1. Make sure that your little one's room is quiet. Loud noises such as barking dogs, garbage trucks, loud household appliances, etc... can definitely interrupt sleep. You may want to consider using a white noise machine to help drown out some of these noises, if applicable.
2. Make sure that your child's room is dark. If the early morning sun is shining in your little one's room it could be waking him/her. You do not have to have room darkening shades per say, but good curtains or blinds can be very helpful.
3. Remove toys (especially those that have lights and sounds) from the crib or toddler bed. If deemed safe by your pediatrician, lovies and soft stuffed animals are fine. Your child's sleep space should be conducive to sleep. Save the toys for playtime.
4. Make sure that your little one is not going to bed overtired. Children that go to bed overtired tend to wake up more frequently at night and earlier in the morning. Having an age appropriate bedtime can really help.
5. Make sure that your little one is not hungry. If your little one is under 12 months or has an underlying medical condition you should check with your pediatrician to see if your little one still needs feedings at night.
6. If your little one is sick, teething, has recently experienced a major life transition or has hit a developmental milestone early morning wake ups may be a temporary part of life.
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