1 year old started waking up earlier

Whitney - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 1 year old has always gone to bed between 6 and 7 pm every night and woken up around 6 am the next morning. For the last week, he has woken up at 5 am like clock work every morning. We've tried to keep him up later so that he will sleep later, but that doesn't work. It doesn't matter what time he goes to bed, he will always wake up at 5 am. Does anyone have any tips on how to get him to sleep later or to change his sleep habits? Thank you!

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Brandy - posted on 09/29/2009

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Make sure your window coverings are keeping it dark enough in his room because my daughter will sleep later in the winter when the sun comes up later and get up earlier in the summer when the sun comes up earlier.

Maria - posted on 09/29/2009

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my son has been doing the same thing and the advice given to me by a friend was to give him a bath like 1/2 hr before bedtime and then immediatley a bottle afterwards and when i rock him to sleep i massage his temples to make him relax and it has been working great plus i also leave a lullaby cd playing in his room for about 1/2 hr. after hes fallin asleep, and now hes been waking up like 7:30 sometimes 8am but i put him down by no later than 9pm.

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