- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I need some ideas Bees. I have a 7 month old that wakes up way too early. He wakes up anywhere between 4 and 4:30 typically, and it is doing a number on my poor husband. DS’s typical bedtime was around 6, so we thought we’d try to keep him up later to see how he’d do. The first night he did well, and then after that it become a habit of waking at 4 or 4:30. His bedtime is now around 8, but he still wakes up early.
When he wakes up, DH gives him a bottle and places him back in the crib. DS fusses a bit, but eventually falls back to sleep for a half an hour before waking back up to fuss or happy scream. It is then that DH puts DS in his high chair with some Baby Einstein and catches a few more Zzzs. Then at about 9:00 in the morning, DS is ready for a nap, and can nap up to 2 hours sometimes (which is huge for my son because he has never ever been a napper).
I am not asking for an outrageous wake up time either. I would be happy with 6, but this 4:00 business is horrible. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to extend his sleeping time or things we can try? If we can’t, that’s ok. We will make due, and I’m sure this will fix itself eventually, but it’s worth a shot to try some things,
We have tried:
-A later bedtime
-An earlier bedtime
-More solids throughout the day (in case it was hunger)