waking at 5:30 am also!! She used to go to bed at 7:30 and wake at 7am everyday. Now she's not going to sleep until 9:30pm and wakign at 5:30. I also read the book healthy sleep habits-happy child. Which was a lifesaver as well! I'm going to go back to the book and start putting her to bed at 8.

Jessica - posted on 07/14/2009

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My daughter just started doing this the past two mornings. She turned 9 months on the 10th of this month. Same thing: was going to bed at 8, like clockwork, waking up between 6:30 and 7, 2 naps a day. Now she's up at 5:30, sleepy around 8, sleeps about 4 hours during the day (it was closer to 3 before) and won't go to bed until 9:00. I'm going to try to give her a nap after her breakfast at 8:00.

Kim - posted on 07/14/2009

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My daughter used to sleep from 7 pm until around 6 or 6:30 am. Now it seems I can't get her to bed until 8 or 9 and she is still up at 6 or 6:30. She has also cut back on her naps through out the day. Used to do at least 2 good naps now she might do one long one or two shorter ones. Guess all that means is they are growing up and don't need as much sleep.

Joan - posted on 07/13/2009

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I've noticed that when my son (almost 9mo) is learning something new like sitting, rolling, teething etc., his sleep routine is disrupted. He is like your daughter, a great sleeper, so when that habit breaks, it hurts!! When he gets up in the wee hours of the morning, I am happy to feed him since he is on the slim side... Now I'll help you brainstorm: How does your daughter nap? Our PEPS leader told us that sleep begets sleep, so the better (more) they nap, the better they'll do at night. I have found this to be true! Do you have a place to rock her to sleep where it is dark and quiet? Is she getting enough to eat before bed? We broke the rules and put a blanket in his crib, he sleeps on top of it, and it comes over his feet and covers him as well, that seems to soothe him and keeps him cozy. (So many people co-sleep in their beds w/ covers so why not, right?) Whenever I am frustrated, I remember my Mama friends that have never had a good sleeper, and then I'm thankful! Good luck!

Deanna - posted on 07/08/2009

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Quoting Molly:

The book "Happy Child, Healthy Sleep Habits" Suggests putting baby to bed EARLIER if baby is waking up too early. I know, this sounds extremely backwards... but we took the advice and, amazingly, it worked. our daughter sleeps 13-14 hrs a night. The author suggests starting by pushing the bedtime forwad a half hour at a time for a few days unttl you get the desired results- within reason of course. Good luck!


That's a great book. Maddie (10/20/08) has slept through the night since 7 weeks. She is in bed about 8 pm and up at 7:30am. She takes 2 two hour naps at the same time everyday. That book was a life-saver for me and my husband.

Molly - posted on 07/08/2009

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The book "Happy Child, Healthy Sleep Habits" Suggests putting baby to bed EARLIER if baby is waking up too early. I know, this sounds extremely backwards... but we took the advice and, amazingly, it worked. our daughter sleeps 13-14 hrs a night. The author suggests starting by pushing the bedtime forwad a half hour at a time for a few days unttl you get the desired results- within reason of course. Good luck!

Lesley - posted on 07/08/2009

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Ugh...please don't worry about your daughter waking up at 5am rather than 8am!!! She sleeps 12 hours - that is the MAIN thing! My daughter is 9 months on the 14th - she has NEVER slept more than 3 hours since birth - she is up every 1 to 2 hours every single night and her wake up time is 7am. Period. But she is healthy according to the dr and just a child that doesn't sleep. So I don't see a problem for you to be honest!!!! LOL I have the problem!!! xox

Leanne - posted on 07/07/2009

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mine is a 6 am wake up - she is up for barely an hour and then goes back to bed.. thanks for the input - didn't think this was abnormal.. but it seems it is :) She won't go right back to sleep at that time, but it's frustrating b/c as she is ready to go back to sleep w/in the hour I am wide awake and can't... so I put the coffee on then and start my day!

