DS (9.5 Months) has been waking up at 5 in the morning these past few days, which is much too early for me. So, I admit that I've just let him hang out in his crib for....oh....say until 6:30 when I finally peel myself off of the couch. I figured if he really really needed me, his cries would tell me that, but I'm also wondering how he manages to entertain himself for that long! I'd be bored to death if it were me! So, how often do you leave your LO in their crib for some extra shut-eye and for how long? Or do you think I should tend to him sooner because this much alone/quiet time might damage him in some way?