If you are bothered by your child's early morning wake ups than this is a great opportunity to turn that 5:30 am wake up into a 6:30 wake up. I suggest doing nothing and enjoy the more manageable schedule.
If you are more concerned about your child adjusting to the change you can just split the difference. So if your child's nap is usually at 9:30 am, you will now put him down at 10:00. And if afternoon nap is usually at 1:00, put her down at 1:30. These times will feel early for your child and it may take a little longer to fall asleep but they should adjust nicely within a week. If bedtime is usually 7:00, you will put your child to bed on Sunday at 7:30. You can follow this schedule for three days and then just switch to the regular bedtime. It may be difficult in the first few days as you will be stretching their awake time slightly. It may take about a week to adjust but if you are consistent they will.
Sleeping Well Tonight Means a Healthy Tomorrow!
My name is Jillian Dowling and I am the only Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant in the Niagara Region.
After using the Sleep Sense Program, written by Dana Obleman, with my own children I have dedicated my professional life to helping other families solve their children's sleep problems.
If you have questions about your child's sleep please contact me for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation at 905-688-1578 or www.sleepwise.ca