What qualifies as an early wake-up for you? It’s pretty much always a personal choice depending on when you are prepared to start your day. Some people feel like anything before 5 am is too early, while others don’t want to be up before 8 am. In life, this changes drastically when you have a child. With children, especially babies, we must have realistic expectations and it’s important to understand that their biologically-based circadian rhythm is set earlier than adults. Early rising can also play a part in your child’s current developmental stage. It is not uncommon for early wakings to start during leaps, or when your child is sick or teething. Getting used to this sleep cycle is inevitable, but there are certain ways you can help your baby sleep longer in the mornings.
From changing their bedtime to switching up their routine, here are 11 tips to help your baby sleep longer in the mornings.
While you’re here, check out our baby sleep expert’s tips on how to create a sleep schedule for your child.
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