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Offline Adelheid

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2y 4am wake up!
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:15:28 am »
Talk about early!
At 4am, my recently turned two year old is wanting to start his day.
It's a huge battle to get him to lay back down, including many tears and a time out. Usually, he'll lay there for a little longer but never actually sleep. By 5am he's up and we start the day.

His bedtime is 7pm and he naps from 12-1:30.

I am at a loss of what to do. I have one of those grow clocks, but I think he's too young to follow it.

His older two siblings dropped their mid-day nap around two years old and took to sleeping 12-13hrs at night instead. However, I'm not sure this is the right move for him as he is always happy to nap and falls asleep right away.

What should I do? Someone suggested extending his nap to at least two hours?

Feeling sluggish.

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Re: 2y 4am wake up!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 05:18:45 am »
It does sound like he's getting close to being ready to drop his nap as he's essentially going 8 hours from a 4 am wake up to a noon nap.
I'd try making his nap around 12.30pm and only 1 hour max and possibly even make his bedtime a little later for the short term at least.
Is he at all grumpy in the day? Because if he isn't it probably does mean he doesn't need the nap but likes the nap as a habit and a break from activity. So maybe he'd do well with quiet time.
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Re: 2y 4am wake up!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 11:12:41 am »
Thank you so much! He's not grumpy at all.
I hadn't thought about it just being habit.
I will try everything you suggested! I'm getting tired of being up at 4am.  :)