Bedtime question help!

Momof1 - posted on 07/18/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is just over 2 and a half. He normally sleeps from 9:00 to 8:00. I am starting him with a babysitter for two days a week. I'll be waking him up at 6:00 AM on those two days, so I am just wondering if I will be putting him to bed 2 hours or so earlier? That may sound like a stupid and obvious question, but I'd just like to see what other parents do in this situation. Also if I would be putting him to bed at 6 or 7, then he would barely see Dada when he got home from work. Also will he then wake up early on the days he does not have to? Thanks in advance.

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Louise - posted on 07/18/2012

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You may have to alter your routine completely on this one. If you are waking him he will still be tired and may need a sleep at lunch time again, even if he has not had one for a while or you will have to try and keep him awake until bedtime. Although this is going to make him very grouchy. Bring your bedtime forward to 6.30-7pm and see what happends. The only problem you have is this will be his normal wake up time. 6am on a Sunday is not a nice time to start the day. Good luck!

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