waking up too early for me!

Angela - posted on 05/29/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my 17 month old had been waking up at 6- 630am (it use to be 5am). i have tried a later bed time with little success just a tired baby who is awake too early, any ideas/?

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Renette - posted on 06/03/2010

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Nope also need that advise, my son gets up 6 on weekends and during the week at 6:45 I have to wake him up to go to school, really wish he would sleep later on weekends.

Kim - posted on 06/02/2010

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My son is 17 mos. old. and also gets up at 6:30. His bedtime is 8:30. It's the morning light that wakes him. Try some room darkening shades/curtains. Its usually the light that keeps them up in the morning. Changing bedtime can help along with this but it will take a few days for their bodies to work through the change for it to really work. They do outgrow this eventually.

Lisa - posted on 06/01/2010

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Sorry to say but I think its just little ones, my son is 20 months and he wakes at 5.30 every morning, not fun but I am sure they grow out of it. :)

Jennett - posted on 06/01/2010

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A dark room made no difference with my daughter. She gets up between 5 and 6 am no matter what. A later bed time only resulted in a tired kid -- she still got up at the same time. So I struck a deal with her. I set up her own shelf in the refrigerator. Before I go to bed, I pour a cup of juice to have waiting. I set out a non-perishable snack on the kitchen table (a cereal bar or some cheerios in a zip lock bag). She knows that if she wakes up and mommy's not awake, she may get her juice and snack and take it to the den (which is right next to my bedroom and I can see her). I have the t.v. preset to a children's channel. She has been taught how to press the power button. She will sit and watch a show and have her snack and allow me about an extra 30 min of sleep. It may seem irresponsible or dangerous but, if your home is childproofed, there's really no risk. We have been practicing this routine for about 6 months now and it's working well. She has never gotten into mischief. It also makes her feel special to have her own shelf in the refrigerator. Good luck!

Diane - posted on 05/31/2010

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before my son turned 2 I would turn his cartoons on so i could sleep in a lil..but now that he his 2 he sleeps till 11am..he sleeps like a teen..down at 11 up at 11. make sure his room stays dark.

Angela - posted on 05/30/2010

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thanks everyone, at least i know i am not alone! i have changed her bed time to 830-9pm so i see if that helps after a few days i guess, already blacked out the room it got us from 5am to 6am. i would not mind so much but she does not like to cuddle in my bed with me i guess she think i am going to try and put her back to sleep with cuddles and back tickling with i usually so, hehehe!!

Theresa - posted on 05/30/2010

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Try making the room darker, cover the windows with blankets or something.

Kayla - posted on 05/30/2010

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i hear you. my son (22 months old) use to sleep in til 8am until 3 weeks ago. now im lucky if he sleeps in til 6:30. i think its the sun comming out earlier now thats got him getting up this early. hopefully he will start to sleep in once the sun comes up later in the morning (like fall time)- at least we know they will start sleeping in once they are teenagers lol.....

Jen - posted on 05/30/2010

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its true its kids for u my 19 month will wake any where between 4 and 5 30 today he woke up at 5 30 i call tht a lie in lol. i also put one of my sons dvds on n he will sit in the middle of me and his dad n watch it happyily so i can get sum more sleep im a very light sleeper so soon as he moves im up.

Louise - posted on 05/30/2010

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You do not say what time you put her to bed? Some children do get up at 6.30am it is just there routine. If you have tried the going in and covering up and saying not time yet approach then there is very little you can do.

Annemaree - posted on 05/29/2010

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thats kids for u lol sorry dont really have any good advice but i have made the rule of when my kids get up they turn the tv on n wait till i get up they are not allowed to enter my bedroom till 6am and if they do god help them lol my 2 yr old is only just working out not to wake mummy till then somtimes its nice to let them in n have a snuggle for half an hr

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