๐—œ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€? ๐—œโ€™๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ!

๐—œ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€? ๐—œโ€™๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ!

Causes of early rising in toddlers:

๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€: Learning to walk/run/climb and new language acquisition are notorious interrupters of sleep

๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: If your toddler is ready for less daytime sleep, sometimes this will present with early risings.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: A child may be more likely to have a need for connection in order to get back to sleep after having been separated from the primary caregiver for the majority of the night. Couple this with the fact that sleep drive wears down, and you may have an early riser on your hands.

๐—ฆ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€: As kids get older, their need for sleep reduces. There are only so many hours any one person can sleep, and your child may be maxing out earlier than youโ€™d like!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ What can you do?

โœจ Adjust the schedule – this may mean dropping or capping a nap, or adjusting the timing of bedtime to shift your toddlerโ€™s sleep to a time that works better for your family

โœจ Give your child lots of opportunity for connection before bed. You can even designate specific connection-based activities to be part of the post workday or bedtime routine

โœจ Make sure that when your toddler wakes, there isnโ€™t an incentive to continue to wake at that time. Keep things as nighttime-like and boring as possible, with lights off or simmer until your desired wake time

โœจ Embrace it! Early rises are super annoying, but youโ€™d be surprised how much you can get done in those early morning hours. Plus, in most cases, and early rise likely means bedtime will be early enough to allow you to have a few hours to yourself before going to bed

Cayla

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