Be careful about the tv because it's early routine! I have avoided it only because I have several friends who have warned me... they didn't want to have the tv on every morning, but when their kids woke up obscenely early, like 5:30 or 6, they just turned on PBS kids and dozed. Then it became an "every morning" thing. So we've made a point of not doing it at all and are happy about it... If my girls wake up two full hours before their normal time, I go into their rooms, talk as little as possible, and sit with them, rub their backs, sing softly, etc. It sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. If it doesn't, there will often be an extra nap that day, and I try to take that nap, too...
at 10:34 AM on May. 27, 2009