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#1 Cat Burglar

Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

Hi all,
DH and I both work full time in stressful jobs and DD has started daycare 3 days a week and grandmas 2 days a week. Shes 14 months.

To get her up, have brekky (they dont provide), get her to daycare, then me get to work (I have to be there before 8) I need to get her up about 6am. Same time for grandmas even though she does brekky as its a longer drive.

We are both shattered by the weekend, especially as DD often wakes during the nights. SO my question is, do you think its bad for her to be gettting up say 8am on the weekends so we can get enough sleep on those 2 days? Or is it important for a kid of this age that we get her up at the same time every day to keep that consistent routine?

Thanks for any thoughts!

#2 Mamabear2010

Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

I'm impressed your dd can sleep until 8am. My ds doesn't sleep past 6:30am and is generally up at 5am. So I can't answer your actual question....but....

Can the childcare centre feed her breakfast? If I provide breakfast and dinner for my ds, the carers will feed it to him. (they provide all other meals). It makes our mornings and evenings so much easier.

#3 Bubblicious

Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

I find it a bit odd that the daycare centre doesn't do breakfast, I've never seen that before.

To answer your question, no, I don't think it's a bad thing, clearly she relishes the sleep in too, or she wouldn't do it! My DD goes 3 days, 730-6, and only tries to sleep in on thosedays lol

#4 Kay1

Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

If she is sleeping til 8am I would say let her sleep! You all need a catch up by the sounds of it.

#5 opethmum

Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

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Edited by opethmum, 31 March 2012 - 08:25 AM.


#6 Skip to my Lou

Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

I'm another who would love to get the occasional sleep in. If she sleeps till that time, and still naps well and goes down at night at her normal time, then obviously she must need it.
Perhaps the sleep she gets at daycare and her grandmothers isn't as restful?

#7 Feralishous

Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

we sleep in on weekends too! need the catch up most weeks!

#8 Pocket79

Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

My DS is also 14mo and goes to daycare 3 days a week and I also have to get him up at 6am on those days. He also sleeps in on the weekends and I think he needs it so its totally fine. I think they are old enough now and have been in a routine for long enough that its ok to vary it 2 days a week. I think my son 'gets' that the weekends are different to weekdays and he seems to have adapted to the weekend sleep-in routine without it affecting his ability to get up early during the week.
My daycare centre doesnt provide brekky either (wish they did!) and I find that feeding DS brekky is the longest part of the morning (as Im sure do you)- he eats a lot and I think it's important to let him eat a big breakfast to get him set up for the day but it can be excruciating when he is taking his time and we are running late! I have started giving him cereal first and then toast so that if he hasnt finished the toast by the time we have to leave I just bring the rest and he eats it on the way. Ah the joys of juggling work and children! It's all worth it though, I love having our mornings together;)


#9 pocopeanut

Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

I read on another post somewhere, that the Mum & bub had brekkie at daycare together. It might cut down your time trying to get breakfast in.  I'm planning on doing this when little miss is too slow in the mornings as I can just shove everything into a container.

Good luck

#10 Mose

Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

DS (15mo) is at day-care 3 days a week, and he appears to be a big believer in "sleep-n Saturday"...think he needs it to recover. Doesn't seem to be having a negative impact on his sleeping/eating/playing routine, so I am going with the flow.

Sounds like it is working for you too at the moment, so I wouldn't let it worry you too much.

#11 sophiasmum

Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

I think let her catch up on the sleep wherever she can get it (ie. weekends). So I wouldn't change or get her up early on weekends. That's what weekends are for, relcovering from the week past & recharging for the week ahead

#12 Frenchgirl

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

I would let her sleep. She must need it!





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