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#1 ELH05

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:56 AM

So it's getting darker, DS is doing everything as normal during the day, nothing's changed....arrgghh so why do you think waking at 4.30 this morning 5 the previous mornings and thinking you can start the day is ok !!!!!  Just go back to sleep!!!!  He's always been a 6-6.30 waked which is fine for me cause I'm an early riser but not that early thank you !!!

#2 Natttmumm

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:28 PM

Yes we get that too at times. Today DD was around 5. Stayed in her bed till 6 singing so woke DD up. All cranky by 11. No advice just to let you know it's us too

#3 winterlove

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

My 3.5 y/o DS started waking a few weeks ago at 5.30am. I was so disturbed. I hate anytime before 6am.

Anyway, to try and remedy the situation I purchased an expensive Gro clock online (which shows night from day) but before it arrived I tried putting him in warmer PJ's from flannelette to polar fleece and suddenly he started waking again at 6.40am. So relieved. Wish I did not spend a fortune on the Gro Clock.

#4 75etd

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

Am watching this with interest. Our day starts at 5.30am everyday. Yes every single day.....am over it after almost 4 years of it

#5 jeska~and~her~secret

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

Ah, 75etd, I don't think I can help you. 4 years! That's terrible! SOunds like you have inherently early wakers there.

ETA I am sorry about it though. You will love the sleep in when you eventually get one. You'll certainly have earned it.

But to the OP, I also had this experience recently and found that the solution was putting a heater on in her room from 4am, on a timer. I was convinced DD had enough on, but tried it out of desperation and hey presto! Another hour's sleep for everyone. The only problem has been that after her bath she is too hot to put any extra layers on, so it has to be a heater coming on at the coldest part of the night.

Edited by jeska~and~her~secret, 05 May 2012 - 12:50 PM.


#6 tel2

Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:10 PM

My DS who is 2 comes into our room between 5am - 6am. Anything after 6.30  I'm happy with but anything before it..umm no...it's not on.

Lately when DS comes into our room and jumps on our bed, we just ignore him (even though he wakes us up). If I acknowelege his presence then he expects us all to get up and give him breakfast. If we ignore him he thinks we are sleeping and sometimes he falls back to sleep himself in our bed.

#7 Mel.Bell

Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:19 PM

Sorry to hear ... I'm assuming it's to do with DLS ending. My DD#1 (nearly 3yrs) actually has the opposite -Getting up after 8am which is also annoying cos sometimes we need to get moving & she isn't a great morning girl.

#8 ELH05

Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

Wow it's good to hear I'm not the only one - but also sorry to hear as well !  I've put him to bed 30mins later tonight in hope it might help.  I'll try adding in the heater in the next few nights as
It's starting to get a little bit colder
In the mornings here.  I'm in Perth so not affected by DLS.

#9 T2Mum

Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:13 PM

We've had success with turning on heating as well. That and a 2.5 Tog Grobag, a singlet and winter PJs too!! It really is amazing how many clothes they need to stay warm in the early hours...

We also recently shortened the day sleep (but that was an obvious one as it was approaching 3 hours on some days).  2 hours during the day is currently giving us a 11.5-12 hour sleep at night and everyone is happy again.

Good luck OP. Really early mornings are no fun at all.

#10 tviolet

Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

Early riser here too. 6.30am is our latest/best scenario, but anything from 5.30-6.30 we/ve come to see as normal.
We have periods every 1-2 months where he'll wake at 5/5.15 and this will last for 4/5 days at a time adn then he'll return to 'normal'.

For us its nothing to do with when he goes to bed. Tried and tested that one. Heat certainly helps-agree with the layers & heater on timer to switch on throughout those cold hours.

Unfortunately, I must say that for us its usually the prelude to him getting ill, perhaps the start of a cold. Although we have had times where it justr happens ! My sanity is to know that the cycle will break. Good luck.




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