davidjdeacon
Hello,
Reaching out for any suggestions of how to train a nearly 3 yr old girl to sleep in a bit longer. Been going on for about 4 months now... she will wake us all up (mum and dad and older brother) anytime from 4am.
Have tried all the usual stuff... taking her back, ignoring her etc. Stupid sleep clocks are a waste of money.
It's not funny anymore.
Room is dark and she goes to bed about 7.20pm 7.30pm. 
She doesn't nap during the day. Even when she has napped on the occasion she still wakes up at daft o'clock 🙄 
She's not hungry, she's not thirsty.
Would anyone out there have advice?
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and frustrating situation. Does she drink anything before going to bed? I don't know how if she's still in nappies or is potty trained but needing the toilet will wake her up, so it might be helpful to make sure that's she gone before she goes to bed. Maybe you could try putting her to bed a little later or start a reward chart for her staying bed until everyone's up. You may find it helpful to read our articles on early years development. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or contact us through our live chat service which is open: Monday to Friday between 1.30pm and 5.30pm or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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davidjdeacon
Hi
Thanks for getting back.
She wears a nappy over night and is fully toilet confident. We've tried both giving her milk before bed in case she's hungry as she often doesn't always eat a lot at tea time. And also cutting the fluids after 5.30pm. Tried putting her to bed later and a reward chart.
Running out of ideas and patience 
Thanks
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MeK
My 3.5 used to do this when he was slot smaller, he was in a cot though and couldn't get out, so I used to shout 'mummy's asleep' and he'd go back to sleep for a bit. Now, he's up anywhere from 4.30-6.30, once he's out of bed and talking, there's no way he will go back. If over into his bed and cuddle he sometimes goes back for an hour. Sometimes I just get up and doze on onthe  settee whilst he has breakfast, or we stay in my bed and he plays Peppa Pig on my phone. 
I don't think they are ideal solutions, I'm currently trying to take him for much more exercise daily, having a banana and milky drink before bed, and I'm going to bed an hour earlier so I'm not so tired. That means I have 1hr 30 of time to myself when he's gone to bed, before my bedtime. My partner and I take it in turns to have a sleep in at the weekend, but I do the early mornings and night waking all week as I can handle lack of sleep better than him, and I work part time whilst he works full time. 
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