Re: Feeding Toddler Asleep and waking early
I have a friend with a 2.5 year-old toddler. He was completely weaned at 10 months, and he hasn't napped since he was 2. The other day, he woke up at 5:30 a.m. demanding juice, water, and milk (in a sippy cup) and he had absolutely no interest in going back to sleep. My point being that what your toddler is doing is normal, regardless of whether he's weaned or takes a nap.
When your LO wakes at 5:30, is he ready to be up for the day, or does he still seem sleepy? Some kids are just early birds, and there's not a lot you can do about it. It's just their biological clocks at work.
Have you tried putting your LO to bed earlier than 9 p.m.?
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