6 mo old been waking up at 5:30 for a month now! Help!

Leska - posted on 06/28/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi moms it's my first time here... So my boy had been sleeping all night since he was 8 weeks old and would wake up around 6:39/7 am.. For the last month he stated waking up at 5/5:30 so I stated feeding him. It's been a month and he's still waking up. Now I feel that he got used to eating that early and now it's just a habit. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm desperate for suggestions!

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Leska - posted on 07/01/2013

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Thank you Wendy. I will try what you've suggested. I will let him cry starting 15min and move slowly to 30 min.

Wendy - posted on 06/30/2013

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6 months is a huge developmental change...baby is having major changes in digestion, play, sleep, and emotion.

Depending on your parenting style, you can try to slowly introduce "self-time" by allowing him to be alone in the bed during the morning. If you have a crib-attached motion light it would be good to turn that on in the morning, then leave the room and watch/listen to the monitor for 10-15minutes if he is relaxed and not crying go in after 20 minutes and get him up for the day. Repeat for a week, then the 2nd weeks try 30 minutes total, then 3rd week 45. I don't recommend more than 45 minutes alone if you don't plan on being awake after he gets it down pat. 9-12 months is okay for an hour alone in the crib.

Always make sure you have monitors on, and no hazardous objects in the crib :)

Jodi - posted on 06/28/2013

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That's actually a good sleeper. That is 10 hours of straight sleep. He'd be hungry. Maybe you need to put him down an hour later.

Leska - posted on 06/28/2013

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Hi Shawn thank u!
I'm afraid that he might be an early riser like me :( I was always an early bird.
We were putting him down at 8.. Now at 7.. Still same thing. Our whole family goes to bed around 9..
He does sleep from 7:00pm/7:30pm to 5/5:30am without waking up. And then I feed him and he goes back to bed until 7am. I'm not sure what's that 5:30 am waking is all about. Never been like that before. There are times when he won't go back to sleep after 5:30am and i don't know what to do with him that early.. He gets really cranky later because he didn't get enough sleep.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/28/2013

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Your kiddo may just be an early riser, my dear! Some are!

For our info, what do you mean when you say "sleeping all night"...what time are you putting him down?

You can try putting him down later, or get used to getting up with him earlier.

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