View Poll Results: wake the baby or let them sleep?
wake them up at their regular time 5 7.46%
let them oversleep a little bit (up to 30 minutes) 23 34.33%
let them sleep until they wake up 39 58.21%
other? 0 0%
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #21
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Re: wake the baby or let them sleep?

I rarely wake a sleeping baby; the only exceptions are if I have a newborn that needs to eat or if their extra sleep starts going on so long that it interferes with their next nap/bedtime.


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Old 09-15-2009, 12:19 PM   #22
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I usually let DD sleep as long as she wants. She has days where she won't take more than a 30min nap and I figure she's probably catching up on sleep.

That and I HATE waking a sleeping baby. Sometimes I have to wake her when I take or pick up my older kids at school. It's sooo painful though!
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:04 PM   #23
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Re: wake the baby or let them sleep?

I've never had to wake DD in the morning, but I have from a nap before if I thought it was going to interfere with bedtime. In that situation, I open the door to her room and engage in a little light activity (cleaning up, folding laundry, etc.) so that she's pretty sure to wake up, but still on her own. She's like me though: she does NOT do well being woken up and needs the transition
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:16 PM   #24
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I don't have to wake my DD up in the morning - she always wakes up on her own between 6 and 7 AM and it never affects her naps or bedtime.
I think I jinxed myself by saying this yesterday. This morning my DD slept until 7:30 AM. Her morning nap was all off and she took an early and too-short afternoon nap. Now I am enjoying the crankiest toddler ever known to mankind. She keeps screaming and freaking out about weird things and has fallen down and hurt herself WAY more than normal.

I take it back. I'll start waking her up in the morning too if she sleeps unusually late. I don't want another day like today.

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