Early morning chat 6 30am

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What does that mean? Now, just the opposite is true during early morning hours: our bodies have had almost a full night of rest, the sun is beginning to rise, our melatonin drops, and we are in a lighter stage of sleep. Our bodies may NEED more sleep, but all of these factors are fighting for us to wake up. You and I have learned to combat this struggle. We may slightly awaken multiple times from am, but we quickly put ourselves BACK to sleep. Babies who are constantly waking between and am have not yet learned this skill and need our help.

This is just a typical circadian rhythm for infants, even though I know am to am would be so much nicer. Now add in light which we know stimulates the brainand it can be very difficult for a baby to fall back to sleep! Shutters, blinds, or even dark curtains will rarely block out the light sufficiently by themselves. Even black construction paper taped over the windows works very well. Check out my Hand Test to hear me talk about how much difference this makes!

Even just minutes earlier can have a huge impact. Consider a bedtime as early as pm until these early mornings resolve. This bedtime worked well for their family because they have many evening activities. Michelle really longed for a am wake time for Wyatt in hopes that she could fit in a morning workout before the baby awoke. This would make sense, right? Do you want to know my advice to Michelle? Once Wyatt started going to bed at pm, he started sleeping until am and sometimes even am!

Because of their family activities, Wyatt sometimes goes to bed around or pm. This is simply how life goes. Michelle just knows that Wyatt will wake up earlier that next morning. Her goal is to have him back to his normal bedtime the following night. This ONLY applies during the newborn stage. To learn more, check out the newborn sleep class. An early first nap can cement early morning wakings!

Please evaluate your wake window between waking and the first nap. Her goal wake window before her first nap is 2 hours based upon her age. Jon would get Allison out of the crib at am, and Allison would often be so tired that her first nap of the day was am. This short wake window simply reinforced that early waking. After Jon learned about wake windows, he started keeping Allison up for 2 hours. The first nap of the day was am two hours after the am waking. Do you think this resolved the early morning waking? It did NOT. The appropriate wake time for Allison was am. Can you imagine how Jon felt when I gave him that advice?

This required a gradual stretching of the wake window. Each morning, Jon tried to keep Allison awake just minutes longer. Sure, Allison would get fussy, and some mornings were more difficult than others. Jon had to be creative and switch up morning activities often. Allison rarely made it to am, but that was the goal. Slowly, as that nap was pushed later and other naps were naturally later throughout the day, early morning issues began to resolve. Want to see real parents gently stretch wake windows with their babies? Check out my highlighted story on wake windows.

Early morning chat 6 30am

Too much awake time prior to bedtime can cause an overtired baby. How much time can your little one be up before bed? Get to know your little one, but here are some averages for the wake window before bedtime: weeks: minutes Months: minutes Months: 2.

Real Life Example: Nine month old, Hank, woke from his last nap of the day at pm. Even though his bedtime seemed perfect, Hank still woke at am… every morning. That 4. Here is how we remedied the situation for Hank: We shifted bedtime to pm. This earlier bedtime prevented Hank from becoming overtired and helped him to overcome his early morning wakings.

Early morning chat 6 30am

No, but sometimes real life requires that we adjust. For Hank this worked! As your baby gets older, naps will need to be adjusted. Maybe naps need to be cut shorter? Ledger slept pm to am every night. He took two glorious naps. But then… he suddenly started waking at am. After tracking his naps and nights for a few days, she found the issue: Ledger was napping for almost 4 hours total during the day.

By the time he had slept until am, he was getting all the sleep he needed in 24 hours. The Fix: Mom limited each nap to 1. This was 3 hours of total daytime sleep. Ledger slowly started sleeping until — am. He had simply been getting too much daytime sleep. This amount had been perfect for Ledger at 7 months, but it was too much for him at 10 months. The other side of this coin is a baby who is taking short naps and is extremely overtired. Remember, being overtired often manifests in early morning wakings.

If you have chronic short naps, this blog post can help. Please hear me, I am never one to blame parents. I promise NOT to add to it. Follow along with me: Every weekday morning, your alarm goes off at am. You drag yourself out of bed and long for the weekend when you can finally sleep later. Because your body has an internal alarm clock that longs for that consistent wake time. Your baby has that same internal system. Treat it like a middle of the night waking. What would you do at midnight if your baby kept waking?

Get him up and pour yourself a cup of coffee? Of course not- you would keep it dark, quiet, and all business. If you need a plan to handle night wakings, my classes will teach you. Personally, when my own babies woke during the night, I always assumed it was hunger. If your baby is getting his calories in during the day and staying on his growth curve, hunger does NOT have to be your first go-to for night wakings.

An important component to sleeping through the night and conquering early mornings is getting those calories in during the daytime. Many sleep consultants and baby sleep books advise parents to create a 4-hour feeding schedule. I usually find 3 hours between feedings works much better for babies than a 4-hour schedule.

Think about it: if your baby eats every 3 hours instead of every 4 hours, she will actually get in one more daytime feeding each day. Want to see sample schedules with naps and feedings? THIS blog will help.

If you think your baby may truly be waking out of hunger in those early morning hours, then he definitely needs more calories. Try adding in extra daytime calories by giving an extra ounce or two in each daytime bottle or by adding in a nursing session during the day to rule out hunger. If your baby is older than 6 months, talk to your pediatrician about adding more solids to his diet.

Because the sleep drive is so low in the early morning hours, this is the most challenging time for a baby to drift back to sleep after coming to the top of a sleep cycle. Being able to fall asleep at bedtime and back to sleep at night wakings throughout the night is a VITAL skill in conquering these early morning wakings. If your little one needs help with falling asleep independently, I have classes for you!!

Finally, please understand this: Correcting early morning wakings will take time and consistency. When making changes for your little one, give the strategies at LEAST a week to evaluate the effectiveness.

Early morning chat 6 30am

My passion is teaching parents how to help their babies sleep with the science of a nurse and the heart of a mama so they can reclaim the joy of parenthood. Top Culprits for Early Morning Wakings. Cara DumaplinFounder. Why are early mornings so difficult?

Culprit 2: Bedtime is too late. Culprit 3: The first nap of the day is too early. Culprit 4: Baby is overtired at bedtime. Culprit 5: Your baby is getting too much daytime sleep.

Early morning chat 6 30am

Culprit 6: Insufficient daytime sleep The other side of this coin is a baby who is taking short naps and is extremely overtired. Culprit: 8: Hunger Personally, when my own babies woke during the night, I always assumed it was hunger. Back to Blogs. I'm Cara. Want more?

Early morning chat 6 30am

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