Vlog: 5am toddler early wake-ups

*yawn* I’ve blogged about our sleep situation in the past, so this post is a bit of an update. (A year later!) We’ve successfully night weaned and have had a kid who sleeps through the night since 18 months (hallelujah!). Actually, what happened was at his 18 month check-up, the doctor suggested that I up his reflux medication because I mentioned that it seemed like it was getting worse. That night, and every night since (knock on wood), Calvin has slept through the night. He’s now 22 months. How do I have an almost 2 year old? Ahh.

So, yeah I feel like I shouldn’t complain at all since I’m getting more sleep than I was for 18 months, but now we have a new situation. Calvin has decided that no matter what time he goes to bed at night, 5 or 5:30 in the morning is the perfect time to wake up. Now, I’m a morning person and always have been, but that’s just too dang early for me. 6 or 6:30, I can handle. Not 5. We’ve tried everything I can think of to get him to sleep longer…later bed times, leaving him in his crib to whine a bit in the morning, putting books in his crib to read in the morning, etc etc. Nothing seems to help. And it’s not like the sun is rising that early, so HOW does he know what time it is? His usually bed time is 7/7:30, so we’ve tried keeping him up until 8 or even 9. Nope, doesn’t work. HELP!

Have you dealt with this? How did you get your toddler to sleep longer in the morning? I know he’s tired because the other day he went back down for a nap at 9:30am. He usually doesn’t nap until noon!

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3 Responses to Vlog: 5am toddler early wake-ups

  1. We went through this too and at the time transitioned to a twin bed. Worked great with both of the boys.

  2. Jenny B says:

    Yep, both my kids would still be doing this at 3 & 3 years old if we hadn’t introduced the magic Onaroo clocks at 18 months. I did a post on Dallas Moms Blog about it here, hope it helps! http://citymomsblog.com/dallas/4-solutions-for-toddlers-who-wake-up-too-early/

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