As Seen on Shark Tank! Free Shipping on all U.S. orders!

5 REASONS WHY YOU HAVE AN EARLY RISER

December 01, 2017

5 REASONS WHY YOU HAVE AN EARLY RISER

Do you have a baby waking you up at an unreasonable hour ready to get up for the day? If most of you are like many of the parents I have helped, you probably have grown to dread the mornings because they literally come way too early!

Here are 5 reasons you may be experiencing those dreaded early morning wake-ups from your baby:

BEDTIME IS TOO LATE

I understand that it can be hard to get used to the idea of being home in the early evenings so that your baby can get to sleep at a decent time, but it is a very important part to preventing early mornings. Your baby should be in bed no later than 8:30 pm and some need a bedtime as early as 6:30 pm.

OVERTIRED

The more tired your baby gets, the less she will sleep. Sleep begets sleep. Keep your baby on a good napping schedule and have a decent bedtime to prevent her from becoming overtired.

HABIT

If you continue to get your baby up when they wake up at 5:30, they will form a  habit of waking up at that hour. Their internal clock will set that early time.

LIGHT AND NOISE

Light suppresses the production of the hormone melatonin which helps us sleep. Babies don’t start producing melatonin until 3 months of age so this isn’t as important for the early months but you might as well get into the habit of keeping their room dark. Get some blackout blinds for your baby's room.

As the early morning hours come, your baby will sleep more lightly so it’s important to block out the noise coming from your early riser neighbors with a soothing white noise machine.

SLEEP PROPS

If your baby is dependent on a soother, nursing, a bottle, rocking, etc. to fall asleep, they may wake up at the end of a sleep cycle in the early hours looking for help to get back to sleep. You may try to get them back to sleep with their sleep prop but they won't, as they may feel like they've had enough sleep and be done for the night. Which we know they aren't (they’ll be ready to go back to bed in a half hour or less) and most of you probably don't want them to be up! 

In the following video, I talk about 6 Steps to Help Your Early Riser Sleep In:

 


 

 

ABOUT LYNETTE HARPER

Lynette is the founder and certified baby/toddler sleep consultant of Serene Sleep Solutions. She has a passion for helping parents create good sleep habits with their children so everyone in the home can sleep better. As a mom who struggled with her first child’s sleep, she knows all too well the feeling of being sleep deprived and not knowing what to do.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.