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how does your child get up in the morning?

Do you wake up your baby, or let them wake themselves up whenever? My son is 10 months old, he used to wake up around 7:30, and sleep all night. This past month he started having troubles sleeping at night, and waking up at 5ish, then going back to sleep til 9am or 10am. which in turn messes up his entire nap schedule. should i start waking him myself at 7:30? i mean don't get me wrong i love that extra sleep, but i just wonder if thats whats messing him up at night. Thanks :)

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Oct. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Let a sleeping baby sleep. Don't wake him up unless there's an emergency. It could be a growth spurt. But don't wake him up earlier than he wants, just adjust his naptime accordingly.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • How many naps is he taking during the day? He may be transitioning into one nap. Let him sleep in a little bit and move to one nap a day.

    I wake my kids up sometimes, especially if its 9 am. I feel like if I wake them, he will go down easier for a nap. Mama has to have nap time too! KWIM? lol

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 5:45 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • my babys sleeping habits have changed too due to teething i was hoping it would go away but its been a while now,she will wake up early too. but i never wake her.let the baby little one still gets her 2naps a day,even if she only falls alseep for an hour

    Answer by angelairelan at 7:36 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • I wake my daughter up is if she took a bottle at 7pm and fell asleep like she was going to sleep for the night. I'll wake her up at 10pm to try and eat again. If she does, she does. If not, oh well. She usually doesn't get up again until 5-6am but goes right back to sleep until 9 or 10am. If I have things to do, I will wake her up to eat before we go. I hate doing that though!

    Answer by CrystalJanie at 12:47 AM on Oct. 5, 2009

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