Bedtimes - Am I a slack parent?

(26 Posts)
Thingiebob Sat 06-Oct-12 11:11:05

My 2.8 year old doesn't have a bedtime.

I gave up a long time ago trying to establish a bedtime. It resulted in my whole evening gone trying to get her to sleep, broken nights and early mornings. A lot of stress for everyone involved.

Now she goes to sleep when she is tired. She sleeps through most of the time in the bed with us and wakes up at about 8am. This works for us.
She usually falls asleep naturally at about 9.30 -10 p.m in our bed. I go to sleep about 11.30.

My HV said that some children just don't need much sleep. I think my little one needs about nine to ten hours. She dropped her nap at 18 months.

So I am pretty relaxed about bedtimes as long as it is clearly not impacting on the child's health.

AIBU? I have plenty of friends and perhaps the odd relative who raise their eyebrows at this and clearly disapprove.

Part of me is wondering if perhaps I should try to force the issue and attempt a bedtime again yet I have been getting more sleep in the last few months than I have in the last two years.

knackeredmother Sat 06-Oct-12 19:35:39

I do exactly this and it's good to know I'm not alone! YANBU

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