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Waking up early... raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 698 posts
25th Mar '13

Does it mean my LO needs his bedtime pushed back? He used to sleep 7pm - 7am (waking up for feedings but going right back to bed). But lately he is waking up at 5 or 6, sometimes like last night at 4 am lol.
When he does, he does take a longer nap at 9 for 1.5 hours, so I'm thinking maybe he needs his bedtime pushed back to 8 or 8:30. Is 7pm too early for a 5 month baby?

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
25th Mar '13

You can try pushing it back and try wearing him out through play before bed to see if it helps but at his age he might not always sleep through the night. My son is 6 months and has been sleeping through the night since about two and a half months but I read that its very uncommon for babies to have a routine until they are like 9 months old so we have just been lucky.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
25th Mar '13

Dd is 1 and sleeps from 6-7 so I don't think it's to early lol

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Mar '13

7 pm isn't too early.



But I never did a set time. Just let my baby sleep when he was tired and he woke up when he was rested.



Their sleep patterns change so much the first couple of years that its impossible to have a bedtime without changing it constantly.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
25th Mar '13

No 7pm is a perfect bedtime IMO, the better they get a good early bed routine the easier it is to keep as they get older and go to school. My 13.5 month old has had the 7:30pm bed routine since she was about 2 months old, it was 9pm but she started going at 7:30pm, I wake her at 7am cause my other kids need to get on the bus and I have to go with them. lol

When my dd would wake before morning time I just layed her back down till it was time to get up.

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 698 posts
25th Mar '13

Well I know he's gonna wake up for food and thats fine, since we cosleep anyways :D It's just that when he wakes up after 4 AM he's AWAKE and it's time to PLAY. It really wears my DH out as he is the one who takes LO in the morning for his playtime. He used to wake up for the day at 7am and that was fine.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting A is Me:" 7 pm isn't too early. But I never did a set time. Just let my baby sleep when he was tired and he woke ... [snip!] ... sleep patterns change so much the first couple of years that its impossible to have a bedtime without changing it constantly."



Thats not true at all. lol

All 3 of my kids are still on the same sleep schedual they were on has nb (minus the naps in the day) they still go to bed at the sametime and get up at the sametime every day, its never changed, unless I allow them to stay up later then normal and they are 10.5 yrs old and 4.5 yrs old and 13.5 yrs old. Its never changed EVER. lol
Its not impossible

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" Thats not true at all. lol All 3 of my kids are still on the same sleep schedual they were on ... [snip!] ... later then normal and they are 10.5 yrs old and 4.5 yrs old and 13.5 yrs old. Its never changed EVER. lol Its not impossible"</blockquote>




That's great for you but certainly not the norm. Sleep patterns can be genetic.



Most babes will begin sleeping longer at night when they cut out naps. And then there's growth spurts and the like which can greatly affect sleep.



My son has regulated his own sleep schedule, waking and going down around the same time, give or take an hour. When he was younger, he would wake earlier but now sleeps til about 7-8 am.



It just happened that his sleep schedule formed naturally.
It's awesome that your kids have always slept the same at night.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
25th Mar '13

My 6 month old has a set routine. at 8 both my kids get their bath than pjs on. we than straighten up the house, i give my 2 year old a cup of juice and a snack and give my 6 month old his bottle and by 8:30pm hes out. he wakes up every 2 hours at night but hes up for the day around 7am but around 9am he takes usually an hour nap

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mom2andrew&carter:</b>" My 6 month old has a set routine. at 8 both my kids get their bath than pjs on. we than straighten up ... [snip!] ... hes out. he wakes up every 2 hours at night but hes up for the day around 7am but around 9am he takes usually an hour nap"</blockquote>




Hey. Has your littlest boy started sleeping any better? I remember some of your posts about it....I hope things are getting better.

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 698 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" My 6 month old has a set routine. at 8 both my kids get their bath than pjs on. we than straighten up ... [snip!] ... hes out. he wakes up every 2 hours at night but hes up for the day around 7am but around 9am he takes usually an hour nap"


Yeah thats similar to our schedule, except that he goes to bed at 7 with his routine. Thats why I am thinking maybe I need to push it back to 8 or 8:30

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting A is Me:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mom2andrew&carter:</b>" My 6 month old has a set routine. at ... [snip!] ... Has your littlest boy started sleeping any better? I remember some of your posts about it....I hope things are getting better."

hes been waking up every 2 hours now instead of every 20 mins thankfully. i tried the cio thing like his doctor reccomended and i couldnt do it. but he is sleeping a little better and i can handle the every 2 hour thing

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mom2andrew&carter:</b>" hes been waking up every 2 hours now instead of every 20 mins thankfully. i tried the cio thing like ... [snip!] ... like his doctor reccomended and i couldnt do it. but he is sleeping a little better and i can handle the every 2 hour thing"</blockquote>




That's great. I bet two hours seems like a long time to you know compared to every 20 minutes! Maybe he just needed to outgrow it. I'm glad you're not doing CIO anymore :)

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting A is Me:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mom2andrew&carter:</b>" hes been waking up every 2 hours now ... [snip!] ... time to you know compared to every 20 minutes! Maybe he just needed to outgrow it. I'm glad you're not doing CIO anymore :)"


ohh yea it seems like a lifetime but my first son woke up every 2 hours at night also until he was off the bottle. so i figured my lo is probably gonna do the same thing. I tried the cio thing with him one night and after a few hours i couldnt do it anymore and i havent done it since. I felt like the meanest mom on earth doing that to him

Jamie Horn Due October 11; 459 posts
25th Mar '13

Im a night owl always have been. My son is 5 1/2 months and he usually goes to bed around 11-11:30 I stay up and so some stuff around the house and he sleeps all night (doesn't wake up for a night time feeding, if he is fussing around I pick him up pat his butt and he's back out takes like 5 mins usually only happens once) and he gets up for the day at 10a. I love love love our schedule. My husband goes to bed around 8p so its nice to have some alone time with baby. Do what's right for you. When people hear that I let me son stay up that late they are appalled but I don't care. :)