Jackie - posted on 07/07/2009

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My daughter just started doing this too. She has sleeping throught the night since 6 weeks. She usually sleeps from 7:30 till like 6:30 or 7:00. The last couple nights though she has been waking screaming at like 2:30 or 3:30. I usually go in there and rub her belly and turn on her mobile and she goes back to sleep, but only until like 5:30 and then she won't go back to sleep. I don't know if she's teething or what. She got her first 2 teeth in a couple weeks ago, but maybe she's getting more. She used to wake up happy so i don't know whats wrong.

Blair - posted on 07/07/2009

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I'm going throught the same thing (today 5am, yesterday 5:30am, day before that 5:15am) except you're lucky, my guy never has slept throught the night. I wish I could tell you a helpful hint to stop this, but I can't! I just get up, put him on the floor of his room to play, grab the comforter off my bed and have a half-sleep until about 6am, while kind watching him, mostly not.

Chantelle - posted on 07/07/2009

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Could be that she is getting cold as this is the coldest part of the night/morning usually??? Also, if u are getting her up instead of re-settling her she might think that this is getting up time and continue doing it. My little one is sometimes dropping his evening sleep now, so maybe your lil needs a change in his routine?

Catrina - posted on 07/05/2009

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Mine just got her 1st tooth coming in 6-27. She has dealt with it beautifully. Her morning appetite increased, and I just started her on the stage 2 foods. Her bottles have decreased slightly through the day, but the last one of the night is still 6 oz.

Colleen - posted on 07/04/2009

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I'm so jealous! My daughter goes down between 7:30 and 8:30 is up around 11 and again at 2:30. At 11 I can usually nurse her back down, but at 2:30 she's been ready to be up and play for an hour or two. Then she goes back to sleep until we have to get up around 7. She's been on the 3 hour schedule since she was born. I wish we had gotten a taste of the "sleeps through the night" schedule!

Brenda - posted on 07/04/2009

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My son goes to sleep between 7 and 7:30pm. He wakes up between 4:30 and 5:00am. We let him play in his crib until he starts making sad/upset noises, which generally happens between 5:30 and 6:00am. He nurses and we play until his first nap at 8:00am.

This has been his schedule for a few months now. It's hard to wake up so early, but having quiet time with my hubby in the evening is worth it!

Bianca - posted on 07/03/2009

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my daughter gets up at 530 every morning has a feed and goes back to bed till 8 i her brother doesnt wake her up i dont mind though as she goes to bed early 6 - 630

Rachael - posted on 07/03/2009

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My daughter gets up at either 5 or 7 depending on if she gets up at 2 for a feeding. Since she started teething her sleep schedule has been really off.

Michelle - posted on 07/03/2009

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My son has been doing this lately. For the longest time he would wake up at 7:30 or 8 now we are getting up anywhere between 5 and 6. He will be 9 months in 4 days.

Niki - posted on 07/03/2009

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when she wakes up that early, i have tried to give her a bottle and put her back to bed, but once she is awake she seems to be up for morning, and she has been on solids since she was 6 months, and she gets and 8 oz bottle before bed

Kat - posted on 07/03/2009

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My daughter has slept through since 3 wks. When I mentioned this to an acquaintance she said to me "wait till 8 months it will all change then". I didn't know why, I just thought to myself "Whatever"! So far (touch wood) my daughter hasn't started waking up early, but she has been having interupted sleeps later in the evening.
Are your bub's getting any new teeth?? I also have noticed my daughter's dinner time appetite has increased significantly in the last 4 weeks. She went from boob + 5 veges to boob + 7 veges & desert overnight, literally overnight.

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Yep, he used to sleep until 7, but for the last 2 months he's woken up at 5. I miss the old days when I would feed him in the middle of the night and get a couple more hours of sleep in the morning.

Catrina - posted on 07/02/2009

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My daughter did the same thing starting a few months ago. She would wake up needing a bottle...just enough to top her off, and then she would go back to sleep. The only problem is that now she doesn't sleep as long. She gets about 8 hours a night, and only power naps for the most part. Gabi just turned 9 months. What kind of things is your daughter getting: any foods yet? Or just bottles?

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