Posted in Behavior, Sleep, Preschoolers

Suddenly waking up an hour earlier

Wow for the last 2 weeks my son started waking up an entire hour earlier. Every morning. Last night we put him to bed an hour later and he still woke up today an hour earlier! He stays in his room but he cries or is super noisy waking us all up. For 9mos he’s been consistently waking up around 7:15. Now it’s 6:15 regardless of when bedtime is. He’s almost 4. He doesn’t nap/won’t nap. He has one of those OK TO WAKE color changing alarm clocks which he hasn’t adhered to in the 2 weeks he’s been waking up earlier. I’m already worried about when daylight savings ends- does a that mean he’ll wake up at 5:15am??? That’s what happened last year when we switched the clocks.... I hate this it’s giving me so much anxiety.

  • Ivana
    Sep 09

    Ugh, sorry to hear! 6:15 is more or less our daughters wake up time, so 7:15 sounds like a dream to me! Have you tried telling him he needs to stay in his room for quiet time (lay out toys, books, maybe even morning snacks in his room?)

  • PK
    Sep 13

    There’s something in the air!! My son has just started doing this too. He normally wakes anytime between 7 and 8 am which is great (I’m a SAHM so no rush to go anywhere). Now he’s waking up any time between 5 and 6 am 😱😱 He’s making it up with a longer nap during the day though.

  • Jess
    Sep 26

    My 18 month old started waking up an hour or so earlier the past few days too! I don’t know what’s going on! Doesn’t matter what time he goes to bed, naps, whatever. Everything but bedtime is getting earlier lol!

  • PK
    Sep 26

    We just got one of those “ok to wake” clocks. Tonight will be the third night with it. No luck so far with getting him to sleep until normal wake up time...