LO is 18 months. He goes down for his naps fine (but only sleeps for 40 mins twice a day) and goes down at bedtime fine. He's had a dummy since he was 10 days old and he needs it to sleep (aswell as his ted) He wakes at 5am every morning and is still tired - usually he'll go back to sleep for another hour once we put his dummy in. Lately he's started waking at 3, then 4, then 5, then 6, each time he needs his dummy. OH is now saying he doesn't want another baby which is breaking my heart, and I'm desperate to sort out LO's early rising. I can't think of any regular sound that wakes him. I'm wondering if it's to do with the dummy, and I wonder if I should try to take it away... just don't wanna go back to having "getting-to-sleep" problems, as I used to have to rock him for his naps and sit with him for an hour at bedtime, and now that he's so good at putting himself to sleep I don't wanna go backwards. Anyone got any ideas?! Thank you Please can no one tell me that "some babies are just early risers", because I know he hasn't had enough sleep because he's still tired, and it doesn't make any difference if we put him to bed later - he still wakes at the same time.