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#16 tastebud


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(KoolKat @ Sep 3 2011, 10:23 AM) View Post

What time is his first morning sleep? This might sound strange but someone suggested to me when my boy started waking earler than 7, that I shift his first morning sleep later. Next thing you know he started going back to 7am wake ups!

QUOTE(greenwich @ Sep 5 2011, 11:49 AM) View Post

I know it sounds crazy, but have you tried putting him to bed earlier?

My little one has always been at the lower end of the sleep requirement, but I've worked out (now) that if I have her asleep by 6 - 6.30 she'll sleep for 12 hours. If she's asleep later than that she wakes up earlier (last night - asleep at 7.20 - woke up at 4.50).

Both these strategies have worked for my two. And for my own mum when wrangling with myself and my siblings!

Good luck

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:35 PM

Thanks everyone!

I am playing with all of these ideas and moved his first morning sleep. I had been putting him to bed 6:30 some nights but think that since he has dropped his 4pm sleep I might start doing it a bit more religiously!

I am sure the temp in his room is right and have the right amount of blankets now. He gets between 2 and 3.5 hours sleep during the day which is in the recommended 2-4 hours for his age group.

I have put him back (loosely) onto Tizzie Hall's routine as he could not cope with the routine a few months ago but seems to have naturally headed that way now.

He woke at 5:30 this morning and I couldn't be bothered changing his nappy, going in and out playing with blankets and heating etc so decided to leave him to it. He is always happy and he was awake for about 50 mins then went back to sleep for an hour. I have decided as little intervention as possible, i.e. none, will be fine as after weeks of this, I am exhausted! And it seemed to work this morning anyway!

I'll keep you updated!
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