My son is starting school in a few weeks and his classes start at 10.30am. I'm trying to get him to wake up later than his usual 6-6.30am time with little success. We've tried putting him to sleep later, reducing day naps, etc but nothing has worked. Do you clever mummies have any other tricks youve tried?
Putting him to sleep later might actually be counterproductive! There are some tips here, but one of the causes mentioned for early rising is too late of a bedtime: "Skipping naps and putting your child to bed later will cause early rising-I know it’s not logical, and you and I would never do that – but it is true!" http://sleeplady.com/child-early-rising/rise-shine-the-early-waking-toddler/ I liked the tip on keeping the room dark in the morning :) When my daughter wakes up and sees sunlight, she blinks a few times, looks around the room, smiles at me, and just like that -- she's up!Read more