My 9 month old son has been getting up really early (b/w 5-6) for the past 4 months. He's grumpy after about an hour of waking up and goes down for a nap about 2-1/2 hours after that. He usually takes a long 2 hour nap. We put him down to bed b/w 7:30-8, so I don't think he's going to bed too early. His crib is parked right next to our bed so whenever he's up so are we. I go to bed at the same time as him, but he still gets up 2x at night so I am still tired by the time his early wake up time arrives. Some days I am able to put him back to sleep by nursing him, but most of the time I can't. I have tried rocking him but he's a big boy now, weighing almost 25 pounds, and I just don't have the energy or strength at this hour to try to put him to sleep. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for all replies.