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Do your children go to bed later in the holidays?

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PPaka Mon 28-Jul-14 19:06:19

And if you have a 6 year old what was/ is there bed time?

BreadForBrains Mon 28-Jul-14 19:08:00

Well if we are at hi

PPaka Mon 28-Jul-14 19:10:15

Their bed time- oh dear

BreadForBrains Mon 28-Jul-14 19:13:21

Well if we are at home, they go up at pretty much the same time as usual, though perhaps half hour later, say 8:15 rather than 7:45. They are 8 and 10 and need their sleep otherwise get grumpy and stroppy the next day as they don't tend to sleep in past 8:30/9 regardless.
The little one has his usual bedtime of about 7pm. He is 2.
when we are away on our holidays, they go between 9 and 10 as they are out playing/swimming/watching a film with us. In fact, they are currently out fishing with dp so will be shattered when they get back!
When we're at home, I need them in bed for my own sanity as much as anything else! When we are away, I have Dp to share the load with and am much more relaxed about their bedtimes.
I think a dc your age may go to bed around 7/7:30?

Effic Mon 28-Jul-14 19:18:05

Yes - later bedtime but still 'structured' and routine stuck too, not just stay up later with no defined time.
DS is 11 and bedtime is 8.30 term time. In holidays, it's 9.30 but with same bedtime routine and rules - no 'tech' (iPad/DS/Xbox etc) after 6pm. (Not allowed at all in term time during the week but on Saturdays). Tea at 7, shower, play card/board game or tackle most complicated Lego building project in history of mankind; story/reading time and then lights out at 9.30.
Can't remember what time when he was 6 - think it was 6.30ish term time and 7.30 in holidays??

PPaka Mon 28-Jul-14 19:23:57

His usual bedtime is 8-8.30

OnlyTheWelshCanCwtch Mon 28-Jul-14 19:25:34

Mine are 15 and 12, my 12yo has been going at 11 (usually 9.30 term time) and my 15yo is left to her own devices-she has to be in her room by the time me and her dad go to bed (usually by about midnightish) but I don't think shes been asleep much before about 2-3am, and then graces us with her presence around 1pm.
But I don't work school holidays so theres no rush in the mornings anyway

OnlyTheWelshCanCwtch Mon 28-Jul-14 19:27:01

It also depends what your day involves, if you are working and they have to get up early for childcare/travel etc then they need more of a structured routine

coppertop Mon 28-Jul-14 19:28:27

Three of mine go to bed at their usual time in the holidays as they turn into demons are difficult the next day when they are overtired.

The other goes later because he's still his usual self even when he hasn't had much sleep.

At 6yrs old my dd went to bed at 7.30pm.

PPaka Mon 28-Jul-14 19:46:40

I guess there's lots of variances.
If ds goes to bed 8.30, he gets op 6.30-7

During the holidays there is no need for us to get up that early, in fact I really don't want him to

I have no objection to him going at 9-9.30

He's never grumpy when tired- his energy is boundless

lavenderhoney Mon 28-Jul-14 19:51:01

Not really, unless being very silly. They are 7 and 5 and are pretty happy and chilled anyway. Tends to be about 8/ 8.30 by mutual agreement and the nice weather has helped.

morethanpotatoprints Mon 28-Jul-14 19:52:27

My dd doesn't have a bedtime routine and goes when she is tired.
I suppose during the lighter nights its a bit later, but then during December its rarely before midnight.

Do what works for you OP, there are lots of variables in peoples lives so you will get a huge range, I'm sure.

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Mon 28-Jul-14 19:57:02

My younger 2 (nearly 6 and nearly 4) normally go to bed at around 8 but during the holidays it has been more like 9.30

DD1 who is 12 normally goes at around 9.30 but during the holidays it has been between 10 and 10.30

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 28-Jul-14 20:02:21

DS usually goes up to bed between 7.30 and 8 for a story and then lights out about 8- 8.30 that is term time and try to do some nights in the holidays like this and late nights other time, he is tending to sleep later and is not up when I go to work about 8. He is 6. DD age 8 has lights out at 9.

PPaka Mon 28-Jul-14 23:30:09

Just read the other thread about kids in bed early on holiday!

My husband( separated but still in house) keeps moaning about it, and it really doesn't affect him at all
He's mostly not here at bedtime nor in the morning

Lally112 Mon 28-Jul-14 23:34:11

Yes and they play out later too. Works perfectly.

Wantsunshine Mon 28-Jul-14 23:38:18

My 5yo ranges between about half 8 and 10 she is up early not grumpy just doesn't seem to need much sleep regardless of how much running about and other activities during the day.

steppemum Mon 28-Jul-14 23:40:44

my 6 yo has a more relaxed bedtime, so I am less strict about getting her upstairs (and she has older siblings) So in bed 8-8:30 instead of 7:30-8:00 in term time.

BUT this is mainly because of nice weather and light evenings.
She still wakes up at 6:30, so every 4 days or so she is in bed asleep by 7:30 as she crashes.

curiousgeorgie Mon 28-Jul-14 23:44:31

DD2 is only 1 and finally in a routine so her bedtime stays the same.

My DD1 is almost 4 and she's still up now blush but in my defence I was out and DH let her stay up to see me...

She usually goes to bed about 8.30, and if no nursery maybe about 10...

MummyPig24 Tue 29-Jul-14 02:57:45

4 and 6 years old (and a baby) and pretty much still the same bedtime, maybe half an hour later. They still get up at the crack of dawn no matter what time they have gone to bed and I would rather not have grumpy kids so I tend to stick to the routine.

CheerfulYank Tue 29-Jul-14 03:10:08

DS just turned 7 and goes to bed between 9-10 now. His bedtime is 8 during the school year so it's going to be hard to get him on track again! But he can't sleep when it's light out.

Capitola Tue 29-Jul-14 03:11:07

It's 10:10pm here and our children are skinny dipping in the pool and we are trying not to fall asleep.

So yes, def later.

melissa83 Tue 29-Jul-14 06:09:24

Dds go to bed at 6.30 or latest 7 all year round except for special occasions.

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