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My Dd wants me to stay in bed with her until she's ready to get up. I used to be willing to do that, but I won't do it anymore. The thing is, she doesn't want to be in bed alone so she gets up with me and is very, very cranky and crying and clinging.<br><br>
She can't go to bed earlier or she'd never see her papa. I'd like to be able to get up and let her sleep later. Any ideas?
 

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No chance of sneaking out? What about encouraging her to go back to sleep on the floor or a couch?
 

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It's strange how I can sneak out in the evenings, after she has gone to sleep. It only takes her 10 minutes to get down, which is better than the few non-cosleeping 4 year olds I know; but, in the mornings, she literally grabs onto me and won't let go - in her sleep. If I stir at all, even to read a book, she is awake and doesn't go back to sleep without me.<br><br>
So, we've started getting up, but it's making us both miserable.
 

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No advise here, just in the same boat as you! Actally, my 4 yr. old wakes up at 5:30 and won't go back to sleep and ends up waking dh and I up - then is fairly tired/cranky by the time it's time to go to pre-school <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I hope you get some good advise - oh, and I do know the clinging on in sleep thing- dd does that sometimes at night when she's first falling asleep.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> can take an hour to finally sneak out of bed!
 

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my dd is just the opposite. She won't sleep long at night without us in bed, but I can usually get an hour or so away from her in the morning, though sometimes she yells for me, I run in and she's still asleep. Other times she's yell, I'll run in a cuddle her to sleep, but I usually only get 1/2hr more sleep from her.
 
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