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Earlier waking and grumpy with it
« on: April 23, 2011, 06:18:03 am »
Hi all,

My daughter is nearly 8 months old and has just got over a bout of teething, she's also trying to crawl at the moment.

Her EASY used to be : -

7.30 - Wake
8.30 - Bottle and Breakfast
10.30 - Nap
11.45 - Awake
12.30 - Bottle and Lunch
2.30 - Nap
3.45 - Awake
4.30 - Bottle and Tea
6.45 - Last bottle, ready to go to sleep for 7.15 - 7.30ish ......... Is a later bedtime needed?

She would always wake in a lovely pleasant mood, now she wakes crying and restless. She is waking at 6ish now which wouldnt be a problem if she woke up happy. She also wont go down for an earlier nap (thought she might need it earlier as she's waking earlier), if she does she only naps for 30 mins and she doesnt appear tired before her 10.30 nap.

Do you think she just needs less sleep now hence the waking earlier or has the teething messed her routine up?

Thankyou for reading x x x
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Re: Earlier waking and grumpy with it
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 09:24:41 am »
She woke this morning at 6am and couldnt make it till her 1st nap at 10.30am, she went down at 10 x x x

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Re: Earlier waking and grumpy with it
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 12:22:44 pm »
Hiya, my DD (9 months) started doing this recently. In our case she needed longer A times. It sounds like the same thing here so you could try increasing her A time and moving bedtime later. I wanted to keep bedtime at 7/7.30pm so what we did was to limit her AM nap. We were also having some short PM naps so this worked well for us. I now wake her after 30mins in the morning and she takes a good PM nap and our EW is gone.

Our routine is
7ish - wakes
10am - nap 30mins (usually out and about so time can vary a bit)
1 - 2.30pm - nap
7pm - bed

She has a long A time to bed but this seems to suit her and helps her to do 12 hours at night.

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Re: Earlier waking and grumpy with it
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 12:32:58 pm »
I was also going to suggest you try increasing A time and/or cutting a nap. My preference was always for cutting the PM nap but I know a lot of others prefer a short AM. I suspect it would be too much for her if you were to cut teh AM nap drastically if she is doing a long morning A time. Especially if she is already grumpy when she wakes at 6am. Here middle A is comparatively quite short so what if yo increased that by 15mins and let her PM nap be 2.45-3.45, keeping everything else the same?
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Re: Earlier waking and grumpy with it
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 16:21:47 pm »
Thankyou for your replies!

I will deffo increase her activity time tomorrow and also wake her from her naps earlier, it's how to go about it initially now that her whole routine is out of sync! x x x


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Re: Earlier waking and grumpy with it
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 19:04:21 pm »
Best of luck! Let us know how you get on

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