5am wake up... what to do to break this habbit?

Amy - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son doesn't have a nap schedual and he is teething right now so I let him dictate when he sleeps... it is pretty regualar nothing to shocking. We strt bedtime at 6:30 bath 7:00 story with daddy and 7:30 nighttime bottle and bedtime. He is awesome usually... lately he hasbeen wanting his bottle around 6 and wanting nap around then. I've not been letting him do this. But every morning between 5-6 he is up ready to face the world... what can I do to break this habbit? he only wakes 1-2 times at night btw sometimes none at all. I know I shouldn't be complaining but I am just wandering should I let him have that late nap and then put him to bed later? or keep it the same and eventually he'll start sleeping later? or are there other ticks i can try?]



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Rebecca - posted on 08/04/2009

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may be you could bring him into bed with you when he wakes up that ealry and see if he goes back to sleep.

my son at nearly 2yo sometimes wakes up at 5 so i let him come into bed with me and his daddy, 9 times out of 10 he will fall back asleep and wont wak up till 8ish

Stephanie - posted on 08/03/2009

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Maybe try just giving him half a bottle when he fusses and then distract him with something else until you want to give him the rest?

Amy - posted on 08/03/2009

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I've tried to keep him up later, it doens't work... he is 6 months so i know he is gunna mix it up on me.. but he has always woken up early and 5 am is a later wake up sometimes he'll get up at 4 am...

Sarah - posted on 08/03/2009

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My son started to do a late nihgt nap a while ago so I just kept him up later and now he has stopped the late evening nap and goes to bed at around 8.30 and doesn't get up til around 8. I just let him dictate when he was tierd and it worked out.Godd luck 5 am wake ups would not be fun.

Melissa - posted on 08/03/2009

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how old is he?.....my son naps around 5 or 6 and goes to bed 7:30-8....sleeps thru the night till about 6....just think thats like 11 or so hours.....i wish i got that much sleep

Emily - posted on 08/03/2009

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Sounds like he's sleeping alot during the night, and doesn't need to sleep anymore than he is!

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