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Day Light Saving = An Early Riser Child

Liliana Amaro

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For many parents with young children, this likely means waking up calls as their children rise with the sun. Yes I’m afraid to say that my experience every year I get to work with many families going through this phase of early wakings.

Happens to Everyone!

Last week going to the Gym around 5:30 am I got surprised on the side of my driveway by a Dad carrying his baby.

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Early walks with baby

Two Suggestions!

This is an effect that we Australians experience as the sun rises very early! Yes before 5:00 am and of course the young children with general good sleep habits are very set to the circadian rhythms dictated by the day and night. So if you wonder what can be done to avoid this? I have couple of suggestions to try:

Here:

1.Is go to bed early and follow the circadian rhythms: this means go to bed as soon is getting dark and rise with the sun, plenty of things to do like a fresh walk, enjoy a coffee. This advice is the most recommendable as you will get a lot of sleep and also you will be ready when your child is up and running.
 
2.Make the room of your child very very dark and I don’t allow to say is not possible! Everything is possible if you want to do it: you can get dark and thick curtains (blackouts), get a piece of dark fabric, dark paper anyway If you wish to rest for longer you can find the way.
 

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It is important to mention that this suggestions will work when the child is a good sleeper with no recurrent problems at night, when this early wakings are like the top of the cherry then you should be looking in to fix the core and root of the problem in order to achieve more hours sleep independently of the waking up time.
You are not convince on what to do and need more sleep in the mornings?
Contact me by email: l.amaro@zzleepmybaby.com Or
phone/text : +61 0409622424
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24 Hours time line to create a Sleep Routine

Liliana Amaro

In this basic time line you can learn the best and recommended times for your child to have a nap, eat and go to bed . This time line will be changing as your child grows and the naps suddenly will be reduce until they end n just one NAP at mid day (around 12-15 months).

Also bare in mind that the newborns have feeding times during the night, but essentially by 6 months you want to achieve a routine similar to this time line.

 

Time Line for a 24 hr Routine

Time Line for a 24 hr Routine

Is your kid an early riser?

Liliana Amaro

Is your kid an early riser?

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It has been proven by any of us that here in Australia many Kids become an early riser as summer days hit this side of the hemisphere and you wonder why this happens. Some regions understand and have accepted and every summer they change the clock to summertime, this helps to make use the daylight more efficiently and if you think it is logic in sense of sleep.

Our bodies follow circadian rhythms and are just logical that when the body receives some sort of light since noise and change of temperature it feels like waking time. This especially for younger kids and babies.

So here are some tips to make easy those early waking times.

·         Move bedtime earlier 15-30 minutes

·         Make sure the windows or room remains dark as possible in the morning

·        Hot? make sure the room is ventilated

·         If you hear a call in the morning before a reasonable waking time, wait a few minutes before responding.

·         If you have a kid under 3-keep it in the cot-wait the longest possible, he/she may resettle without help (make sure room is dark) If there is a window and they can see daylight is more likely they don’t want to sleep back.

·         If you have a kid sleeping in a bed- reward to staying bed until the desired time

·         Place a digital clock and teach the number to recognize, so that means is time to get up.

·         If still dark and he is waking up, after waiting: go to room explain that is not the time to get up and try to resettle.

·         If none of the above work for you-then is time to reinstate a mid-day NAP

If you have any questions or need a hand for any of these situations, please call or email always happy to help.

Liliana Amaro

0409622424

l.amaro@zzleepmybaby.com