- Make bedtime a bit later, to see if it encourages your baby to wake later.
- Put some safe soft toys in the cot to give them something to play with if they wake up early.
- Increase daytime foods, working towards stopping that last bottle.
Ultimately, the best approach may be to manage your own routine. Go to sleep in the day with her if you can. Catch up at the weekend when someone else can take over. At least twice a week go to bed early. Looking after yourself will get you through this.
Annette Maloney, health visitor.